Friday, May 9, 2008

home sweet home

I love this face! Ignore my shoulder.

We have been home sense Monday afternoon. That same afternoon, a 'mini-tanning bed' for babies called a 'billie light bed' for Zachary. His jaundice levels were too high when we left the hospital and the dr. wanted him under the light until his levels went down.
Well, today (really yesterday sense it is technically Friday now) we received news that his levels are down, and he does not have to be in his 'tanning bed' box any more. The company will pick it up some time on Friday. The nurse said it would not hurt to keep him in it until they picked it up. So, he spent his last night in it.

We now have to start over again in a sense as far as getting him to go to sleep on his own. The bed had an amazing calming effect on him. We don't know if it was the lights, the low humming sound, or both, but he would be fussy and then lay in his bed and be content.

Being first time parents, we worry like crazy about him. Someone has been awake 'watching' him in his bed to make sure he is okay. Tonight should be interesting as he will be sleeping in his bassinet and/or pack and play.

He can finally start to wear clothes! I must confess though that I really like him in only his diaper. I can stare at his little feet, hands, legs, etc. for hours.

I must blog for a minute on my wonderful husband. Seeing James as a dad has made me fall deeper in love with him. His love for his son is something that is so precious and can be seen in the way he looks at him. James has been wonderful in taking care of me and his new baby. I have changed very few doctors (I meant diapers, Thanks Leah!) and been able to rest thanks to James.

I want to blog about this being my first mother's day, but know it will be an emotional one. I think I will put it on hold considering I just started crying thinking about James.

I am feeling a little better each day, just soar. I must start walking, even if it only a little ways. I have been walking and up a lot in the house.


Jason and Stephanie Trook said...

Yeah for being home!

Leah Dooley said...

Can't wait to come visit so we can see him. He is so gorgeous! High five James for not making Dana "change doctors" much!

Jennifer-Colley said...

Congratulations! You two are going to be great parents. He is very lucky!

Brie said...

Yes you are a new mom. :) Remember the crazy crying moments we warned you about? It sounds like they have visited you!:) It is so wonderful. Congratulations on a first night of sleep.