Saturday, July 18, 2009

The First Week

Well, it's now been a week since we took her home from the NICU and here are some things we've learned...

* Babies are very loud sleepers.

* Babies can cry very severely when they have gas.

* Being pooped on, peed on, and spit up on kinda of sucks.

* Babies go through multiple outfits a day due to these bodily fluids.

* Sleeping is a sacred luxury that many people take for granted.

* Babies are very slippery when wet.

* You should always make sure you have enough wipes close by when you are about to change a diaper, ya never know how many you'll need.

* When giving babies medication, insert the syringe as far back into their cheek as possible or else they will spit it out.

* Babies can be very fussy eaters.

* Tummy time can be very rewarding.

Josh and I under estimated the amount of sleep deprivation that happens when caring for a new baby, but we are trying our best to adjust. Overall, I think our first weeks went great and we are very happy she is home with us!

Here are some pictures...


Anonymous said...

Congrats on week one! What wonderful things to look forward to. I love seeing all the new pictures.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good job you do keeping us posted on how Caydee is doing. She looks pretty healthy and well cared for.
Aunt Millie

Angel said...

She is a cutie!

M said...

WOW she already looks sooooo different from her newborn pictures!

Nicely done, Mom & Dad!

The look on her face in that second-last photo just makes me chuckle...

Kathy said...

She is precious! I love hearing how you are all doing.