Thursday, January 24, 2008

One week on.

Hey Everyone,

Well it has been over a week since we brought our daughter home, and mel is really enjoying it. We went back to the hospital on Tuesday to have her final weigh in. Kaisha had put on 320 grams in a week, so she is now 2.56kg. They like to see a minimum of 150grams a week, so Kaisha is doing really well. Must be that full cream milk mel is feeding her.

Mum arrived on Wednesday and was overjoyed to be meet at the airport by Kaisha, had to have her first hold and photos right there. We are taking a trip to the Gold Coast tomorrow for a few days which will be nice to get away. Its kinda scary to contemplate travelling for an hour with Kaisha in her carseat. She is not real comfortable in the carseat as she seems too small to fit properly. She just disappears into the depths of it. I must take a photo of it sometime.

Anyway I know you all probably just want to see more photos so I will leave you to it.

Nick, Mel and Kaisha


Kaisha 24.01.08


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Finally at Home!!!

Hi Everyone,

Well today we left the hospital and brought Kaisha home!! It feels good to finally have her here. She slept quietly all the way home which was good. She is so small you can't really see her when she is in the carseat. Just sort of disappears into it. She has gained more weight and is now 2130 grams. A baby born full term is suppose to put on 150 grams a week as a minimun, and Kaisha has done that in 5 days.

I have today off work, then back for 3 days then a 2 week holiday, which I must say I am really looking forward to. It has been raining in Brisbane for most of January it seems. Some guy did predict many years ago that 2008 would be the year of rain.

Anyway it has been nice to get some emails. Hope that everyone is well.

Nick Mel & Kaisha

Kaisha 15/01/08

Thursday, January 10, 2008

20 Days Old

Hi everyone,

Well, five days have passed since Kaisha had her first bath. It seems like a long time ago. We have had a couple of room changes since we began and are now in room ten which happens to be the closest to the door. On Sunday we have to move in to the parentcraft room. The parentcraft room is where we are suppose to be adjusting to living with our darling girl 24/7. So Sunday afternoon we move into there then on Tuesday the 15th of January Kaisha will be strapped into her carseat for the very first time and go for her very first drive, 14.6 kilometers home(depending which way you take).

So thats pretty much the most exciting news we have had since the 22nd of December.
Anyway its getting late so I will let you look at the latest photos

Nick, Mel and Kaisha

Kaisha 09/01/08

Saturday, January 05, 2008

First bath and new clothes!!!

Hi All,

It is good to say that Kaisha has graduated into the opposite side of the ward at the hospital. Which means that she is getting closer to coming home. Mel and I went up today to give her her first bath, which I had to do!! Mel says that it will be my job from now on. Kaisha was very relaxed in the bath after the initial getting wet thing. It was quite fun really. She almost went to sleep, not a good thing when we are trying to keep her awake to breast feed.

She is gaining weight and is now 1895g, a gain of 80g in 2 days!! Things are looking up on the breast feeding situation as well having a bit more interest in what is going on. It really is a bit of an education thing for mother and baby.

Alton and Liz left yesterday, gone home to get some good weather I expect. Brisbane has been lousy the whole time they were here. It was really good to have them here to help us cope with the initial stages of being parents. It is still an odd situation as we don't have her with us all the time.

Mel was sick last Thursday which meant that she wasn't allowed up to the hospital for 48 hours. That has been pretty tough for Mel as she missed Kaisha being put into an open cot.

We have just been to the baby store to buy a few things in preparation for Kaisha to come home, even though that will still be 2 or 3 weeks away. Most importantly the carseat as she is not allowed to leave hospital without one. Also a cot and change table, and a few other things we thought might come in handy when our daughter comes home.

Isn't it funny me having a daughter!! It seems very surreal really. Anyway must go, back to the hospital in a few minutes. Enjoy the pictures. They don't really do her justice though. Feel free to email Melissa or myself (emails above).

Kaisha 2

Love to all,
Nick, Mel and Kaisha

Happy New Year.