Thursday, August 5, 2010

So Far...

We've had Kaya home now for four days and she has managed to survive a constant barrage of well wishers, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunt's, Uncles and Cousins, bringers of food stuffs and so many damn pink things I think I might just vomit. Honestly though, we appreciate all of the support we have received. Her first days at home have been remarkably unremarkable. She has settled nicely into the steady baby rhythm of Eat, Sleep, Poop, rinse, repeat. She's a pro at the eat and poop parts, we're working on the sleep portion. For my part, the absence of lactating breasts has been a huge boon to my sleeping vs. getting up every hour ratio. Tiff on the other hand is getting her sleep where she can, mostly during daytime naps. Kaya went to the pediatrician today. He had a good look at her and thinks the hearing problem is due to the crap(yes literally) in her ear. Poor kid looks to be getting an ear infection already in the good ear. The Pediadoc also clipped her tounge. It was held down too short so he clipped away. These are the reasons we don't remember being this young, it's to traumatic. If we could remember the first days of life every one of us would have post traumatic stress syndrome. So as far as the Pediatrician goes he said she looked fine, needs to gain some weight. Come back in a week and look at the ear infection again and weigh her again. So things here are going quite swimmingly so far. We love having her home with the rest of us. We do not miss traveling to the NICU. I'm headed to work for a few days so the pictures will be few and far between but Tiff has loads of helpers here to make sure things go well. She'll probably have more help than when I'm home. I'm sure you're all sick to death of reading my drivel so here come the pics.

Sleepin. Max and I both sleep like that, with our hands under our cheeks.

Just my luck, she's a natural born cheerleader.

Early onset of runner's knee

This one is part Heisman Trophy pose,
the other half reminds me of the words of George Castanza
She looks "Like an angry old man, trying to send back soup in a deli"

Thanks again for the prayers and concern. I'll try to keep you all updated regularly.
Goodnight, and good luck.


~~Heidi~~ said...

OH my gosh, I want to hold her so bad! She is so so so so cute! Look at how good she looks! So different from day 1 I have to say! Hey Pink isn't all that bad Paul! Have fun at work!

Grandma Nancy said...

Love, love, love the little peanut. By the way, pink is a wonderful color, so get use to it. I'm thinking of that very pink tutu in the gift shop of the hospital. Might just have to make that purchase. :)

mich said...

Oh I have to say that I love her too.! As far as the pink stuff... well that is why I made a RED blanket which is so cute in these pictures, but as far as pink you know deep down you love it! Thats why for your b-day youll be getting a pink tie from me JK.
She looks so good! You will continue to be in our prayers constant! Tiffy you know if you need anything Im right up the street , just send thoses other two my way if need be. Lv you guys! Mich

Peterson Bunch said...

Wow you guys have been through a lot. Speaking as one who had a little one with a rough start, they come out tougher and more determined as they get older. Best of luck.


~Jason and Heidi~ said...

LOVE the photo's! She is so stinkin' cute. Love the bunched up skinny knees.

Shanny Lou said...

perhaps a PINK kayaking makes me happy shirt is due!

love the drivel. love the progress. love the little peanut that you brought into this world. keep up the good work.


Alan said...

glad to hear of Kaya's improvement, she is so cute. I'm so happy you are back home. I saw a nice pink hydroskin up in Moscow, I really should have bought, not for me but for you. Stay strong.

wendybird said...

We're so happy things are going better for you all! Kaya is amazing - what a resilient little girl! We'll keep the prayers (and the bagels) coming though.

On the pt time job - you DID know you have to be a girl, right? :)