Sunday, August 31, 2008

William's Big Bite

As I was taking this picture I thought.... "how cute! he's kissing her!".... a few seconds later she let out a wail-- yes, he was biting her ear. William is being nicer to his sister every day now, as he is getting used to having her around. Mostly he just kisses her, but sometimes he's a little rough. I told him to be gentle with her, she is a delicate flower. He said "I want to be a deliclower flower too!". He gives her a sniff like he's smelling a flower, and lots of kisses on top of her head. Lillian turns one month old tomorrow. She weighs almost 9 pounds now and is a good eater. She is almost grown out of her newborn clothes- we may have a week left before she's wearing her 3 month size. They grow so fast!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy to be home.....

We are so happy to be back home......
Sunday morning as I was feeding Lillian, I noticed she felt very warm. Took her temperature and it was 101.5! Very scary for a 3 week old baby. Called Children's Mercy and they said to bring her right in to the ER. They took her temperature and it was 102. When a newborn has a temperature this high that means an automatic hospital stay. Then ran blood, urine, and spinal fluid cultures and 24 hours later we learned that Lillian has an Enterovirus. By Monday morning her fever had come down (and she was eating well and acting normal all along), but we had to stay in the hospital another 24 hours to get all the lab results back and make sure there was nothing bacterial. The preliminary cultures all looked good so we got to come home around noon today and we're so happy to be home, but even more happy that our little girl is feeling well. Since there is really no way to treat a virus, she has to fight it off all by her little self. I got to spend extra time cuddling her while we were in the hospital, without distractions such as tv, phones, computers, and errands. I tried to worry as little as possible, and all the great nurses and doctors at the hospital reassured us that she would be okay. Lillian's very own Aunt Erin is a nurse there at CM South, but unfortunately her days off were the same days we were there. She still came by every day and made sure the nurses were taking extra good care of us. Erin will be a mom herself next week, if little Max doesn't decide to show up before then. We can't wait to meet him!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

That's Bob Dylan

More than once now William has pointed at Lillian and said "that's Bob Dylan". We don't know where he got that! William loves his little sister. He has been picking on her some though- so far he bit her ear, her nose, and her foot. Nothing too serious, but boy did she scream! We have to watch him every second. Hopefully he'll get used to her soon and we can all relax a little. I wonder if he'll teach little "bob dylan" to play guitar someday..... he has a guitar, mandolin, harmonica and kazoo. He wants to be in a band like his daddy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lillian's first bath

Lillian is 5 days old today. Her umbilical cord fell off this morning so she had her first real bath. She really liked it! ...until the water got cold.
William was ready with the lotion and anxious for us to finish her bath so they could take a ride in their new double stroller. It was a relatively cool day today and they had fun. She is such a sweet baby. We just love her!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

lillian to earth

The big day finally came. Now I know that this is not the best picture of me, but I like it just fine. This is my brand new daughter, Lillian Christine. At this age she looks alot like her older brother, William, but I think that will probably change as she gets older. If you look really hard just above Lillians face you will see just a little bit of my new tattoo as well. Maybe I should have a special post for my tattoos, but that will be another day.

Birthdate: 8-01-2008

weight: 6 lbs 6 oz

length: 20"

and lots of hair