March 20, 2015

Highlights

First Holding Experience
Holding Her
Holding Her
First Holding Experience
Holding Her
Last week, this was the highlight of my entire week. Finally, over a week after Mary was born, Nathaniel and Evelyn were able to hold their baby sister. It was absolutely amazing to watch and to see the love they showered on her!

Because Nathaniel had managed to come down with croup the day that I delivered our littlest girl, we knew that we had to be extra careful with germs. We questioned not only the Urgent Care and ER doctors about the germs, but we also double-checked with our pediatrician about what we needed to do to keep Mary healthy and away from an illness that would most likely land her in the hospital. The answer from everyone was unanimous: break out the hand sanitizer, keep them separate, and good luck! So that's exactly what we did; we had seven bottles of hand sanitizer stationed around the house, we used a ton of disinfectant wipes, and we were extremely conscious about touching children and communicating germs.

We finally had the green light last Tuesday when Nathaniel had been germ-free long enough to be safe and we told the littles that they would be able to hold their baby sister. It was like telling them that we were making a meal out of chocolate- they were thrilled and honestly, so were we! We had survived croup without anyone else getting sick and we were determined to stay healthy for a good, long time.

Now that we're even further removed from the plague, we've relaxed a bit more about germs, though we still have four bottles of hand sanitizer stashed in various places in the house to make diaper changes and potty visits for the kids as simple as possible. And, at least for the moment, we're all healthy and so grateful that this cold and flu season is coming to a close so the littles can enjoy their baby sister!

4 comments:

  1. LOVE!! They couldn't be more excited!! That's the best!

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    1. Thanks Verna! They were so thrilled- it was so cool to see!

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  2. Nathaniel's face in that second-to-last one, he looks so proud! What beautiful moments.

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