Miller Joseph joined our little family April 9, 2011 at the early hour of 3:07am.
Our first week together was quite eventful - perhaps not exactly how I saw week one of parenting going but we made it.
After arriving home from the hospital, we soon learned that our sweet little one was jaundiced and would require daily pediatrician visits. Along with those visits came a whole new set of vocabulary including "bilirubin" and "bili-blanket"...
Miller was more or less quarantined to his nursery attached to his "space suit" and affectionately named our "blue light special".
Along with the bili-blanket came daily heel pricks - which, we think, he took like a champ.
Thankfully, on the morning of his seventh day - our doctor delivered Miller's news of freedom. His bilirubin levels had fallen completely and he weighed in above his birth weight. Must be a new parent thing because we literally high-fived and I almost hugged the doctor.
And so went Miller's first week. Doctor's appointments and all, we couldn't be happier that he's finally arrived. Parenthood is already the hardest job I've ever had but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
*looking for less words and more pictures?
Saturday, April 16, 2011