Archives for the month of: December, 2017

I missed doing a 5 week update so I’ll recap both weeks here, but first a quick general rundown.

 

 

Last week was busy, obviously, for Christmas. And since DH had a few days off, we also took advantage of the chance to take the boys to a plane museum which they loved! We required 1 double stroller and an umbrella stroller to get through the place, plus the Moby wrap for part of the time but it was still a lot of fun! We also went to a Gyro place. It was only our second time having a gyro ever (we need to get out more) and they were so good!

 

 

We had such a good Christmas with all our family members. It was spread out well too as we had a Christmas party for church and then my extended family party on Sun the 17th, then Christmas on the 23rd with DH’s family. Christmas Eve was with my parents and siblings and then Christmas Day was with DH’s extended family. The boys were plenty well spoiled but thankfully the families all kept the toys to a minimum. I still went through their toys on the 26th and got rid of a bunch of old toys that they don’t play with as much. I think I sorted out a whole trash bag full. We got them sticker, paint, learning and coloring books, a few clothes they needed, a snack item and little organizers for their matchbox cars, and stocking stuffers. And 2 big teddy bears! They love their stuffed animals and have a ton!

 

 

So, anyway, DH was sick for the week before Christmas and then Levi caught it this week. I had managed to sleep in bed with DH coughing all over me for 2 weeks without getting sick but as soon as Levi caught it, so did I. I just hope Zane doesn’t get it. Tru had just a mild stuffy nose for a day. I hope that’s all he gets and he manages to stay well. Poor Tru has enough to deal with as it is with the fevers. They were gone for a few months but have returned. 😦 We have an appointment in a week and a half with the rheumatologist again. I have been extremely stressed about the fevers and belly pain and just at a loss as to what to do as he keeps asking me when his body is going to be better and stop hurting. I had a sobbing fit on the 23rd as he had a fever of 105.1 (medicated with tylenol and ibuprofen) and I just felt so sad for him!! I hope we get answers and he gets well and healthy again. It’s been 3 years in January since the fevers started. He’s only 4. Fevers every few weeks have been his norm as long as he can remember. 😦

 

 

It is cold here!! It’s been in the single digits at night and I have absolutely no desire to go outside. Just let me stay home and snuggle my babies and work on the sticker books with Tru and Levi. 🙂 We had snow on Christmas Eve and Day but it was just an inch or so. Then we got more last night but it’s still not much. I *really* dislike snow and cold (big shock if you’ve been following this blog for long, I’m sure. *major sarcasm*) and I am dreaming of escaping to Florida for a few days… DH is begging me to act on that impulse and take him with me. 😉

 

 

Ok…. On to the baby…. Zane is such a good baby! Guys, I’m serious, this baby doesn’t cry. He fusses, but seldom works himself into a cry. Now that he is doing so much better from the reflux, he is even more chill than before – which was already pretty darn chill. He is doing well with the Zantac just at night and I think I may be able to take him off of it in the next few weeks. No rush though. I’m glad it’s helping.

 

 

And since I’m clearly having fun playing with all sorts of fire here and will probably want to delete this post in a few days… Zane slept through the night last night. He was already not waking up until about 5:50am or even as late as 7:30am for the last week (he goes to bed around 11-11:30pm) and then going back to sleep until 9:30-10am after he ate. But this morning I woke up to him making little baby noises like he does when he wakes to eat and when I opened my eyes… it was light out! I looked at the clock and it was 8:20am! I was so surprised. (He is actually 7 weeks old today and I am late and suck at posting, so this should really be on next weeks update but I’ve just played with so much fire by posting this, so there.)

 

 

Zane likes:

  • Laying on his belly on this blue fleece blanket we have. He almost always falls asleep that way and when he fusses and nothing else will do, I lay that blanket on the floor and put him on his belly. I think maybe it is gas pain and the position helps? Who knows. I don’t question what works. 😉
  • He still likes bathtime. He smiles all throughout the process. He absolutely MUST have a boob afterwards too. Then he goes to sleep, clean and fed. It’s so adorable. 🙂 And his hair is all fuzzy and sticks up after his bath! I love it.
  • He smiles all the time! He moves his mouth like he’s trying to talk the whole time and he says “goo” now occasionally. At 5+ weeks he also did a little giggle and he tries so hard to laugh when he gets really excited. His arms start waving and that mouth is wide open. I don’t remember my other babies doing this so early. I’ll have to look back on my posts.
  • He still likes to nap on my chest but I don’t get to sit undisturbed and hold him for his naps as much as I used to. Life. But I enjoy it when I get to!! 🙂 He’s so snuggly.

