Monday, January 19, 2009

We're Home!

Well, we came home yesterday! I tried talking several of the nurses into coming home with us, but no one took us up on the offer despite the fact that they all told us that Colby was their favorite baby in the nursery this week. The fact that they wouldn't come home with us proved to me that this was probably some line that they were told to tell every new mother in the "hospital customer service' class they were forced to take at some point in their career!

In any case, we got home yesterday early afternoon. Colby enjoyed a few more visitors before we left and again when we got home. Most of the afternoon was spent with her father in the recliner sleeping. We all tried to catch up on some much-needed sleep yesterday afternoon.

Our first night at home was ok, but once again, I wish I would have had the nurses from the hospital here to help out! We decided to move her cradle into our bedroom, as, yes, we are worrisome new parents who felt like her bedroom was way too far away from us for her first night here. Unfortunately, she would only sleep for 30 minutes or so and then wake us up. At midnight, I decided to put her in her carseat and decide if she would sleep better there all cuddled up, and that did the trick. She slept for the next three hours. We'll have to try the cradle again in a few days when she's not so into tight confined spaces!

Right now she's asleep in her carseat again and has been for the last couple of hours. She's resting up for company this afternoon. Aunt Kori and Cousin Amelia are coming to visit before heading back to Indiana. We'll post pictures of their visit!

Thanks for checking in and for all of the kind comments you all have left on the last posting! Love you all! Kelly

Trying to block the camera from her face, I think.

Grandpa and Grandma Rankin came and visited Saturday night and Sunday morning at the hospital.

A good picture of how blond the hair really is!

Cozy with Grandpa Rankin

Grandma and Grandpa Cooper visited for the weekend too!

Right after getting home from the hospital. When we put her in the carseat at first, she screamed. Now it's one of her favorite places.

Colby on Daddy's lap. Do you love her fashionable hat? It's the only hat we have that fits her right now. All of the ones I bought her fall down over her eyes. This one is from the hospital.

Daddy and Colby in the pose they kept pretty much all Sunday afternoon.

....Yep, and still a few hours later.

Right now...all cuddled up in her 'bed'!


Anderson said...

So sweet! I just want to hold her so bad!! She's so cute all snuggled up in her car seat and isn't it crazy how when you get them home things change so quickly! I swear they drug them at the hospital or something!
She's such a sweetie and I'm counting the days down until March! I'm praying that February will fly by!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

I just can't get over how stinkin' adorable this kid is! I cannot WAIT to meet her! I'm glad you found something that works well for her sleeping habits! Nick looks pretty darn comfortable with a kid-it's too cute!

Love you lots and can't wait until March!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that the dad always manages to get the baby asleep where he can sleep too? What a sweet baby! Congratulations on your little girl. I hope to see her when you make your trip to Manito!
Connie Friedrich

Brittany said...

She is a cutie! And I love the hat - it cracks me up! It's definitely a good thing that you found her "comfy" place in the car seat and hopefully that will help you two get some sleep of your own (although Nick seems to be doing a fine job with that). Can't wait to meet her!

Brigit said...

I'm so excited I've gotten to see Miss Colby already...thanks so much for posting all of the pics! I can't wait to see her in person! I really cannnot believe that hair!!! I'm quite impressed that you've taken the time to post twice since giving birth! Take care and please let me know if there is anything you need!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Kelly! Looks like your settling in nicely- or at least Nick and Colby are. Isn't it great to have a beautiful subject to take pictures of all day long...I can't wait to see where your photo creativity will take you! Call if you need anything! Autumn

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're all settled in
and that Colby has found a place
where she can sleep,but Nick just
may have to find another spot, then
again he might not.They both looked
very comfortable,snoozing together.
Best of luck to the three of you in
the days ahead!!!
Love, Grandma Budke

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations Kelly (& Nick)!!!

I LOVE the crazy blonde hair!!! She looks like a very sweet little baby too. I'm so happy for you guys!