Thursday, October 3, 2013

the rest of our hospital stay ;-)

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Sunday morning photo shoot—just a 1/2 day old!

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Big brother Joseph came back to visit

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Bob brought Joseph (who had spent the night with him) and great grandma Nora with him.  I was very surprised and excited to see my gram.

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This is my nurse  Wanda helping Joseph.  She was great with him, taking the time to answer all sorts of questions and really explain things.  She was actually a big part of my birth experience; she was with me one day before delivery for one of my non-stress tests and we talked for quite awhile.  Ends up she was the first ever VBAC at Porter hospital! Then she was also my second nurse during delivery and then again the next day. I am so grateful to have benefited from all her help and advice!

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Joseph held Nora (who was at that point still unnamed) for quite awhile.

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He loved holding her and looking at all her little features.  He did not like seeing her feet or her umbilical cord stump though!

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Wanda and I

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Joseph finally let great-gram Nora have a turn

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Then I suggested Bob should give it a try!  He was a little nervous.

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Next, grandma Debbie came to visit! 

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Some more time with dad

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This nurse was my primary nurse during delivery.  She also had had a vbac!  I really loved all the nurses so much.

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looking a little jaundiced. 

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After her first bath

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Monday morning and enduring some tests (while I took a long shower and put on real clothes!)

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Then my aunt Patricia and cousin Killian came to visit

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My friend Michelle also came by (she is Joseph’s best friend’s mom)

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Just before heading home

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Some pictures of my room—I am so, so happy I decided to use Porter (the small Middlebury hospital where I was born) instead of Fletcher Allen (the much bigger Burlington hospital where Joseph was born).

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Getting ready to head home

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And we were on our way!  Thanks Porter for the mostly awesome experience!

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Oh, yeah-on the way home Brad convinced me I could handle a trip to Kinney’s, since there were some things I wanted to pick up.  That was interesting.  A couple people even figured out that we were on our way home from the hospital!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job on this blog, Ruth. Thanks.

RB