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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Birth Story Part 4

Poor little Willow had jaundice. Since we live so far away they thought it was best if we just stayed in the hospital so she could be monitored rather than us driving back and forth for blood work. We ended up staying a week and by the end J and I were delirious. We totally had cabin fever and couldn't wait to get home. One minute we were laughing about nothing the next minute we were so annoyed with another. I feel for all of you parents who have had to stay in the hospital for long stretches of time. We kept reminding ourselves how lucky we were, it was only jaundice and we were only there for a week. The good thing about our hospital stay was our nurses were absolutely phenomenal and whenever I had a question or needed help they were right there by my side. J also needs to be commended for this. We started the routine in the hospital, when Willow wakes J brings her over to me to nurse and than when I am done I wake him and he changes her bum and puts her back to bed. He has continued this routine since we have gotten home. Not too shabby eh? I told you I'm a lucky gal!!

Sleep deprived daddy & Willow

Sleep deprived mommy & Willow
Although Willow looked darn cool in her foam glasses, she hated them. She didn't get much sleep when she was in the bed. Luckily, she only had to be in the bed for a couple of night and days. It was so hard not to snuggle her constantly.

Yep, already a daddy's girl.

I don't understand why they don't have daddy showers at the hospital. Poor J sponge bathed for a week! willow doesn't seem to mind the stench. JK you did a very good job bathing yourself J :p

YAAAYYY we get to go HOOOMMME!!!

During our entire hospital stay our FAB-U-LOUS friends Kathy, Doug & Aidan took care of our fur babies for us. We are soooo blessed to have such great people as friends. Thank You guys xo Also for all of the delicious treats that were awaiting us. Thank you to Anne for the yummy food too. You are all the best!


  1. I'm
    Glad all turned out well..he is definitely in love..too cute!

  2. AWWWWW willow is soooo adorable! she looks so chubby already, so healthy and precious. it's too sad to see her have to go into that machine for jaundice, i bet that was hard for you guys! my lucy is a daddy's girl already too. isn't it the best feeling in the world to see your hubby just so smitten with the little being you two created? we had to stay in the hospital 3 days, i can't even imagine a week. i mean it wasn't too bad but we were sure ready to get out of there and come home. how are the dogs doing with her? i bet they'll love her. it was such a treat reading your birth story. you had my dream birth :) i hope that my next one will be a vbac and i get to experience pushing. the way you described it is such a beautiful thing and totally exactly like i pictured it would be. i am still writing my birth story and today i wrote the part about the emergency c-section; it still breaks my heart. anyway our daughters are four days apart! can't wait to see how they grow :) much peace and love to you!

  3. She's seriously so precious! I love all the pics! :)

  4. Aww... good story :) We started our routine at the hospital too and it seemed to help all of us once we got home. Congrats!

  5. We spent four days in the hospital due to my c section and we were definitely getting stir crazy! Congrats on Willow -she's beautiful!

  6. She is beautiful! I know how happy you must be to be home with your baby!


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