 

 

 

I am about to have to move Zane into size 2 diapers already! He keeps leaking with the size 1s. And I pulled out the 3-6 and 6 month clothes yesterday because he has already outgrown all his 0-3 months clothes, and most 3 month sleepers are too short. I think the 2 piece sets still fit ok but sleepers are definitely needing bumped up already. I can’t believe how much he’s grown and how fast! Especially length. He’s tall. Which is surprising because he really doesn’t eat that much or that often. He used to chug a 4 ounce bottle when he was around 3 weeks. Now he will take an ounce or 2 at the most. And he just doesn’t nurse that frequently. I actually feel like he eats less now than he did when he was first born. But, he doesn’t poop much either. I think he’s had maybe 2 very minor blowouts in his life. It’s weird…. I guess his body just utilizes every bit of food he eats because I don’t feel like as much comes out as goes in. I even brought it up at his check up but he’s not constipated at all, so… I guess it’s all good and well. 🙂

 

 

Anyway, I am loving being a mom of 3 boys. It feels right and meant to be (because it is and it was) and I just so very thankful every day for this blessing. I feel like the addition of the 3rd baby has been easy and perfect. He fits like he’s always been here and nothing seems harder to accomplish (except showers and housecleaning but who needs that anyway!) 😉 But I mean, we still go places and do things just like always. Zane just goes along with us and makes it all even more fun. We all love him so dearly. 🙂 Tru and Levi are such good protective big brothers and they love *their* baby so much. They call him “our baby”. 🙂 Melts my heart!

 

 

Dear God, thank You for these fun and busy last few weeks. Thank You for the time we’ve spent with our families and for all the good times we’ve had together. Please watch over Zane and all of us and help us to be healthy and well. Please help Tru and heal his body from the belly pain and fevers. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

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Ok, I typed this up on 12-16-17 and am just now getting around to posting it. Ahhh, I suck at posting updates lately….

 

 

 

I don’t understand what is going on with my computer but I typed up a whole update last night and saved it. This morning, the file is there but it’s blank. So frustrating! This has happened a few times now. Not sure if it’s user error or what.

 

 

Anyway, this week has been interesting. I am finally mostly recovered from the mastitis but I still feel a little run down and tired. It took a long time for the blockage to move through, so I started taking Lecithin daily as a preventative for blocked ducts since I keep reading everywhere that Lecithin is good for that. I am so thankful that my milk supply has mostly recovered. I spent almost the entire day last Sunday on the couch with Zane and just nursed and pumped all day.

 

 

Zane and I both had check ups this week. Mine was the 4 week postpartum check up which was quick and uneventful, thankfully. Zane had his 1 month check up and he is healthy and growing like crazy! He’s gained almost 2 whole pounds in 2 weeks and is 10lbs 10oz now (Over 65th percentile), 22.25″ (77th, I think) and his head is 37.5cm (50th). I think I moved Zane into size one diapers around 3 weeks since we were running out of size newborns. He fits them well now. He has outgrown all his size newborn clothes and even some 0-3 months are getting short on him. I have put him in some 3 month sleepers and they fit great. 🙂 We are trying to drop his Zantac to just once a day at night since that’s when he has the worst issues with reflux. Ideally, I’d like to get him off of the Zantac asap but I don’t want him to be in pain like he was so I am happy with this plan. 🙂

 

 

He is still a good sleeper most nights! He usually wakes up anywhere from 3-6am for a feed. If he wakes up closer to 3 or 4, he usually nurses again between 6-8. Then he will usually sleep until 9:30-10am and be up for the morning. One morning this week he woke up around 4:45am and only dozed a bit off and on until after 10am!! That was crazy but thankfully not his normal schedule. I am so happy if he keeps up the good sleep. I need it! Especially since both Tru and Levi have been waking in the night more often than usual….

 

 

We have our little bedtime routine still which consists of me pumping while Daddy holds Zane. Sometimes I will have Daddy give him a bottle of pumped milk just to keep Zane used to the bottle and to give them that bonding time. Then I get Zane changed and in his sleep sack. I give him his Zantac and gripe water. He has trouble with being congested all the time, so every night I give him some infant nasal spray and suck out the boogers with the bulb syringe. He hates this part of our routine. Poor baby. 😦 Then I lay down with him in my bed and nurse him. He either falls asleep or is close to it and I move him to his co-sleeper. Sometimes I give him his pacifier at night but he really isn’t a fan of it, unfortunately.

