Friday, July 31, 2009
It was really great to see the baby. We couldn't get good pictures and the Dr. didn't have a lot of time. When she sat down to begin the ultrasound and got a call that one of her patients was dilated to 8 cm and expecting to deliver twins. So, she needed to leave.
Incidentally when the nurse warned us the the Dr. was expecting a delivery and she hoped we would get to see her, I was a bit confused. What was she expecting? Medical supplies? New equipment? Why would that affect our visit? Oh, a baby! She's supposed to be doing the delivery! Got it. Pregnancy brain!
Amanda is quite a bit bigger than she was on that day although she would try to squeeze into that outfit if we let her. She always trying to put on Christiana's clothes.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
She does have a time between the hours of 7 pm and 11 pm when she is wide awake and very hard to please. Usually Mike is home and takes over so I can go to bed. She eats quite a bit during that time and then sleeps for about four hours after that.
She's been on donated breastmilk since we left the hospital which is so wonderful. It's time for her six o'clock feeding right now. I hear her stirring.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Really caring for a newborn in this condition isn't so difficult. It's the toddler who needs a bit more action in her life.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
We had a nice visit with our friends who served as our airport taxi and parking service. They had a little baby at home last Sunday so we got to see him and Amanda played with their two-year-old daughter. They are so wonderful and it's been fun to have them be part of both of our adoptions. They have been the first people in MN to see our newest baby.
We survived the ride home and just need to unpack and get organized, but resting has been the priority.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Christi (My sister)
Tina (My neighbor and aunt)
Iana (ee AH nah)
Ana (AH na)
My favorite is Iana but it looks like Lana in some fonts. Mike's favorite is Ana. What's yours?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This Christiana's milk mama from north of Tampa. We drove up to meet her while we were waiting for Iana to be released from the hospital. Her little girl is 14 lbs. at 10 weeks. It's good milk! We found her through Milk Share.
Sometimes Iana sleeps in her car seat and sometimes she sleeps in our suitcase. I lined it with a couple of towels and her blanket. Thanks for the idea, MckMama!
Monday, July 13, 2009
We are not sure if we will continue the tradition beyond the first two boys and girls. Our next boy's name is a combination our our grandpas and neither one of them was a John.
We will find out the gender of the baby we are expecting in March. Mike prefered to let it be a suprise, but he said we blew right past novelty and just for practical reasons, we need to find out what this baby will be.
Now, whether or not we share this secret with all of you? Well, that's undecided!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Catching some Zs...
Catching some smiles...