Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We're Home

First I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the phone calls, comments, visitors, and text messages. It is so nice to have such wonderful family and so many caring friends. We appreciate your love and support at this exciting time for us.


Drew and I were able to come home Saturday afternoon from the hospital. With Addison we had to stay an extra day at the hospital because of her jaundice. We were hoping that Drew would be okay, but the pediatrician told us that we would need to come back on Sunday to have her bilirubin level tested. That Sunday the pediatrician called and told us that her level had increased and that we would need to put her under the lights. The good news is we were able to put her under the lights at home. We've kept her in the bed as much as possible these past few days and today after her tests, the pediatrician said that we didn't' need to keep her under the lights anymore, which made us really happy.

Here are a few from the hospital and on our way home.

Addison absolutely LOVES her little sister and has been such a big helper. If I say I need to change Drew's diaper, she will always run and grab a diaper for me. She loves to hold her and has to give her a kiss each night before she goes to bed.



Drew all nice and cozy, ready to be taken home.

We sure love our sweet baby girl and are so happy she is here. Addison has been such a great big sis and has adjusted really well to everything. I'm feeling great and doing well, I think it has to do with the fact that Tim has been able to stay home this week with me. Tim is such a great dad and husband and I am so thankful for all he does for us.


29 comments:

Stacey said...

Congrats on your new little one. I had two kids that had jaundice. One got to use the lights at home and the other had to go back to the hospital. I'm glad everything is going well. It just occured to me that I thought that there was a Drew in Tim's family...was she named after her? The baby is so cute...what cute kids you have! Good luck and have fun!

Sherrie said...

Kim~ you look GREAT! Congratulations again. Good Luck the next few weeks.

emily call said...

I can't believe that you look so beautiful after giving birth... I seriously look like crap for about 3 months. Drew is such a pretty baby! Congrats, again!

Cam and Mary said...

I love her bows! She is so beautiful. I am glad she doesn't have to be under the lights anymore. I knew Addie would be a great helper by the way she was with Hudson. She's so cute with babies!

Becky said...

What a beautiful family. I am glad that everything has gone well so far. You might have to give me some pointers in a few weeks. :)

The Royal Family said...

Look at those toes in the last pic! How stinking cute. I love that pic of Addison holding her too, how precious are they? Glad to hear your out you look great, have fun with those cuties!

Chad and Amy said...

Drew is so cute! Sorry we couldn't help this week. Kim you look amazing, you can't even tell you just had a baby!

Sorensen Family said...

BEAUTIFUL! She is so cute! Kim you look Awesome. I am glad everyting is going well.

Linsey

Chas and Ashly Johnson Family said...

I am so glad things are going well. She is so cute! I just barley missed you by a few hours at the hospital. I hope you had a good time. The majority of the nurses I work with are really good. Hope you are sleeping!
Ash

Emily said...

Congratulations Kim!!! Drew is beautiful. I'm sorry it's a little late, I've been neglecting the blog world lately. I'll be in touch. I hope that you & baby are still doing well. I love the pictures of Addison & Drew. Sounds like she'll be a great big sister & a big help to you the next few weeks:) Tell Tim congrats as well for me.

Jake, Teylor and Walker said...

Kim she is so cute!! I love the take home outfit! AND I love the picture of Addie holding her - her smile is to die for:)

Cute family you have!

Liz said...

Congratulations Kim! She is beautiful.

Lacey Bell said...

Well Mrs. Kim Shirley, you look BEAUTIFUL in your hospital pics, like you didn't even break a sweat. and that baby...SO PRECIOUS! I'm so glad you named her Drew. When I told Zack the name, he was mad he didn't think of it first. He loves it too! I'm so happy for you guys. Such a beautiful family. Do I get to see you at Bunko this month? Or are we pushing our luck? You can bring little Drew... I think I'm going to bring Lola, just so she can meet all the ladies, we could let them play... lol

Chandy said...

She is Beautiful! such a Beautiful Family! Kim you look great!
Good luck with the new little one! They are so much fun, my little Mollie is already 3 months old, it goes by so fast, enjoy her while she is a tiny little newborn.

Laura Nielsen said...

Congrats! You look great. We need to come see you and baby Drew but Boston has been sick.

Tori And Ryan said...

So cute Kim! That is seriously so exciting! I just hope I get to see her soon. Congrats again!

Jason and Tawni said...

Your new little addition is adorable, I just want to eat her up! What a beautiful family you have. Tim is a trooper for putting up with all that estrogen ... Congratulations on getting Drew out of the "Billi Bed" as we like to call it. That is a pain in the butt!

Amanda Laing said...

She is so cute you guys! Congratulations!!! Oh, and by the way, Drew is honored that you named her after him!JK! :)

Jamie said...

Kim-she is so beautiful & you look awesome!! So happy for you!

The Gray Fam said...

Hey guys!!! Jeff and I are so happy for you guys.. she is so beautiful!!! I bet Addy is such a good big sister.. is she saying" baby" as much as you thought she would? Hope all is well.. can't wait to see you at bunko kim!!

The Callister Family said...

Kim congrats on your new little girl, your girls are beautiful. Its funny to think we live so close and I have never run into you. You're still beautiful even after just having a baby.
Jill (Critchlow)

The Fletchers said...

She's so cute. Kim you look great, way to go! Now we'll have to get together and let the older girls play while we feed the babies or something. Congratulations!

Josh and Bethany said...

Congratulations! Drew is so cute! You also look so GOOD! Her bows are just adorable. What a cute family.

Marye said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulation on the addition to your family!

Brooke said...

So beautiful Kim!! You and the baby! I love the name...congratulations!!!

Ashlii Brooke said...

Congratulations beautiful!! You are so lucky! All my love

Kristen said...

Kim-
Congrats! I like both your daughters' names :)!
It's looks like you're having fun being a mom !
Take it easy,
Kristen

Rhonda said...

AWWW.. she's so cute and I love the pics of the girls together!!! It's good to hear that she's a big helper. Gives me hope! Congratulations!!!! Oh, and is it fair to the rest of us how amazing you look?!

jenichild said...

What a beautiful little baby. She looks a lot like Addie. How's the adjustment to 2? That really scares me, but you sound like you're handling it like a pro. We miss you guys!