Day 1 - Visitors

November 15, 2009

What a day! Mom had me early in the morning, so there was plenty of time for visitors to come by and see me. I stayed awake for a lot of the day - dozing off between visitors and feedings but not really getting to sleep until about 8pm. In the meantime, Mom & I got the hang of breastfeeding (I was hungry!) and I met my new friends & family.

Grandma & Grandpa K were in the lobby when I was born (and heard my first cry), but while the doctors were attending to Mommy, Grandpa had to go to work, so they couldn't say hello until a little later. Grandma Ginger came back later that afternoon and was my first visitor! I was excited and so happy to meet her. Then, there was a flurry of visitors! Tina got there to see me shortly after Grandma K, and then Melissa, and then Sharaun! Despite only being a few hours old, I was already quite popular!

Grandpa Dennis & Grandma Ginger (K) came back in the evening to bring Mommy & Daddy dinner (Tri tip sandwiches & Mac and Cheese from Jack's Urban Eats... yum!) and visit with me some more. It was my first time meeting my grandpa. I really liked him!

I was quite the social butterfly my first day of life, and did great with meeting all sorts of new family!
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Me & Grandma Ginger (my first visitor in the hospital!)
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Melissa & me
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Grandpa Dennis, Grandma Ginger & me
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Grandma Ginger passes me to Grandpa Dennis
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Me & Tina
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Sharaun & me
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I'm sleepy while my Grandpa Dennis holds me

Day 1 - Me & Mom in the Hospital

Sunday, ‎November ‎15, ‎2009, ‏‎11:08 PM
Just over twelve hours old, here's my first live movie outside the womb!

Day 2 - More Visitors

November 16, 2009

Grandma Ginger came back to visit on Day 2 - she surprised Mom & Dad with cinnamon rolls from Gold Miner Cafe (in Folsom) and held me so Mom & Dad could sleep for a bit (we didn't get much sleep the night before - it's a tough transition going from womb to the world!). Grandma kept my parents well fed during the day (they didn't like the hospital food very much). For lunch, she brought burgers & fries from In 'n Out. For dinner, steaks from Tahoe Joes. Yum!

Later that day, we had another flurry of visitors! First, Robyn & Adam stopped by. They were so happy to meet me and couldn't wait to introduce me to their daughter, Jayne. They couldn't believe how little I was! They amazed at the fact that their little girl had been smaller than me when she was first born. Wow!

Then, Jeff & Kerry came by to visit. I was so good while they held me and posed for a picture. I slept through a lot of people coming to visit. I was very tired!

Kristi & Jacoby came by to visit shortly after. They didn't let Jacoby in to the hospital because he was too little (he was only a month old), so Daddy went out to sit with him while Kristi came in to meet me. It was so nice of everyone to come and visit!
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Me, Robyn & Adam
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Me, Jeff & Kerry
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Kerry, me & Kristi

‎Day 3 - Video of Claire & Daddy in the hospital

Tuesday, ‎November ‎17, ‎2009, ‏‎11:17 AM
I was a little upset here, but Daddy calmed me right down!

Day 3 - Mom & Me in the hospital

‎Tuesday, ‎November ‎17, ‎2009, ‏‎‏‎12:45 PM
I like being held by my mommy, she takes good care of me. Grandma Ginger is talking about me in the background.

Day 3 - Going Home

Tuesday, ‎November ‎17, ‎2009, ‏‎2:00 PM
The doctors released me & my mommy to go home! Yay! I can't wait to see my new home.

First, mom got me ready to go in the carseat. She got me dressed up and buckled me in to the seat. Daddy documented the whole thing. Then, Daddy carried me out and put me in the car. I was asleep until the car started moving, then I woke up and got scared. I cried for part of the drive home... and then I fell asleep again when we got close to home.

Grandma Ginger made dinner for Mom & Dad and Morgan came to visit me at home. It was so nice to meet her! Mommy & Daddy adjusted to having me home... not quite sure what we're all supposed to do together just yet, but we'll figure it out soon!
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Mommy & me
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Mom got me in to my carseat. I got upset with the buckles - what are these things, anyway??
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Strapped in to the car... I was sleepy!
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Dad brought me in to the house
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Mommy, Morgan & me!
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Mommy & me in the hospital - getting ready to go home!
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Daddy carried me out!
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Zzzzzz.... I slept for a lot of my first carride.
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Mom posed with Daddy for a family picture while he carried me in.
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Mommy held me while I slept.