Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
And finally, he is doing this little lip sucking thing where he sucks in his entire top lip or half top half bottom and occasionaly bottom lip and he just looks so proud of himself. It's almost like Hey! I grabbed something! Yay, me!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Oh and I got my dad to watch the baby and took hubby in the vehicle that the baby never rides in so the germs wouldn't be there when I took the baby to the doc in the afternoon...I ever mention I worry? :)
Pediatrician said that he thought the baby had a little virus and not whatever my husband had which was great and that the baby wasn't dehydrated which is the main reason they hospitalize sick babies. So all good news on the baby front. I asked the doc if I was being nuts by bringing him in and he said I did the right thing ( i love my pediatrician) :) Also told me if the baby got a fever over 100.3/4 to bring him in or take him to the ER and to not give him tylonal so that we could tell if he was getting better or worse..and I was going to give it to him.
So, thankfully they are both feeling much better. Or rather the baby isn't sick anymore and hubby is mostly better ;)
Hubby was away from the baby for a week and when the doc gave the all clear to be around him again it was just the sweetest thing. He went on about how much Xan had grown (and technically that was true b/c at the doctors office he had gained 6oz) and how much he missed Xan. I swear having a baby is the best way to fall in love with your husband all over again <3
Friday, March 7, 2008
7:00 – 7:15 Wakeup and feeding
7:15-7:20 Diaper change
7:35-8:00 Cuddle time
10:00 – 10:15 Wakeup and feeding
10:15-10:20 Diaper change
10:35-11:00 Cuddle time
2:00 – 2:15 Wakeup and feeding
2:15-2:20 Diaper change
2:35-3:00 Cuddle time
6:00 – 6:15 Wakeup and feeding
6:15-6:20 Diaper change
6:35-7:00 Cuddle time with Daddy
9:00 – 9:15 Wakeup and feeding
9:15-9:20 Diaper change
10:00 – 10:30 Cuddle/swing
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I didn't know he was getting those but he needed 5 shots and some stuff by mouth...he liked the stuff he ate b/c it was sweetened but those shots about killed us :( I was in tears and he was screaming and being all pittiful..I could tell he was saying mommy make it stop :( ;:sigh:: So the nurse said he might run a fever and he did....he got all snuggly and wanted to be held so no schedule till he was feeling better...started it Tuesday night at bedtime :) More on that when I post the schedule.
Shots bad. Baby good. Schedule good.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
And the Mayo clinic says that they might cause a reduced risk of SIDS...always a good thing.
So I gave in. and he was asleep in under 5 min and slept for 3 hours...I took it out of his mouth after he fell asleep b/c I don't want him dependent on it for sleeping or anything...but I've used the same trick 3 more times and it has worked each time with him sleeping for at least 3 hours each time....so... I am now going to use it when he has trouble sleeping.
I guess I decided that no matter how much I don't like them him being able to sleep and feel better was more important. But I still feel guilty and, of course, worried that I didn't do the wrong thing. The nice thing about knowing myself the way I do is that I know that I'd worry I did the wrong thing if I didn't give it to him too so that worry isn't going to stop me.
Time for me to go take away the pacifier :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I realize now that it was the sleep deprivation talking but at the time it just felt like I was failing at life. So....he was up for 13 hours with only two 30min sleep breaks. Is that normal? I thought babies slept for 12-18 hours not were up for 12 hours at a time? He's not sick that we can tell and seems to feel all right, only cries if I put him down... He has his two month checkup next week so I'm going to ask the doctor. He hasn't really slept that much today 10-2.... then 3;30-6;30 then he took a little nap around 7 and woke up at about 8:15...got him back to sleep a little before 10 and he's waking up again....sigh. I know he is miserable too I can tell he wants to sleep but just can't get it. Yesterday during the day after his little 10 hours of wakie time he slept for 7 hours and acted like he felt much better...till he woke up at 10;30 and stayed awake for 12 hours...ok I'm rambling but if anyone knows anything about what keeps babies up for such long stretches I'd love to hear about it.
