Monday, May 3, 2010


Kathryn has been such a great big sister. I tried getting a picture of her holding Charlotte today but wasn't quick enough to hold Kathryn's attention long enough to go find the camera.

She doesn't like it when I have to change Charlotte's diaper cause she thinks I'm hurting her. (I have to cath her every diaper change). She tells me not to hurt baby Charlotte. and I have to tell her and remind her that I have to help baby Charlotte go pee cause she can't on her own like she can. She truly looks concerned when I have to change her diaper. Lately though she likes to watch and I have her in charge of helping Charlotte keep her Binky in her mouth she doesn't cry as much if she's sucking on that while I cath her.

I will need to invest in a double stroller soon. but this had to do the other day for our first walk outside. Kathryn sitting up and Charlotte in the back laying down. works pretty good until Kathryn says she wants to lay down... No smushing Charlotte!!

Charlotte's first bath at home. She did great! I love little hoodie towels.

I made matching beanies for Kathryn and Charlotte. Kathryn really likes hers and wears it around the house.
Our first day back together as a family! My girls are so precious to me. I missed Kathryn so much and having them together is such a blessing.

This is her first bath at the ICN. She is getting bigger I can tell from these pictures. I love, love having her home. She is a perfect little baby. Sleeps 3-4 hours at a time and is just the happiest baby when awake! She is a really load sleeper though. lots of baby sighs and grunts. wakes me up a lot but it just makes me know she's still there and breathing.

She had a little IV in her had while in the ICN for the MRI. It was not fun. I hated seeing that in her hand.

We had quite a time going back and forth from the Family house to the hospital every few hours. I think I used the Taxi money they gave us for the whole 3 months in that one week after she was born.

Welcome to the family my little Charlotte Adara! We love you!


DaNelle said...

Oh my gosh she is so cute! I love it!

proud parents said...

I can't imagine going through all what you did. I'm so glad all of you are home together at last. Charlotte is adorable. Kathryn too! What a lucky mama.

Anonymous said...

YEA!!! you're home with both your girls! (Where is home btw...are you still in AZ?)

Congrats....Charlotte is so beautiful! Did she end up with a shunt? (I can't remember what you wrote about this.) I remembered being sooooo worried about having to cath, but it really was easy and was second nature and I could do it in the middle of the night with my eyes still closed! We used the Lofric caths that were pre-lubed, just add water. They are wonderful and I think, the reason that Brendan has never had a UTI. I have some boxes left over if you would like to try them. I'm actually going to the Valley next Friday and could bring them to you if you are interested. My email is

(by the way, I'm the one who posted on your blog a while back, and promised that I WASN'T a stalker! Just another Arizona SB mommy who grew up in Heber!)

Rob, Michelle and Luke Greer said...

AHHHH, she is so cute!!!!!

shannonb said...

What a sweetheart! So glad she's home and you are all together as a family! I bet that's a nice change from the past few months :) She's beautiful!

Jana said...

Heather. She is absolutely beautiful, like a tiny babydoll! I met Nicole Dyer today and she said how wonderful it was to meet you and hear about your experience. Good luck to you and your family!

heather said...

just checkin out the cute blog! your baby is so beautiful!! congrats! I'm glad you're all back together again too! what a blessing!!

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James and Onalisa said...

Congrats! She looks so cute.