Saturday, December 20, 2008

Max loves Jillie

Max is really protective over Jillian, it is very cute. He always wants to be by her or know where she is. One time I was in the shower, and Aaron was still sleeping and the baby started crying so Max started licking Aaron's face and that didn't wake him up so then he sat on his face to wake him up to get the baby.
I had to put a chair by the bassenet so Max could see the baby.

Ahh...



I love my little girl!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Dryden

It was so nice to have my mom come and help me with Jillian. She stayed Friday thru Monday. It's so nice to have her live close by to help out often. Thanks mom.
My dad came to visit today. I love this picture so much. Jillian was so content in his arms. Thanks mom and dad.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First Bath

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Meet Jillian Marie!!

Here she is! Jillian was born 10 days early and weighed a whopping 9 lbs. 11 oz. on December 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm. Thank goodness I was able to post one photo, I have been having problems uploading any images. I hope to put a lot more on here soon. Jillian had Jaundice when she was born, which is the yellow color seen in the skin of many newborns. It happens when a chemical called bilirubin builds up in the baby's blood. Her bilirubin went really high so on Thursday, Jillian had to undergo photo therapy. She was placed in a special incubator for a day and a half with special lights on her to lower the bilirubin. She was only taken out for feedings and then put back in. The bilirubin dropped really low so finally on Friday afternoon we were able to bring her home!! We love her so much and we can't wait to have you all meet her.