 

Zane likes:

  • Bath time usually. His big brothers usually sit by the tub and hold his hands to help him feel secure. 🙂
  • Being talked to. His little face lights up in the biggest open mouthed smiles. He doesn’t smile a whole lot yet but when he does, it is vibrant and adorable!
  • He tolerates being held by his brothers.
  • We tried his playmat out for the first time and he seemed to like it!
  • We also started doing tummy time this week and he seems ok with it in small increments.

 

 

Most of the time, Zane wants to be held. And most of the time, Mommy is the only person who will do. So I spend great amounts of my days now holding Zane. Sometimes I wear him in the Moby wrap so I can get stuff done. But he oftentimes wants to nurse (another reason I wish he would take the pacifier) but he gets mad at the boob for giving him milk when he only wants to comfort nurse. So he latches and unlatches and relatches… I am very sore again from all this. Not sure what the answer is since not letting him nurse just results in him fussing…

 

Dear God, thank You for good news at Zane’s check up of him growing so well. Please continue to heal his body from the reflux so he can be comfortable and happy. Thank You for this sweet baby boy. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

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Dh thinks this coat is ridiculous. I think its adorable!

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Soft face

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These 2 look so much alike! I almost cant tell their baby pics apart.

 

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Sweet baby hand

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That bear was given to me by the hospital when I was born, over 28 years ago. And now my boys love to play with it.

Oh, how that word strikes fear and dread in my heart! Unfortunately, I came down with a bad case late Thursday night. I woke up around 2am Friday with chills that lasted until around 5am, followed by feeling super hot and sweaty. This cycle kept repeating itself through the day. I was horribly weak and in too much pain to do anything more than lay on the couch. I tried to take a shower and I got so horribly nauseous. I took some Zofran to calm that down so I could take my medicine and pain reliever. It was a blessing that I had filled my prescription for Keflex on Thursday so I was able to start taking that right away. My sister S was able to come over, thank God, because I didn’t want DH to have to call off work again but I couldn’t even lift the baby without pain and difficulty. 
By Friday morning I felt stronger and the fever was gone but I still had pain and spent another wasted day on the couch. Today, Saturday, I still have some pain and I can feel the blocked ducts in there and the milk just isn’t moving through, but I’m working on massaging it downward. 
Unfortunately, my milk supply took a huge hit, probably because I was too nauseated to drink much all day Thursday. Zane is nursing a lot the last 2 days and I hope my supply will come back up soon so he can get enough milk. I really don’t know what caused this bout of mastitis but it was definitely the most severe I’ve ever had with any of my kids. I was doing so well before this hit! Oh well, hopefully I’ll be fully mended and healthy before next weekend when all the Christmas parties start! 

Finally getting around to posting these. I hope they come through ok and are the right size….

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The night before the birth

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Not in labor yet. Getting things set up.

 

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Starting to be in pain. You can’t tell that I have monitors on my belly here. I love the telemetry monitoring since it allows the mother to get out of bed and not be stuck in one place.

 

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After hyperventilating and while getting a bag of fluid flushed through to try to slow the contractions. This was right before I got in the shower. Wish I could have stayed in there!

 

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After a dose of fentanyl. Trying to rest.

 

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DH awkwardly but sweetly comforting me. My SIL had arrived at this point and was taking pictures.

 

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Everything set up and ready to go. Why are there so many scissor like items!?!?!?! :0

 

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Right after my family arrived and right before pushing.

 

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He’s here!! Even though this picture is super unflattering, I love it.

 

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That beautiful first cry.

 

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The concept of having a third child had felt so abstract throughout the pregnancy, but once I was holding that sweet, warm, soft little person, everything fell into place.

 

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First picture of the 3 of us. Also, 3 bags of fluids in 5 hours will do unkind things to your face.

 

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Daddy’s first cuddle. 🙂

 

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Love that sweet profile.

 

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Snuggles on day 2.

 

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Bonding time with our new little boy.

 

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First bath.

 

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The hospital made us this cute little cake to celebrate.

 

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Ready to go home in the outfit that Daddy picked out for him.

 

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Waiting for the transport people to come.

 

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Levi meeting Zane.

 

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Tru meeting Zane.

 

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Our squishy little person.