Oh and I've tried swaddling which works sometimes and shhhing noises and a sound machine and a swinging chair all of which work great except when he's in marathon wakie time. Sweet dreams all.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
But today he's been sleeping beautifully. He slept from midnightish to almost 6am then back to sleep around 8 and up at 1pm. Back to sleep around 3 and still sleeping..I'm expecting him to wake up any minute now. Hubby thinks he hasn't been feeling well and is now feeling better. I thought maybe he was teething but he is only 7 weeks old *tomorrow*. At any rate that is the sleep part of the post.
Pumping. Have I mentioned that I am breastfeeding exclusively? Oh and that I love it and that every bad thing I've read about it didn't happen for me? Yay! It was easy and mostly painless from the start and he had gained apx 2 oz per day as of his last checkup which the doc said was wonderful as 1oz per is considered good. Back to pumping. So I bought a pump in case I needed or wanted to go out so the hubster could stay home with the little guy and him not starve to death *baby not daddy*. I kept meaning to pump and freeze but dang is it hard to find time to pump when the baby always wants to eat or is eating all the time or wants you to hold him when he isn't eating...and then if none of that is going on I was wanting to sleep. BUT yesterday I had a doctors appointment so I had to pump for the lil guy because I didn't know how long I'd be gone. Was about the fourth time I'd tried and it went pretty well. The funny thing is when hubby went to feed him, I expressed about 3oz, he sucked it all down in around 2 minutes! I'd put the slower flow nipple with the bottle but apparently he's so used to having to really work for it he didn't know what to do with the easy delivery system. teehe. I don't know why but that kinda cracked me up.
So tonight I pumped before my tutoring session in case he woke up while I was working (I tutor online). This brings me to the reason I started the post about pumping. It only took me about 20min tonight to get more than I've been getting in half an hour to an hour so I guess pumping does get easier! I was a little worried but now I have my first bottle to freeze because he didn't wake up during class! Yay me, I am officially ahead of the game! SWEET!
Oh and for anyone reading this that wants to tell me breastfeeding isn't easy for everyone, I know :) I just think it is great/cool that it is easy for me and I'm crossing my fingers that it remains that way and is this easy for the next (we've decided we want at least one more little angel) one.
Goodnight all :)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I look at my little angel and can't believe how huge he is! He's only six weeks old but I feel like he's all grown up! I'm going to be impossible when he really does grow up. Right now he's all snuggly and I know it is just going to break my heart when he gets too old for it.
I wonder if all first time moms resist taking their baby out of the house? So far I've only left to do errands when his dad or grandpa are over to watch him because I don't want to take him into the grocery store or the post office or wherever. He's only been to the doctors office so far....overprotective much? :) I know I have to take him out its just I think of all the things that can go wrong and I decide I don't really need the milk/mail/whatever until someone is home to babysit. I mentioned before that I worry about everything, right? :)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I know I titled the post sleep for mommy but I'm honestly more happy that the little man got some sleep. He gets so miserable when he can't go to sleep it just kills me. I don't even want to think how horrible it'll be when it is something bigger/worse that I can't fix. I wonder how much it'll cost to keep him in a bubble forever :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I am prepared for another sleepless night though. I have my little baby backpack thing that you wear in front so he and I will clean the house (no harsh chemicals don't worry) and maybe finally take down the Christmas tree :)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
We clipped his fingernails for the first time today and nicked his little fingers :( I can't believe how much it hurts to make your baby cry! We tried to be all stealthy and the hubby was gonna clip while I nursed him so his little hands would be nice and still...yeah that didn't go as planned. We won't be doing that ever again, I don't think his daddy and I could handle it. Xan is fine though :) After a brief crying session he doesn't even seem to notice, of course hubby and I are wondering if that's why he isn't sleeping...but I don't really think that could be it.
Bout an hour ago we changed his diaper his shirt and his swaddling blanket just in case any of those were irritating him, we'll see.... Also, been eating like a little piggy all day, maybe this is just a growth spurt! Alrighty, I'll see what I can do about some pregnancy info tomorrow when he's *hopefully* asleep.
I've had friends and family tell me that I can't control/change anything by worrying so don't feel the need to chime in and agree with them :) I'm telling you all of this now so that you'll know I know it doesn't really do any good and you can go on and enjoy the rest of the posts! Time to go feed the little piglet some more ;) Hope everyone has a great morning.