Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A few updates on baby Hester

--The television thing has been rectified. Since our complaint, Hester's nurses have gone above and beyond to include her in daily nursery happenings. One of her nurses even used a bed sheet to make a baby sling for her. Hester loves it, and it's surprisingly comfortable for us, too.

--Hester's new wheels arrived yesterday! It's so exciting to have a new stroller just for her. Thanks, Grammy and Grandpa!

--Hester gets bigger and stronger each day. She's up to 9 lbs. 3 oz. and she's 21.5 inches long. She's outgrown lots of clothes, too, which seems crazy to me. Her nurses are still saying 2-3 weeks till she comes home, though one nurse told us that we'll have a better picture of her progress this weekend.

--Ms. Stork, our social worker, continues to be a real help to us. She's spot on with her paperwork, and just as I was about to call her yesterday to touch base, she called me. She helped us clear up a possible ICWA situation, and she's been a great advocate for us with Ms. Scary. Even better, Ms. Stork thinks that Hester's a wonderful, perfect little baby. What's not to love?

--After that Consumer Reports article came out about the infant car seats, we canceled our original car seat order and placed a new one for the Baby Trend Flex-Loc. When the article was retracted, we thought, "Hell, if the Flex-Loc withstands 70 MPH impact, so much the better" and continued with our new order. Apparently, thousands of parents of newborns did the same thing, so the shipment has been delayed pretty badly. As it is, our car seat is scheduled to arrive this Friday. We wondered for a while whether Hester would be out of the hospital before her car seat arrived. That would have a been a pickle, eh?

--Petunia is home today to rest and recover. She's been sick for ages, so she took the day off to sleep till noon. She's downstairs now watching something we got in early January from the Netflix; also, she made pancakes for the kids and me this morning. I haven't had pancakes since before Hester was born, and I probably won't have them again until Hester comes home. And hey! only a day late for Shrove Tuesday. Not bad, eh?



Anonymous Jenny PP said...

I'm so glad to hear that the tv thing has been fixed!!! I have more to say but am swamped at work at the moment.

Kisses Hester!!!!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Amelia's Mom said...

Hester looks so peaceful and perfect and happy and content and beautiful in that sling!

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

She DOES look so happy in her sling. I love it.

I'm sure you are feeling relieved about the TV situation being fixed. I'm glad her nurses are going above and beyond. And I'm glad you just got to have a nice long weekend with her.

9:11 AM  

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