Here she is!
They let me hold her as long as I wanted, and I got to nurse her for awhile before they cleaned her up and got stats.
The kids were beyond excited to meet her, and in awe at how tiny she was!
Our stay in the hospital went well. We had to stay two nights, because her bilirubin level was elevated, and since it peaks on the 4th day, they wanted to make sure her level wasn't climbing too high. The day after we got home, I took her to the pediatrician to get another blood draw and luckily it wasn't high enough to require light treatment. Yay!
It is SO great having a newborn again. Oh, how I have missed having a tiny baby snuggle up on my chest. It has been an easy transition, and I find myself more relaxed and better able to fight the urge to get up and clean or work on my to do list. It helps having bigger kids too, of course. They are very eager to hold her and run get whatever I need. I love my growing family, and feel incredibly blessed! Thank you God, for this precious little soul!