Sunday, November 20, 2011

2 Months Old

This is a little late because Hayden is going to be 3 months old already but it's too cute not to share. Besides it gives me the opportunity to tell you about how well he slept last night. My mom put him to bed about 9pm. I woke him up at midnight to change his clothes and diaper. He ate then went back to sleep from 12:30- 5:30. Woke at 7:30 until 8:30, then fell asleep again til 11:15. That's the most sleep I've gotten since before he was born and I feel awesome!

I've pretty much given up on breast feeding but yesterday when I got out of the shower, Hayden was crying and hungry. He was nuzzling against my breast so I offered it to him and he took it, without hesitation! He fed for about 5 minutes then started fussing because he wasn't getting it fast enough, but it's progress.

This year I'm giving thanks a little early. I hope you all have a great week.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Hayden Update

It's been awhile since I last blogged. Motherhood is hard and exhausting! Of course it's rewarding and well worth the effort but it's still hard. Why didn't anyone tell me?! haha!

Hayden is now 10 1/2 weeks. I took his two month picture I just haven't uploaded it to the computer yet. He is wonderful and growing like a weed. We found lump on the back of his neck (which turned out to be a lymphnode and nothing to worry about) last week. At the doctor on Friday he weighed 12 pounds 8 ounces, which is not quite double his birth weight. We now have a schedule and pretty much stick to it daily. It consists of eating, spitting up, eating, sleeping, cooing, eating, spitting up, sleeping, eating. Repeat.

He is not sleeping through the night but he sleeps for a 4-5 hour stretch then eats and goes right back to sleep for another three hours. Of course I'd love 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep but I'll take what I can get :-) I thought for awhile there he had reflux but the vomiting stopped. He spits up frequently but nothing extreme, except for this morning. This morning he threw up all over himself and me. I was soaked he had curdled milk in his eye lashes. It was gross!

Hayden went to the urologist for a follow up appointment for his enlarged kidneys. They're still enlarged and fluid filled but they're not any bigger than before so the doctor said she'd check them again in three months.

We made it to the pumpkin patch this year. Hayden was not impressed but we had a good time. Taking my son to pick pumpkins has been something I've looked forward to for years. This year we were able to do that. Of course all he wanted to do was sleep and eat but that's okay, we got some great pictures. We didn't get Hayden a costume but my mom brought over Aaron's pumpkin costume that he wore 16 years ago. It was a little big but he was pretty cute.

On Thursday night (10 weeks old) my mom came over and stayed the night. She took care of him while we slept. Its the first time without him and I cried. I missed him in our bed with us but I did get some sleep. Thank God and my mom! The following morning my mom looked like a zombie. Her eyes were half shut and she was exhausted while feeding him. He was wide eyed and cooing. haha! She offered to do it again I'll need to give her a break so she doesn't change her mind.

Let's talk poop for a moment. H usually poops several times a day- like almost every time he eats. But starting the day before Halloween that changed drastically and now he's going every 3 days. That's just strange to me. We asked the pedi about it at his 2 month check up and he said his stomach is becoming more efficient and he's using up all the good stuff in the milk and peeing out the rest. Okay, but where is all the poo? The doc said he wasn't constipated, there just wasn't any waste to poo out. But when he had his ultrasound for his kidneys the tech commented on how full his bowels were and that was after he had just pooed. So why isn't he pooping regularly? Any thoughts on this?

Not sure if Ill update again before Thanksgiving but I hope you all have a fantastic holiday. Lord knows we have much to be thankful for this year.