What a day!!! Cailyn was born at 2:22pm and we were not able to see her for 4 hours afterwards. When we arrived at the nursery we were able to see her one at a time. We had to scrub our hands, suit up in gown and slides and then use copious amounts of hand sanitizer. Cailyn has 4 room mates - two preemies who are doing very well, and two boys born today - one before her and one after her.
I went in first and she was fussy - hungry! The sister gave her a bottle and she wouldn't have any of that so the sister had to spoon feed her. After a few ounces Cailyn calmed down and went back to her bed. At this point the reality of it all hit me an I had a mini meltdown. I recovered quickly and then let Mark have his time with his daughter. Mark was fortunate to be with Cailyn when she got changed into clothes brought by mommy and daddy and then swaddled in her Adan & Anais muslin blanket. She seemed to be very content in her fresh clothes and blanket.
Cailyn had blond hair and blue eyes, daddy's lips and chin, and my nose. Absolutely perfect!!
We were not able to hold her, but were allowed to caress her. It was awesome! Tomorrow we will return to the hospital in the morning when we will finally be able to hold and feed her.
A long day with loads of excitement! Thanks to you all for your support and the 65 emails!