Monday, July 28, 2008
You would think Daddy wasn't sleeping at night;)
Aiden loved his first bath! He was so good and didn't cry. He loved when I poured water over him. He even was fine with his hair being washed. This was at 11:40 p.m. so please forgive the focus:)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
He had his first diaper blow-out this morning! Ali was almost screaming "Eww, gross, it's on his blanket!" She was very helpful with getting a change of clothing and a new blanket. We are still bundling him as he really does better wrapped like a burrito.
I feel very guilty as I'm not going to begin the school year with my students. I have a few things to do tomorrow and I'll attend Ali's open house, but after that, I will be at home bonding with my precious little one!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Please forgive this photo, but I saw his smile and asked Erik to take a picture of it. I know it's just a reflex, but it was just so sweet after he finished nursing. I can't wait until he smiles because he's happy!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here is his first bath experience. He still has his cord, so, I bathed him with a washcloth and bowl of warm water. After, I rubbed him down and he was much happier.
Daddy is holding him while I take a moment to rest. He is also smitten with our lil' prince! He was so careful not to "injure" him at first. Daddy is feeling more at ease now!
Aaron loves his little brother. He is always asking to hold him, but between feedings and his 18-20 hours a day of sleeping, it's difficult for anyone else to get him away from me!
Aiden and Ali are enjoying a quiet moment! She also wants to hold him and help out. I think it's time for another feeding...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Well, the dr visit was very eventful! Yes, I had dilated some and was extremely swollen with very high blood pressure. So I was sent to the hospital for testing. During the testing in triage, my contractions start to come closer and closer together. I start to dilate and end up in labor. We went into labor at 2:15 and have Aiden at 6:10. I pushed 10 times. He is very lucky, as the cord was wrapped around his neck and twisted into an unrecognizable lump. Thank goodness we DID NOT opt to go home and induce on Monday (like I wanted). He is here, beautiful, 7 lbs. 7 oz., and 20 inches long. He is now a nursing fiend and finally home after bili light treatment.
My friend (Ronda), Ali , and I are having fun after the epidural! Had to have one!!!!! I was so uncomfy with contractions coming in waves. We laughed and Ali met ALL the nurses and learned all about them!
What a face...A very tired mama!A very happy and proud papa!She was happy...but only got to hold him for a minute.
The other munchkin with Aiden.Gramme Karen is putting him to sleep again so I will have to wake him to nurse.Great-grandma (Gme) and Aiden
Great grandpa (Gpa) and Aiden
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This was after we spent the morning organizing the kitchen. I asked Erik (after I made labels for the cabinets) if this was a little OCD and he quickly changed the subject. Then I asked him if his dad would do that and he couldn't even answer. Well, gramme Karen, there are notecards to help you for the first day or so find your way around our kitchen;) I was bored. A little Monkish, but oh well. You will be able to find the baggies, mixing bowls, pots, glasses, etc.
I must bring up the fact that we are now reaping many benefits from our garden. Here is a picture of squash, green beans, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. I didn't even eat any of the tomatoes today (not even a tomato sandwich-my favorite and why we really have the garden!).
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Aaron eventually smiles. You could hear Ali (screaming) across the park!This is where they had the most fun (Erik included)! They had armbands, so, the girl in charge of the ride, let them ride again and again. We must have been at this ride for about 35 minutes.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I am reading a good book-The Last Patriot by Brad Thor. After I am through with it, I am going to have to do some research about the unfamiliar portions.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
We looked at labor & delivery, the nursery, and recovery rooms. No babies to see in the regular nursery, only one in the NICU. I couldn't look, because I remember how it felt when Aaron was in the NICU. So, I am thankfully past that stage, unless little baby Aiden needs a little help. I did make sure that I would have my own recovery room! I'm no good at sharing;)! Overall, it was fun and saw another pregnant teacher from church-now we have a bond;)!