Thank the Lord God in heaven above for mothers and mothers-in-law. SuperMIL spent the last night with me in the hospital (Superman went home to care for the pets as well as to get some rest - he's been sick) and my mother has been with me at home. If you can possibly help it try to have a mother who is also an RN because when you're worried about jaundice (Kate isn't at all) or about wet diaper frequency (Kate quickly dispelled those concerns immediately after we called the doctor) it's just usefull to have an RN available.
I think she's waking up which means I need to go. Here are some pictures:
When she's awake she's very awake.
Who does she look like more: Uncle TAB or Aunt LL?
These eyelashes will be a favorite focal point of mine. Just so you know.
Safe in Daddy's hands...
They let us leave the hospital with a tiny helpless newborn!?!
I wonder who she inherited her dirty-look-giving ability from?
You may have noticed that she has hair. DARK hair. This fact still astounds me because Superman and I were both very bald and then very blonde. We'll see if her hair stays or changes color.
She's such a good baby. Very eager to nurse and once my breasts chill out with the milk-making (I could feed quadruplets. I'm really not kidding.) she'll actually be able to latch on for more than a few seconds at a time. Yes I pump ahead of time to relieve some of the pressure. It's still like she's drinking from a fire hose.
She makes the funniest faces and stares around her with such curiosity. When she's awake she's very very alert; wait till you see the pictures taken (by the hospital) an hour or two after birth! My mother says that she gets her alertness from me; apparently I was similarly alert as an infant.
Her ability to produce poop has astounded her father and satisfied her mother (I really AM providing her with enough to eat!) and her father has become a supreme baby-wrapper. He calls her his "burrito princess" when she's all tightly bundled up.
Her cry has gotten progressively stronger and more irate-sounding as she gets older; her neck is very strong.
I haven't taken many pictures since we got home. We're going to try and get out in the sunshine this afternoon (good to keep jaundice away) so maybe I'll get some then. Right now I need to go smell her neck and tell her she's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen.