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from home: abbey wakes up

This afternoon our doctor gave us a great report – the jaundice is getting better and neon baby is no more.

Granted, neon baby may be ‘cool’, but Beth and I are eager to get back to ‘cuddly’.

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Abbey is eating more and eating better and her personality is starting to show up more and more.

Every day bring something new and it has been amazing to be home with her and soak it up.

Anyways, I feel a wandering ‘dad gush’ coming on, so let’s get to the new photos!

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An extra special thanks to Angie, known in some circles as ‘Dr. Quinn, Lactation Consultant’, for all of her help in improving Abbey’s feedings.


Beth loves this next photo – there is nothing like the experience of looking into your baby daughter’s eyes as she looks back at you.


Abbey, at the doctor, before having her little foot poked (you can see the mini warming bag that preps the vein) to give blood so the doctors can check her levels for jaundice.


A mama-daughter moment


A daddy-daughter moment.  Abbey has taken to raising her hands above her head when she sleeps – maybe it is a celebration of being outside the constrain of the womb?


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Coming up tomorrow: photographic evidence proving that, sometimes, being a parent means getting urine all over your chest.

  1. February 25, 2009 at 7:41 am

    These photos are so sweet I could cry!

  2. February 25, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Awesome news, that the jaundice is going away! We’ve been praying for you guys, I’m grateful to the Lord for an “awakey baby” (as we call it in the Pitts house), a good eater and pink skin!

    When Grace raises her arms over her head when sleeping (which she does now too) we call it, “I surrender to sleep.”


  3. Jessica and Matt Pence
    February 25, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Lactation consultants truly are wonderful! We had a lot of trouble getting Joanna to eat and getting the Jaundice to go away — she hung on to it forever! Good news is that it did go away and she successfuly nursed for 13 months. Things definitely will get easier! You guys are doing great! Love the updates from your little family; we check on you often!

  4. Cami
    February 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Nathan loves those arms up when he sleeps too! It must be really fun for them…I like the “I surrender to sleep” take on it

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