Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brief Hannah update

I haven't been blogging because there isn't too much to say, for which I am grateful!  Hannah is getting into a little routine and I am starting to identify her trends.  This week is my first home alone with her and it's going well.  We usually have little bit of a rough night followed by a slow start in the morning.  She eats at noon and two and then sleeps until six.  Not a bad schedule!

We went to the pediatrician today and she weighs 5 lbs 14 oz.  That is up 6 oz from a week ago and 3 oz from her birth weight.  The pediatrician was very pleased and doesn't need to see her again for a month!  I am proud of myself for taking her all by myself, monitor and all.  (Although when I was leaving there was a triplet mom in the waiting room, she was pushing a double stroller plus a single and I have no idea how she was doing it!)  She handled it well except for a screaming fit on the way home.  I have one pack of preemie diapers left and then she should be big enough for the newborn size.  The next milestone is 8 lbs at which point she will be able to fit into her cloth diapers, finally.

Hannah is very popular and is getting presents almost daily.  She has received everything from dresses and books to a diaper cake and handmade sweaters.  I am busy keeping up with the thank-you notes.  People have been so generous.  We have also been well-fed the last couple of weeks - friends, family, and neighbors have been bringing us all kinds of goodies.

This picture is already outdated but I really like it:

On my to-do list: taking some pictures suitable for a formal birth announcement and doing some infant massage per my midwife's recommendation.


  1. Hey there! Glad to hear that everything is going well. Were you sent home on a monitor? How is that? Does it drive you crazy? Do you feel relieved? Does it go off frequently? Merritt is still having spells during his feeds, and they have discussed with us sending him home on a monitor. If it gets us home, I'll take it, but I'm not looking forward to the false alarms either. What has been your experience?

  2. Glad everything is going well. She is precious!