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We started out week 2 with Zane throwing up bright yellow bile while we were at my Grandma’s Thanksgiving party (on a weekend, of course). I panicked a bit because I’d never seen anything so bright come out of a baby’s mouth. It looked just like breastfed baby poop. I showed my mom and she said none of her 10 kids had ever done that, so I called the on-call Pediatrician since that is what Dr Google said to do. He said that in the absence of other concerning symptoms, and because it had only happened once, to watch Zane and take him to the children’s ER if it continued over the weekend. Zane had started with a stuffy nose on Thanksgiving Day, so he’d had that and vomiting mucus for 3 days, but nothing else.

 

 

On Monday I took him to the Dr and his Pedi said that it looked like acid reflux. The stuffy nose appeared to be caused by the acid coming up in his nose and the vomiting mucus was probably irritation in his stomach. So anyway, he’s been on Zantac for a week now, twice a day. It seems to be helping quite a bit but I also give him gripe water at bedtime since it has seemed to help his gassiness and the acid reflux a bit too. Unfortunately, he still has a very stuffy nose. I was up multiple times in the night last night suctioning his nose trying to help him breathe. He’s fine during the day but at night it gets really bad. I have the head of his bed elevated but it doesn’t seem to help the congestion much. Tonight I am planning to try the cool mist humidifier by his bed.

 

 

As a side note, Zane weighed 8lbs 13oz at his check up which was at 2 weeks 2 days. So he had gained almost 11 ounces since the birth and 1lb 2oz from what he weighed before we came home from the hospital. 🙂 He is a good eater and very efficient at nursing. He doesn’t comfort nurse very much but he does like to hum while he nurses. I think it’s adorable!

 

 

So far, Zane is a happy baby. He only fusses if he is hungry or if his belly hurts, which is less often now that we have the acid reflux situation figured out. He started smiling at 2 weeks 1 day! I thought he was starting to a day or two before that, but for sure he was at 2+1. He smiled at Daddy first and at me a couple of days later. I managed to get a few pictures a few days after that. 🙂

 

 

Tru and Levi keep asking me when the baby will talk. When I took Zane to the Dr, Levi thought they were going to fix him so he could talk. Haha! Levi is always bringing the baby toys to play with and Tru is always giving him stuffed animals. They don’t get it that Zane is just too little to hold on to stuff yet. Tru and Levi are both completely obsessed with rubbing his head and holding his hands. It’s mostly ok, but sometimes I have to beg them to let me hold the baby by myself for a bit. I feel bad to push them away, I just get so tired of guarding Zane constantly. I am glad that they love him sooooo much though and as he gets bigger, I know it will be easier to let them show their love without having to worry so much. 😉

 

 

 

I am still pumping just twice a day usually. In the morning I get about 10 ounces, give or take. At night I usually get 6 or 7. I bought some chocolate syrup and Tru and Levi have been quite happy to drink chocolate milk almost every day. 😉 Because of cold and flu seasson, I’d love to continue this all winter! DH still thinks it’s super gross, and maybe it is, I don’t know. But I know it’s good for them, so….

 

 

 

As far as I feel postpartum, I feel really normal, just more tired than usual. 😉 I’ve lost almost 20 pounds which is nearly half since I gained 41 pounds. I hope the rest of the weight melts off quickly. The downside is, I still have a horrible headache every single day. It starts soon after I get up every morning and lasts until after I go to bed every night. I take ibuprofen for it but it doesn’t do much. I thought maybe it was a spinal headache from the epidural since I had one after I had Tru, but usually that goes away after 14 days and this is still going strong 23 days PP. So, I’m thinking maybe hormones? I don’t know, but it sure is annoying! Aside from that, the eczema on my face has flared up really bad. I had hoped it would calm down after the pregnancy since it had flared up a bit in the beginning of the pregnancy and got worse towards the end. But it actually got even worse after I delivered. I am fairly confident that it will calm down once the hormones settle, it just sucks that I have red flakey patches everywhere and don’t look too great in unedited pictures. Haha.

 

 

 

Zane is still getting up twice a night to nurse. If his nose isn’t too stuffy, he sleeps really well. He’s even had 2 nights that he only woke up once! That was amazing! He does like to stay up sometimes for an hour or two when he wakes up around 5 or 6 am. Which is keeping with the same thing he did in utero. He would oftentimes have a kicking and hiccuping party at that same time while I was pregnant. So neat how he still has the same schedule! I am averaging 5-7 hours of sleep a night myself, which is fantastic for this early on!! I could always use even more sleep but I am super happy right now. I’ve had a few days when all 3 boys were napping and I managed to squeeze in a quick nap myself. I was pretty stoked about that. 😉

 

 

 

DH had 3 weeks off work and he is officially back at work as of today. All of last week he was deer hunting, so he wasn’t really here at all. Up and gone by 5:30am most days and home around 6:15pm. So it was like he only had 2 weeks off but it was still great that we had that much time to enjoy our new baby together and have DH here to entertain Tru and Levi so they didn’t feel so neglected while I took care of the baby. We are in a pretty good routine now also, which is so nice with little ones.

