Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our 1st 24 Hours as a Family of 5

It was a good 1st day. The Duchess Helena could teach a nursing class, which is quite different from my first two and is such a blessing. She's an eater to be sure. She is done with labs and passed her hearing screening. Her little right foot was jammed outward in utero, and still looks that way some what today. The ped who was on rounds said he believes it will be fine and won't require anything to be done to correct it.

We spent the day together as a family of 5 watching movies, eating lots of junk food, and taking naps. Alexander fell in love at first sight, but my sweet Sophie is not so sure. When her baby sister cries, Sophie buries her head and cries along with her.

As they were only able to get one round of two antibiotics in me before her birth for the Group B Strep, they want us to hang out nearly the whole 48 hours to observe her. This means we'll be going home tomorrow night at bedtime.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.








7 comments:

whatever to us said...

What a great looking family of 5 :) So glad to hear all is well, even if you have to hang out a little longer than probably wanted at the hospital. Congratulations again!

RK said...

Great pics. Sophie suddenly looks so grown up! And you look just smashing, my friend. I'm way jealous of your bounce back ability!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family...it is amazing how much to me that Xander and Soph looked alike and how different Helena looks! Feel well...good luck to you and your big 'ol family in the weeks to come!
love, the prairie

Libbey05 said...

I wondered about you all weekend...so happy! five is SO different than 4. They outnumber you now! How fun. When I think about it now, I can't imagine it any other way.....much love to you all...can't wait to hear how this all transpired!

Hollie said...

She is beautiful! Welcome to the club of being a mother to 2 girls and 1 boy! It'll take some getting used to but you can handle it. After all you're an Edsill! :)Take care. Love and miss you all!

Aunt Kate said...

Wow, Jen you look great and that beautiful Sophia is so goregous. I cant believe her hair is so long..cute:) I cant wait to see that baby Helena. Im coming this weekend. So get ready!! I love you all. So proud to be your sister.

Bethany said...

Congratulations you guys ... she is beautiful!