Thursday, April 24, 2008

6 weeks

sound asleep!! He still seems really congested in his nose but his chest sounds a ton better.The steroid medicine that he took last week was making him not poop. Finally he went massive amounts and felt soooooooo much better!

Anne(Midwife) came today for my 6 week check up. It is always so bittersweet to move out of this kind of relationship but for me today it felt refreshing. To know that I felt complete and beyond my pregnancy times had a very nice hint of satisfaction to it. YAY!!! I am done!! Time to move on and I am excited about this next stage of life. I still have so many feelings of disappointment and confusion that I need to sort through about Ian's birth but at the same time, because I am not going to have another baby, does it really matter? He is beautiful and healthy and what's done is done, enjoy his moment now, not what could have been.

Anne and Ian

This was the best I could do about catching a smile. He was smiling at me, what a wonderful feeling and so rewarding.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

5 weeks

AT his 1 month well baby visit he was up to 13 lbs 3 oz and 23 1/4 inches long. That is 2 pounds up from birth and 2 extra inches. Baby boy is growing fast! Here he looks like a blondie but the hair in the back is black!

Poor thing...RSV. He has a mild case and everything seems to be loosening up and he is coughing it all out. We have to do the breathing treatments every 4-6 hours and he is also taking steroid drops for 5 days.

I think I am going to use this picture for the birth annoucment (yes, I still haven't done it). I tried it in B and W but then you can't see how blue his eyes are so I think I will leave it in color but put a torn edge border around it. Maybe this next week I can mail them out :/

Thursday, April 10, 2008

4 weeks

The kids were on spring break this week and luckily John closed everynight this week so he has been home during the day. He had off Wed. so we drove over to Orlando and spent the day at SeaWorld. Ian is 4 weeks today and it was funny that for Ava's first trip to Disney World, she was only 4 weeks old too! Since then we have been to DW 7 times and now we have SeaWorld passes too so we will probably be there a lot too. DW is soooooooooo much better though!
It was so hot when we got there but then got overcast so that cooled it off a lot. Here they are minus Ian(who was asleep in the sling) in front of the beer wagon and horses. DOesn't John look so cute toting a Vera Bradley?!!

poor kid doesn't stand a chance with Ava. She is head over heels in love with him and cannot keep her hands off. She gets mad a me for not letting her hold him when he is asleep or eating. She wants to get rid of me and be his mama instead!

4 weeks today. he is getting so close to smiling and I can't wait!

sleeping with daddy under a new blanket Granny made. LOVE the chub rolls on his arms!

We had the kids all baptized at church on Sunday. They did great except when Johnny tried to bolt when it was his turn. He was hiding behind my back when the pastor was trying to do it. I was sweating buckets being so nervous about them and being in front of the church!

Ian in his baptism outfit from our neighbor. Thanks Jamie!

M.'s turn...she closed her eyes and looks like a perfect angel. Sorry about the glare, it's a picture of a picture :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

3 weeks old

this was actually when he was 2 weeks old. he hates his bouncy seat and swing. he is only happy being held and will scream bloody murder if you put him down or leave the room.

Ava is obsessed with him. She treats him as if he is her own baby. I love this little boy beyond words.

Ian got his first chiro adjustment today when I got my first post part. adjustment. I needed this today so bad, my tailbone still felt broken from his birth. I was also having headaches from my neck over the past 3 days and today was headache free :) His neck needed it badly as well.

the kids are all being baptised this Sunday so I will post more pics then. It is still so hard to type one handed with a nursing baby!! I forgot how to do it!