Sunday, February 22, 2015

Venturing Out

We have begun to get a little more adjusted to the busy schedule that goes along with having a newborn at home.  Isabelle still sleeps a lot during the day, but is only waking up a few times during the night.  We have started venturing out a little more with her, but it's hard to get outside a lot with all of the cold weather we have been having.  On Sunday, we took Isabelle to church for the first time with DJ's parents.  We got to introduce her to pastor Gary who married DJ and I in August.  I fed her right before we left and she slept the whole time - we even made it through breakfest afterward!  

Isabelle also had her first "play date" this week with our friend Becca's daughter Nova who is 2 1/2.  Nova had lots of fun taking care of Isabelle and we got lots of fun pictures!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Our First Week at Home

We made it through our first full week home with Isabelle as we begin our new adventure of being parents.  DJ has been working a lot lately and Isabelle and I are busy filling our days with nursing, feeding, and burping and trying to fit in lots of naps and grad school homework in between! Luckily both of our families are nearby and we've had lots of help and visitors.  We also watched our first Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast.  Isabelle slept through almost all of it of course, but DJ and I have enjoyed watching our old favorites.

We have been making daily trips to the doctor to get Isabelle's blood sugar checked, but luckily it has stabilized.  She is getting so use to having her feet poked she didn't cry at all the last few visits.  On Wednesday, we found out that her bilirubin was high as well and set her up with a bili-blanket for the last couple of days.  She has been nicknamed our little "glow worm."

On Saturday, DJ was working and Isabelle and I took our first "long drive" to Germantown to meet Uncle Mike and spend sometime Grandma, Gido, and Matt.  Isabelle seems to like the car and slept nearly the whole way there!  We also got to meet some of our neighbors.

After DJ got home, we have a nice and quiet Valentine's Day eventing with Isabelle.  It's hard to imagine that it was only a year ago that we got engaged - it's been a very busy year for us!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Few Days in the Hospital

We made it just in time to be a January baby!  Isabelle's blood sugar was really inconsistent and she had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for a few extra days.  DJ and I were able to stay in a room down the hall so we were able to spend a lot of time with Isabelle during the day and participate in her care and feeding.  She is doing much better and we all arrived home on Thursday night.

Isabelle meet lots of new people in the hospital:

Grandma Michelle and Gido

Grandma Carla

Jessica and Patrick

Uncle Matt

Aunt Amber