 

 

 

Zane is 3 weeks 2 days old today but it feels like he’s been on the outside world longer than that. He fits right into our family and it just feels so right that we have 3 little boys. 🙂 I am still so happy and surprised with the way our family has grown. I always wanted my kids to be close in age but I thought after infertility, that would be impossible. And it certainly wasn’t anything I had control over but God knew what was best for us and He has grown our family just so perfectly! I couldn’t have imagined a more wonderful family than what He has given me. I am so thankful!

 

Dear God, thank You for Your care and blessings on us. Please continue to help Zane to feel better from the acid reflux and to be healthy and happy. Thank You for blessing us with this time together as a family and I pray that we will continue to bond and enjoy our time together and to stay healthy this winter. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Sorry for the picture of a picture. I wanted to include this but didn’t have time to upload it right now.

Ok, Zane is 3 weeks old tomorrow but I’m just now getting this update posted that I wrote last week. I need to work on another post but I’m having too much fun just enjoying my *free time* snuggling my boys and even having a nap on the rare occasion. 😉

 

 

You guys, I’m not trying to brag, because we all know how that works out… But seriously, this little baby is so good. I mean, all babies are good, obviously. But this little guy is so calm and chilled out. I am not kidding when I say that he almost never ever cries. He does this little whimper thing when he needs something and that’s about it. He will eventually work himself into a cry, but it takes a long time. Like more than 5 minutes, unless he is in pain. I am so thankful he has been a happy baby so far and just keep hoping that he keeps being so happy and easy. It helps too that DH is off work for 3 weeks, so I can focus on baby care, and Zane seldom has to wait to have his needs met.

 

 

Because of the situation with our extremely helpful and gentle, but still just a 4 year old, and our extremely curious and not-so-gentle 2.5 year old, we almost never put Zane down during the day. For his safety, we have to… no, we GET to, hold him all day, everyday. I think this is wonderful as it is the first time that I have had so many guilt free newborn snuggles. With both Tru and Levi, I had that constant nagging thought “I should put him down while he is so happy and get stuff done.” With Zane, there is none of that. And it’s awesome!

 

 

One little issue Zane does have is frequent belly pain. I think he also has acid reflux as he spits up quite often and gets choked on spit up and it’s obvious that it is causing him pain. I have the head of his bed propped up ever so slighty like I did for Levi. I think it helps a bit. I’m sure he will outgrow it soon.

 

 

Ever since Zane was born, he wakes up to eat around 2:30-3:30am, depending on if we go to bed at 11 or midnight (we are night owls) and again around 5:30-6:30am. Then he usually sleeps until 9:30-10am. I am stoked at this schedule and I hope he stays on it! It works out great for me right now because if I am tired when Tru and Levi get up (around 8-9), DH has been able to keep them quiet while I sleep until Zane gets up. Then DH usually changes him while I pump, and then I nurse Zane.

 

 

I am currently just pumping twice a day, morning and night. Occasionally I will throw in a third pumping in the afternoon or evening if I feel too full, but the engorgement is over now. Zane is great at nursing but he does have a small mouth which results in a shallow latch sometimes. (But let’s be real, that’s quite a mouthful for a little guy) He also has a high palate and was clicking his tongue constantly while nursing for the first few days. It hurt so bad! I ended up with blisters on my nipple and had to use a nipple shield for a few days, but he wasn’t able to remove as much milk with the shield on, so I stopped using it and that ended up being fine. 🙂 I do have the over-active let-down this time again, so he chokes and gags on the milk at times (and that probably causes a lot of his belly pain), but it eventually calmed down with the other kids so I’m sure it will this time too. DH has given him the bottle with pumped milk a couple time. Zane took the bottle with no hesitation and DH was happy for the bonding time too, so that has been nice.

