Saturday, June 30, 2007
Colt has a touch of jaundice so the doctor told us to put him next to a window and get some sunlight for 15 minutes a day. He does not seem to mind it and usually sleeps through the entire thing. He has been nursing really well and has lots of pees and poops so I am sure it will be out of his system very soon!
Friday, June 29, 2007
Mom finally got a shower and got dressed! It only took her 3 days to do it.
Sleepin with daddy.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Our first night at home was spent awake! Colt slept most of the day yesterday and in the evening took a 5 hour nap. I will not make that mistake again, once we were ready for bed he was not. I think he spent most of the night wanting to eat and eat and poop and eat. I need to get him on a better schedule during the day so he starts at least sleeping for a couple hours at a time during the night. Dave got up with him at 4:30 after I had fed him for like the 4th time and got him to fall asleep finally around 5:30 in his boppy cradle, then he did not wake again until 8:30 which means mom got a solid 3 hours of sleep. I could not do any of this without Dave, he has yet to complain about any of it and has been so helpful without me even asking.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Relaxin in his boppy cradle, it vibrates and plays music. He must have slept like this for 2 hours! When we got home from the hospital it was about 90 degrees here and our air conditioner did not work. It was not fun trying to feed him and be that hot, Dave called someone and we got it fixed but it was still a hot day. He did not seem to mind he slept through most of it!
My sweet little baby boy! Look at those chubby cheeks.
This is my friend Audra with Colt, she came over tonight with her diaper bag just in case we needed anything:) She bought her own diaper bag for him and filled it with all sorts of baby supplies since she is planning on being around a lot to help me! It was pretty funny, her first question to me is " Well I bought this baby applesauce so when do you think he can eat it?"
We left the hospital today just a little before 10 this morning. We have not slept much in the last two nights so I know we are going to be really tired tonight but at least we will have our own bed to sleep in.
Mom and Colt, he is about 1hour old here.
I went into the hospital Monday morning at 6 and by 10 I was in full blown labor. At about 4:00 I finally gave in and got an epidural at that point I was 4cm dialated. My dr. came in at 6:00 and checked me and I was ready to push! I pushed for about an hour and a half and we had our little boy. This entire experience has been such a rush of emotions for me and Dave but it has been so wonderful. I can not imagine loving anything (except my husband) as much as I love this little guy. So far he is doing great, he has taken to breastfeeding very well and we are at home and trying to figure out a routine. Thanks so much to all of you for your many calls and messages, I will try and return all of them as we get settled. In the mean time keep checking back here and I will continue to update photos.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Ann and her mini-me Reese.
My sister came to Walla Walla this past week for a visit with the twins. They are now 10 weeks old and are starting to smile. They are both so sweet and precious. It was the first time they had left Spokane since they were born and they both did really well. They are anxiously awaiting their cousins arrival which should be any day now.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I have not posted in awhile but though I would give everyone an update on what is going on. We had an ultrasound when I was 37 weeks pregnant to get a look at his size, they estimated him to be about 6lbs 14oz and my doctor said they gain about an ounce a week after 36 weeks. That means if I carry him to my due date he will be 8.5-9lbs depending how accurate the ultrasound was. I knew all along he was not going to be small I just hope the ultrasound was pretty close to accurate because I do not want to be delivering a 10lb baby!! I go back to the doctor on Monday and she is going to talk to us about if we should go ahead and induce within the next week and a half or if I just want to wait a little bit longer to see if it will happen naturally. I have been doing everything I can think of to try and start labor but nothing works. My good friend Audra has been waking up at the crack of dawn with me to walk for 2 hours before work starts everyday, I have been mowing our lawn weekly with our push mower, doing some yardwork, helping Dave work on the buildout at our building, squats, jumping jacks, last week I even went over to Audra's dad's house and I jumped on his trampoline! All of this has resulted in maybe a total of 3 braxton hicks contractions a day. The last day of school was this past Thursday and now I am even more anxious to have him so I do not have to waste a minute of my summer break without spending time with him. I will try and update with a better pregnancy picture soon.