Swaddled and Full of Life

May 24, 2010 at 11:23 am (Uncategorized)

Emmeline is only a few hours old and she already loves to stick out her tongue, curiously peek at her surroundings, and has some dark hair. We are excited to see if the hair is a dark brown, or possibly red. Right now Suzannah is resting, and Adam has napped a small amount and is working on the “sitting while sleeping” position.

So far both girls (mom and daughter) have been poked, prodded, drained and have come through like champions. The hospital is not a place of rest or relaxation, but instead is a train station where you sit half-asleep and half-naked while a barrage of people come through peppering the family with questions:

  • “On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate your pain?”
  • “Have you had a chance to look at our overpriced baby photo packages?”
  • “Did you know that your baby needs 4,300 shots in the state of Missouri”
  • “Your baby will die if you do not do the following things 3 times per…”

So far one of the best perks of being in the hospital is the WiFi. The negative is that we don’t ever seem to be alone for more than 30 minutes, which makes rest near impossible. This place was not made to be fun. It is like an episode of Dragnet, Just the Facts, and nothing more. Dry, cold, calculated. Thankfully we have a wonderful staff of nurses who make the stay a bit more pleasant.

Posted via web from Emmeline Louise Pugh

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