Thursday, September 17, 2009

doc appointment

well today i had ender's "2 week" appointment which might as well be 3. but he weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces! he was also 22 inches long. so he's a growing boy. he's in the 75% for weight and 90% for height. go buddy :)
then julietta weighed 29 pounds and was 37 inches. she's in the 30% for weight and in about the 50 or 60% for height. which is what she's always been so that's great.
so my kids are growing great!!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

2 weeks old!

me and buddy man at 2 weeks old :)

wearing his outfit from baby gap :)

Hard to believe that he's 2 weeks old today. He's doing wonderful. Still only eating from the bottle, but eating and sleeping like a champ. That's all that we can ask for is a healthy baby boy!

Monday, September 7, 2009

ender update #2

So, it's been a rough couple days. We've been pumping Ender full of formula and extra breastmilk all weekend. So feedings were taking about an hour if not more. Then all of a sudden yesterday he decided that he didn't like nursing. We could not get him latched on at all. So I spent a lot of this past weekend in tears and just so frustrated and worn out. So we gave him a bottle after about an hour and a half trying to get him latched on and he downed it. So for the moment I have given in and have been just pumping to give him my milk in a bottle.
I will meet with a lactation consultant this week and see if we can ever get him back on me. But, I just can't be stressing like I was. I could not deal with it with dealing with Julietta too. I haven't cried in 24 hours and feeding times have been great! Ender has been so happy too. Last night I fed him at 10:30 ; 3:30; and then at 8:00. I got a ton of sleep, so today has been great.
We took him to the hospital to get weighed and...... he was 7 pounds 4.6 ounces :) YAY!!!!!!! I wish I had my camera while we were at the hospital because when we put him on the scale he was hilarious. He stayed asleep and just propped his leg up on the side for all to see and was just the chillest of babies!
We then went to target, and Julietta LOVED hanging out in our double stroller with Ender!
On the other note I'm down 20 pounds! I have 10 more until pre-pregnancy weight and then I'll have about 30 that I want to lose before next June!
I will post some more pictures I promise!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ender update

So Ender is 5 days old today. He is doing pretty good. We had a doctors appointment this morning and he is down to 7 pounds. He has lost 9% of his weight. So the doc is a little concerned and we have to go back in on Friday and check it out again. Mom left today so we shall see how we do without her! I'm not as worried because Julietta lost over a pound and then gained it slowly. I'm just praying that everything goes well and he's gained a little bit by Friday. My milk is in and he's doing really good with feeding. We are having some issues getting him latched on at first but Randy has a hang on getting him to latch.
The first two nights at home were rough. He wanted to stay up all night. One night he was up from 12 until around 4 am.
Randy has been WONDERFUL! He has been up with me at every feeding and helping. He's straight worn out so I'm waiting for him to just pass out. We've come to realize that God gives women something extra to get them through this time! Thank God that was have husbands now who will help :)
Julietta loves being a big sister. She wants to look at him all the time and help out. She is a little more sensitive to being told no. I'm hoping that it passes.
I am feeling pretty good. Randy thinks I'm pushing it a little too much, so I'm going to try and take it pretty easy. However, again I feel pretty great. I haven't even taken my percocet today.
Anyway, I will upload some more photos later :)