It's so nice to know that by this time tomorrow Rowan will be home with us. He'll either be sleeping in his crib or hanging out with his family in his house. It's going to be wonderful!
His nurses at the hospital have been so wonderful. They have let us do pretty much everything for him. They have only had to feed and change him during the night these last two nights because we've been able to be there and take care of everything. They have also been so encouraging in helping me establish breastfeeding, pushing me to go sleep and take care of myself, and offer advice when I had questions or needed a little help. I am so thankful for the nursing staff...but I'm also glad that I won't be seeing them again after tomorrow.
Getting all cleaned up after 6 days of living on the outside
I can't really give any updates on Rowan, because he's been doing the same exact thing. He's just plain awesome. He's even back up to his birth weight plus a little bit. Great to know that the kid is getting plenty to eat and will continue to do so. He's such a pig, but it's giving him the chubbiest and cutest cheeks. He's had an eventful couple of days. He got his very first bath yesterday (day 5). He didn't hate it too much-what made it the worst was the his bath delayed his next meal. And well...one thing we learned is that Rowan does NOT like to have his meals delayed. He certainly goes from HUngry to HAngry in about 3.14 seconds. And once he's hangry, he has a hard time calming down to realize we'll give him food. Just another reason it will be so nice to have him home: we'll be able to do everything on our schedule instead of having to work around other babies and checking vitals and all those other pokes and prods the hospital staff have to do to make sure he's happy and health.
So fresh and so clean clean! With curly hair even!
Other than that, he continues to be a perfect little angel. Each and every day though he does something to remind me that he is his father's child. His feet are so dang long and he has the longest monkey toes. Tonight he also leaned back with his arms behind his head...just like his father does. I keep looking for something about him that's more me than Ian, but the only thing I've been able to find so far is his curly hair. His eyes are a bit more blue than anything else, but they are very dark...not quite sure where that comes from. Mom thinks baby Rowan looks like baby Meghan. We have the same nose at least.
Cuddle time with my Nana. I love her!
Can't wait to post the picture of him in his car seat tomorrow as we're driving home to stay!
Finished eating so it's time to take on the world! Or enter a food coma...one of the two.