Saturday, July 31, 2010

2 months....

My sweet baby is 2 months old!! Well actually now he is 2 1/2 months old I am late with this post. Once again I cannot believe he is already 2 months old! Time if just flying by so fast. He has changed so much this past month. His little personality is coming out a little bit more each day. He definitely will let you know if he does not like something or if he is unhappy. Boy oh boy does he know how to scream!! When he wants something......he wants it NOW!!

Here are a few of the other things going on in the past month:

* He now fights sleep. He will whine when he is tired and will continue until you bounce him in his bouncy seat. Once you do that he will be out within 5 minutes!

* He has outgrown all his newborn clothes and now wears size 0-3 months (although some of his 3 month jammies with feet are getting to short)

* He is in size 1 diapers but will soon be in size 2
Happy boy

*He absolutely HATES tummy time!! We are currently working on that though :)

*He started smiling all the time at 5 weeks....I just love his little smile

Mom's little flirt :)

*At his 1 month doctors appointment he was prescribed Zantac for acid reflux. It has been working wonders for him

* At 4 weeks, he started sleeping longer stretches at night (usually sleep 11-5am, eat and sleep again 6-11am) Much improved from the previous month when he would be up 11pm-7am screaming!!
Hi ;)

* At 6 weeks he started sleeping through the night (usually 10-12 hours a night). He just did this all on his own one night and has done it ever since. Makes mom very happy because now she actually get some sleep

*He now sleeps in his lamb swing at night....still not able to lay flat without acid coming up his throat, so the swing keeps him upright (hey whatever works, right??)

Sweet baby feet

*He usually eats between 25-32 ounces a day

* He still is eating around 5 oz every 2-3 hours...... except 7oz when he first gets up since he hasn't eaten since the night before

*His favorite thing right now is his bouncy seat.....he will bouncy in that thing for hours!!

*He has started to really enjoy his baths....loves to kick his legs and splash :)

Oh and here are his stats at his 2 month doctor's appointment:
-He weighed 11 lbs 9 oz (50th percentile)
-He measured 23 inches long ( 50th percentile)
-His head measured 15.5 inches or 39.5cm (30th percentile)

Friday, July 30, 2010

1 Month....

On June 14th, Logan turned one month old!! The first month flew by very fast! It was a month of change and a month of getting used to our new life as parents. It was very difficult at the beginning but B and I slowly got the hang of things. Everyday we fell more and more in love with our precious baby boy! We never knew what we were missing until we met Logan. It is amazing how much you can love your baby and would do anything for them. He is the best thing to happen to us! We just love him oh so much.

One Month Old!!

At Logan's 1 month doctors visit:
* He weighed 8 lbs 12oz (25 percentile)
*He measured 21 1/2 inches in length (average)
* His head measured 38.5 cm or 15 in. (average)

Logan also smiled for the 1st time at 3 weeks....So CUTE!!

Such a little man in his car seat

Auntie Whitney loves Logan!!

I just love his face in this picture :)

Introducing Logan Mathhew......

Okay I have decided I should probably update my blogeroo here seeing how Logan is already 2 months old. What a crazy, busy 2 months it has been too, let me tell you! I would love to tell Logan's whole birth story, but frankly I am not really ready to relive the whole situation. So I will give the shorter version :)

On Friday, May 14th (38 wks 2 days) at 3am I woke up and just didn't feel very good. I wasn't having contractions or stomach just felt kinda upset. Needless to say, I could not go back to sleep. Around 6:30am, I am pretty sure my water breaks (no big gush of fluid or anything....just leaking every so often). After about 30 minutes of the leaking I decide that yeah in fact I am sure my water had broke, so I go in to wake up Bryan. While he jumps in the shower, I called the doctor. She told me I could stay and labor at home for awhile or I could come in. I decided to stay home for awhile so I could at least take a shower and finish packing our bags :)

We arrived at the hospital around 8:30am and I was then having contractions every 5-7 minutes or so and I was 2cm dilated. They were not too painful at that point. I walked around the delivery room for a little over an hour trying to help things progress before I was in more pain and decided to take a bath to see if that would help. The bath helped great for about an hour. After that I was in too much pain and decided it was time for an epidural!

So at 11:30 I got out of the tub and was prepped for my epidural. At this point I was 3 cm dilated and the contractions were coming one after another. I swear I would have 2 or 3 back to back with no break in between. This made it really hard to get in the right position for the epidural. The anesthesiologist finally just had to do the epidural while I was having a contraction because they never let up long enough for him to do it in between :( The epidural really did not hurt too bad. The poke for the local anesthetic hurt worse than the actual epidural needle. Once the epidural was in place I felt MUCH better. The doctor checked me an hour later at 1pm and I was 6 cm. I remember thinking wow that was fast. For the next 3 hours I just rested as much as I could while everyone sat around and visited waiting in suspense to meet Logan.

At 4pm I was checked again.....10 cm.... TIME TO PUSH! The next 4 hours were AWFUL!! Logan was head up instead of head down, which was going to make for a harder time pushing him out. The epidural wore off on my left side so I could feel everything on that side. I pushed in every position you could think of while vomiting a few times. I pushed for as long as I had energy to push. Finally after 4 HOURS of pushing my doctor decided I needed to have a c-section. So, at 8pm I was then quickly prepped for a c-section. I was given more meds in my epidural and was whisked to the OR. Once in the OR the doctor gave me some local anesthetic in my stomach to make sure I was numb on the left side since earlier I was able to feel everything. B then was brought in and they went to cut and OUCH....I could still feel EVERYTHING! I screamed "OUCH....I can feel you cutting me!!" B was then rushed out of the room and I was knocked completely out for the rest of the birth. So I do not have any memory of the actual birth of my baby :(

Logan was born at 9:06 pm....7 pounds, 21 1/4 inches long! I woke up in recovery in LOTS of pain since I was not numb from the epidural. I was able to watch the nurse give Logan his first bath and B give him his first bottle since I was in no shape to try and breastfeed :( Overall, the whole birthing experience was not want I had anticipated. Everything I did not want to happen ended up happening! However, in the end Logan was born healthy which is all that matters. If I had to I would do it all again too to have such a sweet baby boy!

Now for some pics of his first few weeks of life...Enjoy!

Just minutes old!!

Snuggled up after his first bath!

Such a sweet boy :)

Daddy holding his boy for the first time

Finally meeting my angel I carried for 9 months

First day home from the hospital

Full Head of hair!!

1st Mohawk :)

Mommy's little man