Hey folks, remember me?? I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who left sweet comments about the arrival of our precious little girl. We are definitely head over heels in love with her. I've gotten a lot of concerned emails asking for updates so I thought I would pop on and explain what's been going on these last 2 weeks. We've had a bit of a rocky start with several obstacles along the way. Let me explain:
Charlotte started loosing weight when we brought her home. She dropped down to 5 lbs. 7 oz. So we've been focused on getting her to eat and gain weight for the past 16 days! We had a small set back during feeding time that involved coughing and an oversupply of food, but we've got that under control now. I never in a million years thought we would have such a teeny tiny baby. We had to go out and buy preemie clothes and diapers and even those were too loose. After about a week, I started having problems of my own. I went to take a shower and got stung by a red wasp twice on my toe. My foot was red and swollen for days! A few days after that, I started having severe back pain and actually ended up in the ER last Wednesday. After several test, we found out that I have massive kidney stones. I was rushed into surgery where they inserted a stent to help drain the fluid for now. What are the odds of that? It was a scary and emotional day. All of the staff was extremely friendly and nice though. I guess I got a lot of sympathy votes going through that with an 11 day old baby and a body that was still trying to heal from delivery. At the moment, we are resting and taking it easy. I go back in this Friday for another surgery where they will remove the stones and hopefully have me back to normal. It's been frustrating dealing with everything and wondering when the pain is all going to stop. I just keeping telling myself that it will all get better one day.
Charlotte is perfect. We had our 2 week check up today and we were greatly relieved to see that she has gained weight. One less thing to worry about! She is now 6 lbs. 9.5 oz. She is such a good and content baby too! She only cries when she is wet. She hates having her hands swaddled. She wants them loose so she can rest them on her face or punch the air with her fist while she sleeps. She's full of personality already and makes the funniest faces. She had definitely been the best medicine I could have these last few days. Ross has been amazing not only helping me out, but jumping right into fatherhood. I'm definitely blessed to have him by my side. So that should catch you up for now. Told ya it's been a hectic 2 weeks. Dinner is ready so I'm going to run and eat while the little peanut is still sleeping. Thanks again for checking up on us!!!!!