Monday, May 30, 2011

We're Home!

We are finally home from the hospital!  It is weird to think that I hadn't been outside in the sun in almost five days.  The last few days have been a whirlwind of happiness and excitement.  We have been blessed with great doctors, nurses, family and friends that have showered us with help and love.  The first visitors we had were my mom, Lucas' parents and Elijah (Lucas' best friend and Ke'alohi's godfather).  Over the next few days Jill, Andrew, Nani, Christian, Michelle, Melissa, Kat, Autumn and Will came to see our little Ke'alohi.

Some of the things we did while we were in the hospital were learning how to bathe Ke'alohi, change diapers, change clothes, practicing putting her in the car seat and taking hundreds of photos.  If you think hundreds of photos is an exaggeration, you would be wrong because we filled up our memory card on our camera.  A luxury that Cedar Sinai Hospital provided us was a professional photographer to take some photos of Ke'alohi when she was only three days old.  We happy took advantage of the photographer so we could get some photos for her birth announcement!

A huge adjustment for me was learning how to care for her, as well as, recover from my c-section.  Getting in and out of the hospital bed wasn't easy, it was a workout.  We are so thankful and blessed that Ke'alohi was a perfectly healthy little girl and passed all her newborn screening tests, the hearing test and weight checks.  She even gave us her first "gummy" smile!  It absolutely was the best thing I have ever seen and just melted my heart!

The doctors discharged us on May 30th, our due date.  We could not get out of there fast enough but at the same time were afraid because now we are responsible for another human being.  On our drive home, Lucas drove the slowest we have ever gone and avoided all major freeways and streets.  It really was one of the cutest things I have ever witnessed out my husband and I fell in love with him all over again on that drive.

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