Each night in the hospital was a bit rough trying to get used to a newborn and trying to stay awake long enough to feed and do all the things I needed to do, but overall, it wasn't too bad. All Friday night my nurses were coming in to check on us and early Saturday morning, my favorite nurse Tiia from Finland (whose mom happens to have the maiden name Takala) came to get me up and out of bed. After a very long time confined to it, I was thrilled to get out! Once I was up, they had a hard time getting me back in. For the next two days, we were surrounded by family and friends coming to fawn over our precious angel.
Here are a few pictures from our stay.
Emily with her great-grandpa. Great-grandma had to go out of town on Saturday, but she was there for the delivery on Friday night.
A REALLY rough picture of me and my other bestie, the famous Kaylane (wife of David and mom of Eden and Ella, pictured above.) Even though it's not great, I had to include it. This is the woman behind the awesome tea party baby shower and also the one who was by my side all day long while I was in labor. She documented the entire day in photographs and made me an awesome photo album of the big day. She is a HUGE blessing in our lives.
These are just a few pictures of our special visitors. I wish I could include them all, but blogger has a limit. I'll be posting a slideshow tomorrow of all of the pictures from our time in the hospital.