Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Kate is Home!
Kate came home from the hospital on Tuesday, July 14th! She gradually started to eat better and better until the nurses were able to remove her feeding tube. I stayed at the hospital overnight with her and she did well, so the next day we got to bring her home. She is still a difficult breast feeder, but she takes a bottle really well so right now I am pumping milk and giving her a bottle at every other feeding until she gets the hang of nursing.
View Kate's Hospital Portrait
Unfortunately, she still has to be hooked up to an oxygen tank as well as a machine that monitors her heart and respiratory rates. She will probably be on oxygen for at least a couple weeks, and the monitor for at least a month. This makes taking her places (even up the stairs!) a challenge but we are just so thrilled to have her home.
Video of Kate at Home
Finn got a present of five Hot Wheels cars from baby Kate which has helped them become instant friends. He already loves to hold her and 'hep-you' (help you...meaning me) to make the baby comfortable. We are so excited to finally be an official family of four!