Tuesday, April 24, 2007

All the kiddos

Another hospital pic but it's the first "all the kids" picture we have. Awww...so sweet...even if Linnae does look like a garden gnome. ;)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Be back soon!

I'm hoping to get back into the blogging routine VERY soon. I miss not only telling my readers about what's going on in our lives but it's also a great way for me to keep tabs on us as well. So hopefully I'll be back very soon.

The baby (now called Linnae from here on out) finally got her bili levels dropping. She was cleared last week from further testing. She does have a cold (with lots of congestion) that we're keeping a very close eye on though. She was also having a hard time gaining weight but as of Saturday, she'd gained 6oz in 5 days so that is great!

Her siblings are very much in love with her still and they constantly (almost too much) try to kiss, hug and hold her. This recovery has been the slowest for me but I just haven't really had time to stay in bed for several days - dr appts, bili tests, allergy testing for Rose, sick appts for Jade...it's just ongoing craziness. Not that I didn't sign up for it though, eh?

Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

He hoped, he wished, he talked about it for 2 weeks

He wanted his first tooth to fall out on Easter. Why? "Because that would make it EXTRA special!" And lo and behold, just 30 minutes ago...

Happy Easter!!

Rhonan's bilirubin levels are high and we keep going in to test it. It was still climbing as of yesterday. If it's still climbing today, we'll discuss a bili bed/blanket.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Baby is here!

Rhonan Linnae [RO nan lin NAY] arrived at 3:08pm CST on April 1st. Rhonan means “little seal” and Linnae is a flower name which goes along with our other two daughter's middle names (as an aside, I do use my kids middle names on the blog so you don't think I'm too weird in naming schemes. lol). No pain meds for me - all natural (and what a story!). And apparently the April Fool's Day joke was on me......8lbs,10oz (at only 38weeks, 2days)!!!! 20 inches long, 14 inch head.

She's gorgeous, lots of dark hair. I'm exhausted but doing well. We just got home this evening. I’ll send pics when I get them uploaded.