Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 1

Yes, I am behind, I know. Everyone has been bugging me for pictures so here is a post with pictures.
So, I don't really like my video I started, scratch that big idea. I will just do a post for the week.
I wanted to give a little recap of the highlights of our first few weeks. Ryan has banned me from writing in the baby book. For some reason he says I have bad handwriting. What??? So I will just have to record our events on the blog.

We came home from the hospital on Friday, July 2nd. Love those chipmunk cheeks!!!!
The first day home was full of family visits. I think Sandra held you for 2 plus hours and then you were just passed around all afternoon. I was prepared for a long night ahead, but you were perfect!!! You woke up about every 2 & 1/2 to 3 hours, ate, and then went right back to sleep. You never stayed up crying. You just ate, changed diaper, and then went back to sleep. It was wonderful!!!

Saturday was a very eventful day. Ryan was outside doing yard work with Maggie. Apparently he was spraying a yellow jacket nest, walked away and then Maggie walked over toward it and got stung by a bunch of yellow jackets. Ryan also got stung a bunch while trying to get her away from it. We kept her inside and I immediately noticed her acting a weird. She would not leave my side and always had to be touching my leg. I guess the hormones kicked in and I got very upset and worried about my firstborn child and called the vet. The vet said it would probably be best for them to treat her. I started putting my shoes on and grabbing the keys to take her when Ryan reminded me that I can't drive. What?? I honestly think that whole no driving for 2 weeks is ridiculous. If I can walk, I can push my foot on a peddle. Ryan took her and she was treated and left for observation at the vet. She recovered and was fine, but I felt so sorry for her.

Harper also smiled a big open mouth smile on Saturday. Loved it!!!

Here are my favorite quotes from the week:
Ryan: "She only needs 5 outfits"
Ha, she goes through 5 outfits in one day!

Coming from Harper's bed room, Ryan: "You've got to be kidding me"
Harper peed while he was changing her, just as he put the new diaper underneath her. This continued to happen multiple times a day all week. Who knew that girls do this. I thought only boys pee while changing them.

First Bath

Sunday we celebrated the 4th of July. Nanny and PawPaw Bill were in town to help us celebrate. We ate some yummy barbecue and relaxed with family. I was determined to watch the Vulcan fireworks show. It just isn't a 4th without fireworks. We didn't get to shoot any, but we saw a great show at Vulcan. Harper slept through the entire fireworks show, but I guess there will be plenty more in her future.
Harper and Nanny

3 Generations

Mimi and Harper

Watching fireworks with Nonni in the bed of the truck

Monday we had to go to the Pediatrician's office to get your jaundice level checked.

Being our first trip to the pediatrician, we didn't really know what to expect. We were told to strip you down to be weighed. Well as soon as we got that diaper off you decided to mark your territory across the entire room. Lovely. Thank goodness Ryan had gotten over his phobia of poop, because we were both frantically trying to clean things up before anyone walked in.
We took this picture to get a perspective of just how powerful it was. She was on the exam table and managed to mark her spot on the floor, wall, counter, and even those magazines. Looking back we probably should of told someone or at least thrown the magazines away. Her Jaundice level was good and she was gaining weight, which was a relief to me.
The Neely family came over for a visit on Monday. Noah just loves Harper. Jennifer says he is always asking about her and wanting to go see her. Harper also watched The Bachelorette with Mimi, Nanny, and PawPaw Bill.

Here are the 1 week old pictures. Ryan wanted to get one with his boot. I have absolutly no idea why he wanted to, but it is when he does things like this that just make me smile.

Nonni enjoyed spending some time with you. She stayed until Thursday then went to spend some time with Will & Hoke. She was a huge help to Ryan and I!!!

Maggie has been wonderful! She always manages to be in the same room with Harper and she will frequently go give her a sniff as to let Harper know she is here. Maggie has turned into the best baby monitor money could buy. She will always come and find one of us whenever Harper is crying. The second night we were home Nonni was on Harper patrol and sleeping on the couch. Harper started crying in the night and Maggie went and woke Nonni up. She is so smart!!!!

The first week at home was wonderful! Harper has been such a blessing and we just can't believe she is actually ours.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to see pictures!! You look great and of course, Harper is beautiful!! I'm glad that things are going well!! I love you!!