Friday, February 29, 2008

Home Again

*Baby picture below*

We're home! It was so weird to leave the safe confines of the hospital, but we have managed. Last night was a bit rough, but we've figured out that he'll sleep in the car seat, so that should make things easier. The breast feeding challenges continue. I am still using the shield and have gotten a device that will help make my nipple protrude more (sorry). We also went to the ENT today and got Luke's frenulum clipped. It only took a minute and even with a little blood in his mouth, he didn't cry. He latched on a little better after that, but we still have a ways to go. Other than that, we are doing fine and totally in love.

Thank you, Kate, for your comments about tongue tie. M didn't get his clipped until he was 28 and it was very painful. We wanted to spare Luke the same fate and your comments only made me feel we made the right choice.

Also, thank you so much, Anla, for the beautiful card. It made me cry. Thank you to everyone for the comments and support. :)

Without further ado..............







23 comments:

Delenn said...

Okay--I don't actually find babies "cute". But THAT is the Cutest picture I have ever seen!!!

He looks like he is smiling, and you can already see a personality!

Congratulations on having him home!

lifelemons said...

Oh my goodness! He is just perfect! You have such a beautiful baby boy! I am so happy for you!

Courtney said...

That is one beautiful baby you have there! Congratulations again! It really is so special to see things come full circle on here. :)

*Can't wait to see more pictures!

JJ said...

Kate, he is adorable...what a face! Hiya Luke!

Fertilize Me said...

Kate- He is absolutely adorable!!! I ma glad you are home and everything is going along!

Nearlydawn said...

Oh, he is so gorgeous! I can't believe how peaceful and perfect he looks! Wow, if we could all be so lucky. I'm with Delenn, I rarely thing newborns are cute, but he's got such great cheeks you can't help but coo. :)

Anonymous said...

What a cutie!!

UNC NICU RN

Diana said...

What an absolute cutie!!! He looks like he is dreaming about something very happy!

Leah said...

What a gorgeous little boy, he's just beautiful!

I too used a nipple shield for 6 weeks and while it was a pain in the patootie (making sure it's available, making sure it's clean, etc.), it definitely helped. We were able to give it up at 6 weeks which was nice.

We also let our daughter sleep in the carseat at night. It helped with the reflux and kept her nice and snug. Be sure, however, to make sure he is strapped in whenever you let him sleep in there. As he moves around more, he could get tangled in the straps and you definitely don't want that happening.

Congratulations again!! So happy for you!

TeamWinks said...

Babies typically aren't all that cute, but he's breath taking! Congratulations!

butterflyanla said...

He is simply adorable. Love the hair.

ms. c said...

Kate, he looks deliciously perfect.
Congrats again!

T with Honey said...

He looks so happy and content in that picture. Luke must know that he has an awesome momma!

Kate said...

What a lovely, chubby boy. He looks SO happy.

I hope breastfeeding improves for you soon. Please feel free to e-mail me if you need any moral support.

Kelly said...

WOW! What a cutie! How exciting! How many weeks were you when you delivered? I'm 36 weeks on Wed. and starting to see the light! WOWOWOWOWOW! WHAT A CUTIE!!!!!!

Cibele said...

OMG, your son is so so cute, so perfect...adorable
congratuilations!!
I am so happy for you

SaraS-P said...

That face is priceless!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! He's so beautiful! I hope the breastfeeding gets easier. Don't let the shield make you feel like you aren't doing it well enough. I used one for 2 months and had resolved I would use it for the duration, but she latched on without it at 9 weeks and is a breeze to breastfeed now. Sometimes, they just need a little time to adjust. Trust your instincts, and they will serve you well!

Becks said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I am so pleased for you all. Keep the cute pictures coming!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Luke is gorgeous! I love that he seems to be smiling. Welcome home!

Hope said...

He is GORGEOUS!!!

fancythis said...

congratulations!

I'm lifelemons best friend and have actually been keeping up with you!

My best goes out to you and your family!

By the way, love the name you picked, it's my hubby's name! ;)

dig this chick said...

oh congrats on your bug!