 

 

I had hand expressed quite a bit of colostrum during the last few weeks of pregnancy. I had frozen it in syringes in case Zane ended up having bad jaundice like Levi did. I gave him a few ml while we were in the hospital, but my milk came in less than 48 hours after birth, so I didn’t need much of the expressed colostrum. Levi ended up really wanting to try breastmillk (yeah, I know), so I gave it to him. DH was super grossed out but I reminded him that Levi only weaned back in Feb, so it wasn’t even that long ago. And maybe it will help his immune system… who knows?

 
Other odds and ends:

  • Zane lost his cord at 8 days old, on his due date. 🙂
  • One of my two stitches fell out at 7 days post partum. That other stitch is still hanging in tight now at 13 days PP. Can’t wait till it falls out because stitches itch! But I’m so glad I didn’t end up with numerous stitches like I did last time. UGH!
  • Zane has a bit of a blocked tear duct in his right eye. All of my babies have had this and so did DH, which makes me wonder if maybe it’s hereditary?? Anyway, it has days where it is more clear than others so I hope it doesn’t get as bad as Truett’s was. Levi’s cleared up fairly quickly if I remember right.
  • He still gets hiccups on the same schedule he had them in utero. Every morning and every night when we go to bed and usually at least once throughout the day. And how this poor baby hates the hiccups! I usually give him the pacifier because it helps them go away faster and keeps him from spitting up from the hiccups.
  • He will really only take the pacifier at night and only until he falls asleep, then he spits it out. He does suck on his thumb frequently though, which is absolutely adorable!! 🙂

 

 

 

Our routine at night has been: pump, nurse Zane to top him off, change his diaper and put him in his sleep sack, then lay him on my bed while I get ready for bed. Then when I’m ready, I move him to his bed and turn off the light. He usually falls asleep either while I am getting ready or right after I move him to his bed. I absolutely love the co-sleeper (it’s the Arms Reach brand) and being able to hear him breathing right next to me, but in his own space.

 

 
You may remember that during my pregnancy, Levi was the one who always wanted to “kiss my baby” almost every day, and loved to talk about the baby constantly. He was always talking about how he would “smuggle” the baby and help me take care of him. While Levi does like to hold Zane and will gladly bring me diapers and wipes and likes to watch me change him and bathe him, I have been surprised that Truett is actually the one who has stepped easily into the big brother role again. He had been so adamant during the pregnancy that he was not going to help with the baby and didn’t care much to talk about the baby or kiss my belly. For the last few weeks of the pregnancy, when it became more real that there was definitely a baby in there, Tru did start to get excited a bit more. But never so much as Levi was. So I’ve been surprised that Tru is always asking to hold the baby and just loves to sit next to me and hold Zane’s hand for long periods of time. He is always bringing me pillows, blankets, diapers and wipes and burp towels… He loves to be involved in picking out the baby’s outfits. It’s so cute! Both Tru and Levi are constantly aware of Zane and if he is in another room, they always ask where he is and fret when we leave the house that we won’t bring their baby back. Zane is so blessed to have big brothers who love him so dearly and are so protective and attentive to his needs. (Even though we do have a few incidents of passive aggression from Levi. 😉 )

 

 

Ok, I have to end this here even though there is so much to say!

 

 

 

Dear God, thank You for a blessed and beautiful week with our precious new baby boy. Thank You for faithfully seeing us through the pregnancy and birth. Please help Zane to continue to be healthy and for us to do a good job caring for and raising him. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 

Tru and Zane

Levi and Zane

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The obligatory blog of a newly minted stay-at-home-mom. A little humor, a little insight and more spit up than I anticipated.

I am boob.

Writer. Wine sipper. Cheese hoarder. Wife. Baby Wrangler. Boob.

Pro Mother

Because when we support mothers we also support their children.

I've created life. Now what?

Carrying a human is hard work--but what comes next?

Sunloverlifestyle

Making my own sunshine

A Flower That Lives On A Star

Adoption Through The Eyes Of A Birth Mother

The Almost Mom

Waiting not-so-patiently for our miracle to arrive!

Weathering Storms

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

B Jor You

Bjorlie Speaks- Life

Adventures of the Tenacious Heart

Beau's journey with a Congenital Heart Defect

The Pregnant Physicist

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

TwoBecomesThree

A pregnancy journey

jenikajayde

Life of a birth mother to twins.

brownskinnedbeauty

Just another WordPress.com site

Spencer's Little Adventures

Thoughts on life, faith, marriage and raising our Spenny Jude.

random squeaks

Years of infertility, countless doctor visits, and now a positive pregnancy test!

Fighting Infertility

A Fight Against Primary and Secondary Infertility

Amber Under Construction

He must become greater, I must become less

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