Norm holds Benjamin for the very first time:
Very first diaper change for the little one:
When Pablo and my mom came back from sleeping for a few hours, Pablo gave him a blessing:
We hang out with baby:
I pretty much stayed awake all day until about 10pm that Friday night. When we turned off the lights to sleep and not even 15 minutes later we heard a faint cry, asking for food.
The next day, Saturday, was quite traumatic for all parties involved. His bilirubin count was borderline low, so he had to be under these lights for 24 hours. He could only come out 30 minutes at a time to eat. The problem was that when he came out, all he'd want to do is snuggle and sleep.
We were given permission to pull him out more often as long as we kept the bottom lights on him. In those cases, we had a little glow worm!
Thankfully we overcame that horrible day and his counts went back down. Aunt Kerrie came to meet him on Sunday morning before we were discharged!
After waiting for blood work and all sorts of other due diligence that are part of being discharged, we got the green light to go home at around 6pm.
Daddy Norm buckled him up in his car seat. I really need to come to terms with this car seat situation - it is the most unpractical, uncomfortable piece of invention pretty much ever.
And off we went to get our new life started!