Whew. Deep breath. My baby girl is 5 weeks old today. Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? These past few days have been a complete blur, (and as crazy as this is going to sound) an experience I'm thankful for. Yes, I know what you're thinking... why on earth would you be thankful for your baby girl (1 month old) to be hospitalized??? Well... God reminded me VERY CLEARLY how short life is and how incredibly blessed we are to have each day He gives us. And therefore... I'm more blessed and thankful than I was before. I adore this child, this gift, this beautiful being that He created... for us! She is precious and she has been given to us! Praise Him for her!
We were finally discharged from the hospital with a bill of good health yesterday - Sunday, February 6, 2011. She apparently had a viral infection that fortunately... we caught just before escalating into something worse like meningitis. She was hospitalized for exactly 48 hours and now we're home and in our own comfy beds. We ate a home cooked meal, instead of the yucky cafeteria food. We snuggled with our baby girl on our own couch with no wires, IVs or other cords coming out of her. It was perfect and I am loving this 5 week old baby girl SOOOO much today!
Unfortunately... this was the best shot we got this evening while attempting her "5 week pic"! She was anxiously awaiting her bottle, and trust me... you don't come in between a girl and her bottle! haha
Nonetheless... she's a cutie and we LOVE her to pieces! More everyday pics to come later this week!
Until then... Brantley