Thursday, December 15, 2011

We are HOME!!!!

Well Kayla and I came home Tuesday December 13.  Kayla only had to spend 4 days in the level 2 NICU.  That was a relief!  It was so nice to leave the hospital with her in my arms!  We are both doing well, though Thomas and I are exhausted.  The first night was a little rough with the every 3 hour feedings, but last night was not as bad and we are getting into a routine.  Kayla is such a sweet baby.  She has been mostly sleeping and when she is awake she doesn't cry too much.  I look at her in awe at the miracle and blessing she is.  She truly is a gift from our loving Heavenly Father.  He has entrusted me to love her and take care of her.  She is a true testament of our Saviors love for us.

A big thank you to all for the kind comments and well wishes!!  We are so grateful to all our friends, blog readers, followers and family.  We love you!

As for Rachel and Haley's reaction to Kayla well I have not really let them get near her yet because both Rachel and Haley have bad colds.  The poor girls have been sick with one cold after another since Thanksgiving.  I look forward to when they get well so we can take a picture of the girls with Kayla.  I can say that both of them are interested in Kayla and want to touch her.  Rachel is particularly interested in her.  With time they will get some sister time.  

Today Kayla had her first visit with the pediatrician (we see Dr. Farrior) for her newborn well baby check up.  She did well and weighs 7 lbs 6 oz.  She did lose some weight, but she will gain it back.

Here are a bunch of pictures from the last couple of days:

Getting her dressed to go home

All dressed in pink!
So pretty in pink
Ready to go home.  She looks so little in this carseat.

At home sporting her longhorn cap.  This ones for daddy!
Kayla after her first bath
Eyes wide open
Sleepy Kayla


  1. Kayla is so cute!! What a blessing that she was able to come home with you!! Hopefully the girls will get feeling beter quickly so that they can enjoy their new baby sister.

  2. She is so cute. So glad you are all home! Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and the happiest New Year!

  3. She looks great. I hope the girls quickly get over their colds so they can visit with their little sister. And goodness, there is no doubt who her daddy is. =)

  4. Congrats on your sweet Kayla!

    So happy for you that she's a big healthy little girlie!

  5. I'm so glad you have your sweet baby home! Congrats!

  6. AWW how precious is she Amanda! Congrats on making it so far into your pregnancy. Can't wait to see pics of all 3 of yor girls together. Sorry to hear the older two littles have colds again :( It's never fun having sick kids, let alone 2 of them. Sometime I would like to talk to you more about your pregnancy as a Type 1. I too am a Type 1 and would LOVE nothing more than to be a Mommy, but have ome strong reservations about getting pregnant and carrying to term. I do have a pump and test often, but am still very nervous. So if you have sometime I'd love to chat with you about it. Sending up lots of prayers and positive thoughts for both you and your girls that they get better, and that Kayla doesn't get the crud the other 2 girls have. God Bless!


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