Friday, July 31, 2009
Robert's 1st time feeding his cousin
3 Beautiful Cousins all together
Julia & Bug
Another of Bug sleeping in his living room bassinet
Today my sweet little bug is 5 weeks old. *WOW* 5 weeks since my life long dream of having a child has come true. I treasure every facial expression and every gurgle and body noise he makes. I love my bug more than anything. Here are pictures that were taken yesterday. His cousins sure do love him. Kevin and I hope to get pictures made soon of all three of us together. That is hard with Kevin's work schedule. Also hard because I would love for Bug to be awake during the photo shoot rather than asleep. Hoping we can get them taken soon. I want to thank everyone for their prayers that I know included all of us, they have helped greatly. Cody is doing a little better in the bathroom department. Still has to strain to make #2, but he is able to do it one time a day now which is better than none. However, he used to go 5 or more times a day. I am feeling okay, I have had to be hospitalized 2 times since bug was born due to my kidney issues. Do not think I ever wrote about the 2nd hospitalization, but I was transferred by ems from the hospital near my house to the one in Austin again when bug was 3 weeks old. Was in the hospital for 3 days that time. Still feeling crappy, but not so much that I need to be hospitalized. I think the hospital staff is beginning to recognize me *lol* Bug is spending the weekend at his MeMaw's house this weekend so that mommy and daddy can get the house/yard cleaned and catch up on sleep. I am still breastfeeding, but since I have been hospitalized a couple of times, Cody will not feed at the breast any longer so I have to pump and feed him in a bottle. (he only uses the breast flow bottles though) Since the pump isn't as good as a baby, I have had to start supplementing with formula now as well. I am hoping that my milk will catch up to his feeding demands shortly. However, as of now he is being fed half breast milk and half formula so that he doesn't get backed up due to change in diet. I have been doing this for about a week now and it seems to work. Pedi is happy that he is still getting breast milk and I am happy that I don't have to try and pump twice in an hour to satisfy his hunger. Anyway, that is about it for now.
at 6:21 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
As of yesterday Cody weighs ......9lb 1oz.... Can you believe that my sweet little bug is so big already???!!! Hard to believe that my little bug who weighed just 5lb 15oz at birth just 4 wks 4 days ago is so big! Makes me laugh at everyone who was "concerned" about his "low" birthweight, lol. I had to take him to his pediatrician yesterday as a followup to his Saturday night ER visit because he is having trouble having a bowel movement. He has been screaming in pain when trying to have a bowel movement. So I called the oncall nurse on Saturday morning and she told me a couple of things to do,but they did not work so she told us to take him to the children's hospital ER. We did that & they did an x-ray and saw that he was in fact "backed up" gave him a suppository and he "went". Hoping that things get better soon.
at 8:49 AM
Friday, July 24, 2009
Has it really been 4 weeks since my little Bug arrived? He is absolutely amazing and I am in love with him. Will post more later, just do not have time now. Here are some pictures of him today. Also, 2 pics of his first "professional" pictures that were taken when he was 2 wks 5 days old. I cannot scan them in because I cannot find my disc for my printer,so maybe later.
at 5:13 PM
Friday, July 17, 2009
Hard to believe that our sweet little bug has been here for 3 weeks already!! He is getting so big already (at least to me he is) He is sleeping better now and that is great because I couldn't get anything done around the house before because I had to hold him constantly. (no, I am not going to just let him cry) He is eating a lot more these days as well. He was only eating 2-2.5 oz every 3 hours and is now eating 2.5-3.5 oz every 3 hours. So my little bug is growing. He will take the breast every so often, but usually I just have to pump and feed him in a bottle. I am hoping that eventually we will get back to breast feeding and no bottle. Keeping my fingers crossed. He is absolutely amazing and I am very proud to be his mom. I am hoping that we (Kevin , Cody and I) can have pictures made all together soon. Easier said than done with Kevin's work schedule, Cody's sleep schedule and my date with a breast pump constantly, but we will eventually. These pictures were taken this morning
at 8:31 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
My Dad and Cody (the day he came home from the hospital)
My Stepdad Mike & Cody
Kevin's Mom Shirley & Cody (still in the hospital)
Cody (still in the hospital)
Cody (still in the hospital)
Just a few pictures that haven't been posted yet. We had his pictures made yesterday at Walmart. I am picking them up on 7/23. They turned out well. Will scan them in once I get them.
at 8:32 AM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Today, 2 Weeks Old
June 26th- Birthday
Hard to believe it has already been 2 weeks since Cody was born. Other than my wonderful (sarcastic) hospital stay it has been the best 2 weeks of my life. You have changed so much already my sweet bug. Mommy & Daddy love you so much and treasure every moment we have with you. You are more precious than we could have ever imagined.
at 8:07 AM
Thursday, July 9, 2009
It is amazing just how much I love this little boy. My heart is completely and totally full of love for him. I can sit and watch him for hours and just sit and smile. People say that he is lucky to have me and Kevin as his parents. I disagree, I believe that we are the lucky ones to be able to be his parents. I know that God chose him specifically for us. I just hope that we can be the kind of parents that he deserves. I hope that we will always be fair and be able to give him all that he needs and most of what he wants. I am just happy being a mom. To me there is not anything better in the world than being a mom. Even when I am stumbling around in the dark half asleep and dead on my feet to feed and change him, I am loving it. When I look at this perfect little boy my heart melts and I thank God that he is mine. After many, many years of praying, wishing, dreaming and to be quite honest, begging to be a mom, I finally am. What a feeling it is.
at 4:37 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
1st Swing Ride
Another 1st Swing Ride
The Many Faces Of Cody x 3
Cody had his 1st swing ride yesterday evening and seemed to enjoy it. He looked like a big boy sitting in the swing and seemed pretty comfortable in it as well. The other pictures were after his bath on his changing table. He makes such funny faces all the time. It is hard to catch them though. He makes an old man face where he wrinkles up his forehead and perches his lips that I love. He also grins a lot and I love that most of all. He had his first appt with his pediatrician yesterday and weighs 6lb 4oz now. All is well with his health and she is happy with his weight gain. I have to say that when they stuck his heel for the "diseases check" or whatever it is called, he screamed and mommy cried right along with him. It was very hard to watch and I hated every second of it. Unfortunately his missed his original appointment because mommy was in the hospital. Also, do not remember if I ever posted this so will do it now. I was concerned that Cody would have withdrawal symptoms from some of the medications I had to be on when pregnant- the good news is that Cody never had any withdrawal symptoms at all. Never showed a sign in the hospital or out of the hospital. So, we are all very happy about that :O) I am starting to feel a bit better now and am really happy about that. Cody is keeping mommy up most of the night so I have to try to sleep some during the day. That is hard when I have to pump every 3 hours and feed him every 3 hours as well. I have to stagger this so that I always have milk available when he is hungry since he is anti breast still. It is still so hard to believe that our little miracle is here! After so many years of dreaming and the disapointments over that time... Let's just say that I have to look at Cody many times a day to actually believe he is really here. We are just so happy to finally have him in our lives. Everyone always said that we would have a child when the "time was right" I disliked that expression a lot because we thought the time was right years ago. However, I have to admit that Cody was worth the wait. Kevin and I will never take Cody for granted, we know just how special he is and how hard it was waiting all of these years. We sure do love our sweet little bug!
at 8:21 AM