Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Fog

Annika came home last Friday (10/22), so we've spent our last week in the fog that envelopes all households with a newborn. We've been keeping a low profile as Annika's immune system is very immature, she's had respiratory problems, and in general we've just been really tired!
Miss Annika is doing well, lots of sleeping, eating, and pooping. Mommy and Daddy have been getting all the snuggles we can while trying to keep the big brother and big sister entertained as well.
Friends near and far have been so helpful, and even though we received such an abundant supply of meals while we were making trips back and forth to the NICU, we've continued to have people offer to keep us well fed--what a blessing!
Our biggest struggle since bringing Annika home has been transitioning from the bottle to the breast, but after getting a nipple-shield yesterday and deciding to breastfeed exclusively for 2-3 days, I think we've made a breakthrough and it's been 24 hours since she's needed to take any of her feedings by bottle!
Hopefully the next post won't be so long in coming and will be filled with cute, snuggly, newborn photos...and of course trick-or-treating pics as well!


Christene said...

So good to hear an update from Familia Slager. We are thinking of you. Happy Halloween!!

Steve and Paula said...

:) I'm still looking forward to a phone date when you get the chance, but no rush. There was definitely an adjustment from 2 to 3 for us and Nora was full-term, completely healthy, and not born at the beginning of cold and flu season. We're healthiER but still dealing with runny noses and coughs here. Mia has an ear infection too. I hope your family avoids all that this year! Love from us to you! (Oh, we saw Justin and Matt at Trunk or Treat last night too.)

Rebecca said...

so glad to hear an update. you've been in my prayers.