While I killed time before we were released I of course took some pictures!
Here is Brielle trying out the super soft fleece outfit Grandma F. got her...I just laugh every time I see her swim in size newborn haha...so different from Raya!
Someone didn't feel like waking up this morning!!! Me either Brielle, me either :-P
Then I dressed her in her "going home" monkey outfit hehe. That actually fit about as well as anything so far. I decided we better take our first mother/daughter self portrait :-)
You can tell in these pics that Brielle is kinda yellow from the jaundice.
Then Mama set up a little picture studio on her hospital bed so that Brielle could experience one of my famous photoshoots! :-P We had to properly document her coming home outfit no doubt.
We did some without a hat....
...and some with a hat!
Then we had to model the matching jacket :-)
Funny story....so at this point in the photoshoot my epi man (doctor) came in to just check and make sure I wasn't having any side effects from my epidural, etc. ....and he looks at Brielle (wearing this outfit and laying on this blanket) and says "he's so cute....he's a boy right?" HAHAHA...he wasn't even an old guy! No idea how he missed all the pink ;-)
She fell asleep...aparently my photoshoots are pretty dull
I just had to take a picture of her cuddled up by my boob, sound asleep hehe. She's just the cutest thing ever! Takes after her big sis :-)
Since Lee had to go back to work today Grandma F. brought Raya up to the hospital around 10am to pick Brielle and I up. Grandma had prepared quite the get-up for Miss Raya to wear and as they entered labor and delivery I could her the gasps and "awwwws" from the nurses haha. When my mom got to my room she was pretty proud of herself b/c the nurses were still going on about how stinkin' cute Raya looked!
She is still loving baby Brielle. The first thing she did when she came into the hospital room was run over to Brielle and give her a big hug--unprompted! :-) She is convinced that "bay bee" is her own plaything though haha. She tries to pick her up and always wants to give big bear hugs, etc. ...and "pet" the baby. She's doing really well with her, but still needs to learn to be "soft" when touching the baby. When the baby cries she will go "uh oh! uh oh!"
Once we got all my stuff packed up we were ready to head home! Since most of our hats are still too big for Brielle's petite head we stuck with the cozy pink hat for the ride home :-)
All cozy in her carseat and ready to go!
Raya kept watch for us in the car :-)
When we got home Raya immediately tried to get the baby out of her carseat LOL
She was annoyed when I took Brielle out myself :-P
I'm so happy to be home with BOTH my baby girls! How'd I get so lucky? I can't wait to see them interact more and more as Brielle gets bigger...we're going to have so much girlie fun!
I can already tell though that's it's definitely going to be much much harder this time around...having 2 kids under 2 is hard!! If my mom hadn't of been here today I know we would have had no dinner, the house would be a pit, and Raya would have thrown a lot more tantrums! I have gotten nothing done other than feed the baby pretty much...besides the 2 hour nap I got while Grandma babysat--ahhhh :-) Miss Raya, while she loves Brielle, is definitely showing signs of jealously as well. It's pretty pitiful when I"m nursing b/c she desperately tries to crawl on my lap and she says "mama! mama!" in a sad little voice like she's been betrayed :-( Hopefully we can settle into some sort of routine soon.
Well, that's about it for now....it's been a looooooong day!!!
Brielle already has a headache from the craziness of our household :-P
Poor baby...Mama feels your pain though :-P
Wish us luck tonight! I have absolutely no idea how well she'll sleep b/c I had the nurses watch her for me at night, and they just brought her in every 2 hours for me to feed her. So i don't know if she slept the rest of the time at the nurses station or if they had to fuss with her a lot. Let's hope she is accustomed to lots of sleeping!!!!