Monday, June 7, 2010

Malerie Joy

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.

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14 comments:

Crystal said...

Very cute! Congratulations!

Breanna said...

She's adorable, Sam!

Breanna said...

Oh...that comment was from me, Angela....Breanna must not have logged out from her account....

McCall said...

She is Amazing!!! I can't wait to meet her.

Cass said...

She is absolutely darling! Congrats!

Michelle said...

I have to admit I've been checking often for pictures. Sorry your delivery wasn't great but so happy you get to have her at home. Hopefully the jaundice goes away soon. She is SO GORGEOUS!

PLEASE let me know if I can do anything for you guys - you know where I live!

Aubrey said...

She is beautifull!! I am glad she is here and everything is fine. Congratulations!

Jer, Er and kids said...

Oh what a doll (both of them!!)!!! We sure loved having Hollie bug here and what a privilege for me to be there when she saw and held Maleri for the first time. Oh I can't wait to hold my absolutely gorgeous niece again!!! Hopefully you all will be able to hold her as much as you want very soon. We love you guys! See you in a few days!!!

Tammy said...

She adorabl! Josh and I are in love. CJ thinks she is really cute but still wants her to be a boy! I am excited that she and Ethan will be close in age. She is such a doll! Congrats again!! We love you all!

Stephanie said...

I love, love, LOVE the name!! She is Beautiful Sam! congrats!

kimsueellen said...

Congrats. She is so sweet. Hope you are recovering well.

Kaarina said...

Oh Sam, she is beautiful...so excited for you and your sweet family!

zazu and mufassa said...

Beautiful. Congratulations! So happy for you and Sam and Hollie!

Sarah said...

She's so gorgeous!! She and Hollie are adorable together. Congratulations you guys!!