I can hardly believe that our little Mal is finally here & in our arms. She was born on June 2nd @ 11:10 am. She was 7lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long and has the most adorable head of dark hair. She's just perfect & we're all completely in love with her. Delivery didn't exactly go as smoothly as we'd hoped, though. We had terribly new nurses (that took an hour to get my IV in) and the epidural went the wrong way (I'll be posting the whole birth story later, complete with our list of things you never want to hear at the hospital). Mallie has pretty severe jaundice & spent almost the entire hospital stay under the lights. She was doing better by Friday, so they sent us home. Within 24 hours of being home, her biliruben count had doubled so they ordered her to be placed under the lights again. At least they're letting us use one of the at-home bilibeds. We've been taking her in for daily labs, and her results yesterday were really good. We take her in again today & are hoping they'll let us take her off her "special bed" (as Hollie calls it).
Malerie has her big sister wrapped around her teeny tiny finger. On Saturday, before they put Mal back under the lights, Hollie spent 4 hours holding her "sissy." She gets her diapers, rubs her head when she cries & could not be more loving with her. I can't get enough of watching them together. We're all just smitten.