She has both Michael and I wrapped around her finger like you would not believe! She is so beautiful and so sweet.
She seems to be very attached to me already. It's amazing and I absolutely LOVE it.
I nurse her and when I do, she does great. She latches on perfectly and with ease. The experience is so beautiful and the bonding that comes from it can't be put into words.
I thought it would be fun to post some pictures that kind of tell you "a day in the hospital" with us.
This is the sign in window at the NICU. So I am here at this window ALL day and ALL night singing myself in so I can nurse her and cuddle her.This is the "washing center". Everyone who enters the NICU MUST wash their hands. Here is the entrance to the NICU
And of course once we get in... it's all about Sophia!
Look how sleepy we are! After I feed her, we are both so tired. She passes out, and I usually fall asleep with her cuddled up on my chest.
Then after our cuddle and nursing time is over... it's back to my room. Michael bought me the sweetest gift - it's this big pink bow that says, "It's a GIRL!".
For an update on Sophia - she is doing great! Like I said before, she nurses like a pro, and breastfeeding is going to be a success, which of course is WONDERFUL because breast milk has so many things little ones need!
Her health is great. All the concerns we had before are pretty much gone, and she may be able to return home the same day I do! (We were told it could take three weeks before she could go home, so the fact that she could leave with me, well, it's music to my ears!)
Wesley is doing great through all of this. He's a little freaked out about the fact that he's been bouncing between so many people the past couple of days while Michael and I are here at the hospital, BUT he has asked for Sophia many times, and though he's a bit shy about the whole thing (and probably a tad bit jealous of all the attention she's getting) he seems to love his little sister already.
It was cute... yesterday when he met her for the first time, he told me, "I look like daddy, and Sophia looks like mommy!"