We're home from the hospital, and everyone is going great. Aine is 5 days old today and she's starting to look a little better. The delivery was so fast that her face got bruised up (I would think it'd be the other way around...if the delivery was long...but I guess not). Unfortunately it puts her at higher risk for jaundice. Her tests started out with her riding the bottom line of the high intermediate risk category, but as of yesterday, she's well into the low intermediate category...so things are improving. Most of her bruising is localized around her eyes and even in the whites of her eyes. The nurses said it should take about 3 weeks for that to go away. She is a great eater and is turning into a great sleeper (Last night she went down at 11 PM, woke up at 3:30 and again at 8..so I can't really complain about that :) )
Leah is doing amazingly well. I'm sure it has a great deal to do with the constant attention Karen and John are giving her, and that is A-OK! She loves giving Aine kisses and hugs and gets very upset when Aine cries. Hopefully she'll be well accustomed to her presence by the time Karen and John go back to NY.
God blessed us greatly with a REALLY great delivery and recovery experience and a healthy (if bruised) little angel. Praise Jesus!!!
I ordered her a "big sister" shirt in a 3T...thinking it would be a LITTLE big...didn't realize she'd be swimming in it :)