Sunday, August 31, 2014

Poopy Kind of Day!

Jenna had her 2nd photo shoot today. There was a lot of #1 and #2 going on! I got it first before we left, then Will got both 1 and 2, then I got it again when we got home! The poor photog's wood floors!

Here are some pictures from today!

^not my favorite...she looks like a pilgrim.

Totally thought she was finished, I was very wrong. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hospital Photo Shoot

We are just completely smitten! Bella Baby did an excellent job.

So Much Love

Jenna has had many visitors. Here are some of her fans from her first week. I didn't get a photo of everyone...thank you especially to Ashley at 10pm after Jenna was born and the Five Guys delivery! Then my AH family-Emily, Becky, Andrea, and Dana for stopping by.

These two crack me up. -awe first time grandmas!

Stressful times call for Bob Marley

During my pregnancy this was my go to song. 

Three Little Birds

Now is no different...screaming diaper change. Overthinking the cloth diaper wash routine for fear of ruining them. Burping...I'm not good at that, I'm also not good at soothing without nursing. Will and Mama make it look so easy. I've got a genius plan record Will's voice and I can play it to chill Jenna out. I swear she hears it and shuts up. I shouldn't be surprised many littles do that to Will's deep voice.

Click below to hear this song ��

Doctor's Visit

We've been to the doctor twice now. Both times jaundice has been the concern. She is in fact jaundiced just not bad enough to do anything about.

The first visit when she was getting checked out the doctor was inspecting an area right above her butt, almost like a dimple. I had this written down as a question too. He said he only gets concerned if it has a tuft of hair in it or is really deep...then he begins to explain how the backbone zips up...I immediately start gabbing and don't give him time to finish. It was scary for a moment. I'm pretty sure he used the words spina bifida, but I know I said it and told him about Stella. He may have only used that word SB after I did. Not sure. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

During our second visit her umbilical coffee was hanging by a thread. The doctor removed it and I was very thankful it made me nervous. Jenna was also back up to birth weight at 6 days old, this was super!

We return at 2 weeks old.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Step Two-introduce dogs

I knew I needed to be calm, otherwise Buddy and Jade would pick up on my anxiety about the whole dog and baby thing. 

It was hard but I think I did good. 

Very interested in crying.

At first Jade was really under foot. She would follow me from room to room. She has since relaxed and doesn't pay us much attention. The one thing we need to work on is not walking around her, to make her get up when she sees us coming.

Buddy now is on high alert. Anytime she makes noise he comes trotting. He just stares at us, like are you taking care of that? 

If Jenna is really crying, he will ring the bell and ask to go out. I see this as a good thing, he needs to get away from it so I try to do better at jumping up to let him out. He needs his space. 

The day they came home from Moonshadow...this happened, I'm what? Our dogs aren't normally cuddlers with us or each other.

Coming Home

On the 23rd we were released to venture home. Woah scary. As we packed up Will and I talked about various things, we were both sweating. 

First thing is first dress Jenna. Tee tiny hardly fit in her newborn outfit. 

Here we go!

As I was told the days we were in the hopsital it was crazy hot. So poor Jenna is her winter type pj/outfit went home in 106 weather!

When we get home this amazing stork is in the yard. Special thank you to one awesome neighbor, Elisa. I just love it. I'm hoping to get out there and take some photos including the dogs.

Selfies and Such

I'm sure Grandma Sarah is reading this thinking...what is a selfie? Grandma let me teach you. It's when you take a photo of yourself. Usually it's on a day when you especially think you look extra pretty/good. 

Will said, "Um I'm pretty sure this is the most selfies I've ever taken in my life." I'll catch him now on the couch snapping a pic of he and Jenna. I just laugh.

Here are some selfies and other photos from our stay in the hospital.

Wow all these pictures are essentially the same. Oh well, I still love them.��

This green bracelet is a security measure so if she gets anywhere near an elevator or stair well they lock or shut down. Also if you take it off you will get a lot of attention is what we were told!