Monday, May 31, 2010

My Sweeties!


So is it possible to say that Baby N is the cutest baby ever?!? Yes, I know that is coming from a proud mommy. But everyday I just look at him and am amazed at this little being. His every move, noise or expression just makes me want to eat him up! We have been slowly developing a routine, if you can call it that. He is eating every two-three hours. Breastfeeding is getting a little easier except when the little guy is being his stubborn self and takes a bunch of tries to latch on. But eventually we get it going. By the time he is done feeding, basically a whole hour seems to pass by! Then it's usually changing a diaper, putting him down or spending some quality time together. Then the whole routine starts again. S and I have been trying to go on small outings with him. Our first one was to the doctor and then...wait for this..don't be WalMart! Haha, never thought I'd be excited to say we made it in and out without any fussing from N. Jeez, how things have changed and how we applaud the simple things in life. Never thought I'd hear myself saying that.

I have to admit that S has been the best teacher ever for this mommy! Thank goodness she has done this stuff before. I mean we are talking that I never really changed a diaper or put in a car seat! She dutifully will "model" it for me and then watch as I attempt to do these things. (some of those strollers are a pain to open and close!!). Of course I can probably only use ignorance as an excuse so many times when I don't feel like doing it. (Can you just show me one more time, please??) Anyway, she is a love. I don't think I would be able to handle it without her. She is the best Mama too. You have to see how she reads to N. and cuddles with him. Just when you think you can't love someone more.... :)

Anyway, life is amazing. It will be sad to see S go back to work this week. But luckily it is only going to be two weeks. So watch out Baby N. It's just me and you. Hopefully he'll be just as patient with me as his Mama is!

Friday, May 14, 2010

He's here!

Baby N arrived on Wednesday the 12th of May by scheduled c-section at 9.50am. He weighed in at 8lbs and 6oz and is 20 inches long. We were very surprised to see that he's a red head, but are so in love. He's nursing like a chanp and sleeping well, fingers crossed it stays that way.
We're leaving the hospital tomorrow and i'll write a full birth story later. Thanks to our doula we have some amazing pics!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shower and gifts

We had such a great time at our shower and it's hard to believe that it happened nearly two weeks ago already. Time is flying by so fast, which means that our little boy is nearly here. But i'll get to that later! It was so nice to hang out with our closest girl friends, some we don't see nearly as much as i'd like. We ate good food and enjoyed each other's company.
We were totally spoilt and got so many great gifts. Lots of clothes and more gear than we ever imagined owning for one little baby. Among the gifts we received an carved bear. It must have taken it's creator quite a while to make and he's a good looking bear. We have yet to find the perfect place for him so right now he's next to the fireplace. Check him out below!

My favorite gifts are the hand made ones. We got a number of blankets and a couple of beautiful quilts. The knitted sweater above is so cute. That was the only thing that i felt we were missing and it is exactly what i was looking for. So soft and delicate and perfect for the unpredictable weather we have been having lately.

So onto the baby update... We went for an ultrasound last week to find out if it would be possible to perform a version to get our little man head down. The first thing the Dr doing the ultrasound said was, 'he has a big head.' She estimated that his weight was 6lbs 15oz. Now i know that those measurements aren't always that accurate, but it's fair to say that he's a good size! We also watched him practicing his breathing which was so cool. Then she started to take more measurements and take a closer look. Anyway it got quiet and she was concentrating on his head, then she told us that he has a nuchal cord and would recommend a c-section. Yep, our little guy has the cord around his neck and is happily staying breech. She told us that 1 in 4 babies are born with the cord around their neck and if he was head down it wouldn't be a problem. But the risks involved with a version are too high to attempt it with his cord like that. From there we headed to see the OB and scheduled the c-section...for next Wednesday!!!! It is so weird to go from not knowing when your kid is going to arrive to having the date and the time. We are so looking forward to meeting him and are counting down the days.
Yesterday was J's last day at work. She is happy to be done as she found the last few days very exhausting. Now she has a few days to rest before we head to the hospital!