Brylee looks happy to see me
Resting in her boppy
A Whitehead Christmas
Lookin' good in the tomato outfit - yep, definately a farm girl
We have figured out that Brylee likes to be cuddled. She sleeps like a rock when you are holding her....not quite like a rock when your not. She is doing great though. She can get some mighty good distance on her poop. On one special day, she cleared 4 feet onto a wall! I am pretty proud of her. I will try to put up pictures in the near future. Not to worry, we have not stopped taking pictures of her.
We were able to leave the hospital around 6:30 PM on Thursday. Brylee was dressed in a pretty white dress with white booties and a white hair bow. She seemed to enjoy the ride home. We appologized to her on the way that she had to grow up in a town called Hohenwald. Her first night at home was a little rough. Julie and I were still able to get a little more than 3 hours of sleep so I guess it could have been worse.
My first outing
Yesterday, Brylee had her first bath. Gwen (Julie's mom) handled that duty. I was not sure I was ready for that type of responsibility. Brylee handled it well and smelled great. Of course, we had to get it on video. Brylee also had her first outing yesterday as well. We had to go and make sure her bilirubin was ok so we went by Julie's old office for her first official public appearance. She wore a pink daygown with her little dressy white booties.
Last night, Brylee had a good night. She seems to be getting more into a routine. She is feeding pretty well now, about every 3 hours. She slept pretty well last night and Mama and Daddy got several hours of much-needed sleep.
Brylee was born at 11:12 AM on October 31, 2007. That's right.....a Halloween baby. The day began with me (Mark) waking up at around 12:15 AM. I felt a little wetness on my pants and was thinking, oh no, I wet my pants....how embarrassing. At this point, I really was hoping I was dreaming. Then, I noticed that Julie was no longer laying beside me. Not only that, I noticed that our once normal mattress had become a water bed and the entire bed was soaked. Well, I put 2 and 2 together and noticed that Julie was in the bathroom. She came out soon after that and off we went to the hospital. I didn't feel quite as dumb thinking that I wet the bed when I found out Julie had the same thoughts that she may have we the bed.
We arrived at the ER around 1:30 and we immediately went up-stairs to Labor and Delivery. I was kicked out of the room while Julie got changed and checked. She was at 3 cm and 90% effaced at that time. The labor progressed and at 4 AM she was dilated to 4 cm. At around 6 AM, Julie got tired of the contractions and asked for the epidural. By 7 AM, she was up to 7 cm. At 9 AM, she was up to 9 cm. She started pushing at around 10:40 and little Brylee made her debut at 11:12 AM.
Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches
And with Daddy
She doesn't appear to be camera shy
High chair where Brylee will learn to eat like her Mama
It is hard to believe that Brylee is due in just 3 weeks! As you can tell from the picture, she seems to be getting bigger. I just have a feeling that she is going to take after her Mama in her love for food. Brylee continues to roll around and stick her feet out as far as she can. I know when Julie has pains, it is usually Brylee kicking out her feet as far as she can. But, everything is still going well.