Samantha is here. I can't believe she is finally here. Born at 7 lbs and 19 inches long. Cute as a button. I was able to nurse her right after she was born, she nursed for about an hour, alternating sides every little bit.
About 2 hours after she was born we moved over to another room. Right after we got settled in our first visitors arrived, Beth and Bella. Soon after paw paw Bill, Donna and Jason came. I was still pretty sore and moving around like an old lady but feeling pretty good. Samantha was sleepy. Later that evening paw paw, maw maw and Katie came to visit. Katie was so cute with Samantha. She said mommy I like her. She held her and gave her a kiss, it was so sweet.
After everyone left we got settled in for the night. Samantha was kind of fussy and acting hungry so I kept feeding her. We nursed a lot of the night. They came in to weigh her sometime in the early morning. She weight 6 lbs 13 ozs, so she only lost a little weight. I was thankful for that, we had such a hard time with Katie losing weight after she was born. Nursing seems to be going much better so far this time.
Dr A came in and saw us Wednesday morning, he told me we could go home this afternoon or we could wait until tomorrow morning. I told him I felt comfortable going home today. We had to wait until they did a few test on Samantha after she was 24 hours old. They checked her jaundice level and did her hearing test. About 1 they came in and did all of our discharge paperwork and then we were ready to go.
It was so nice to come home and be in my own home. That evening Mimi came over and brought us dinner. I felt good about being home and Samantha was doing great. We went to bed around 10, we were up a few times but all and all a good night.
Nursing is going great, my milk is starting to come it. I think nursing all night that first night really brought it in faster. Samantha is nursing about every 2 to 3 hours and having plenty of wet and poopy diapers. Katie came home from paw paw and maw maws house tonight. Our first night with both girls at home.
We went out with Samantha for the first time tonight. We went out to dinner. She slept the whole time we were gone. She is dong very well. Of course sleeping a lot and eating are about all she does.
Samantha went to the doctor for the first time today. Dr J said she looked great. I could not believe she was already back up to her birth weight at just 6 days old. Must have some super breast milk. She was 20 and a half inches long. We don't have to go back now until she is a month old.
We are all doing great. Samantha is nursing about every 2 to 3 hours during the day. She seems to be doing a little cluster feeding in the evening. We have been going to bed around 10ish. She has been sleeping for about 4 hour stretches at night. I think she is doing great. Katie seems to be adjusting well too. She has been a little whiney but thats to be expected. She has been helpful though, getting diaper and wipes out for me when I need them. She keeps saying she loves Samantha. I put Samantha in her crib for a nap for the first time today too. I can't believe how lucky we are to have two healthy, beautiful baby girls.