Thursday, July 06, 2006

Baby Stephen is here!

Stephen Larry Leatherman joined our family at 7:27 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. He was 8 lb. 8 oz. and 21.5 inches long. We thank God he was born 2 1/2 weeks early!

The last week he has met so many of his family and friends. Grandma and Grandpa Lorimor were here for the first weekend and now Grandma and Grandpa Leatherman are helping out around the house. Of course all the grandparents want to be here as much as they can! Grandpa Larry even labeled the house key that he had: "Stephen's house." So much for Ryan and Lisa ... :)

We were a little scared because of Stephen's high bilirubin level but after using a bili-blanket for 3 nights and putting him out in the sun his levels have gone down.

Stephen and I (Lisa) are home alone for the evening for the first time since he was born. So far so good. Today we took Stephen for his one-week checkup and he checked out just fine! The doctor said not to worry about the jaundice - that he was getting better. The fun part of this appointment is that the doctor we took him to is the same doctor who delivered Ryan almost 26 years ago! We went to dinner at our friends' house tonight and ate with many of our neighbors and other friends.

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