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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.

11 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Oh so sweet! My favorite is Hayden snuggled up against mom. O.k., I have two favorites: the other is with dad!

Our boys made sure to keep us in suspense re. bodily functions. Just when I thought I knew their "schedule", they changed it.

I'm sure you'll all have a really special Thanksgiving this year with your precious boy!

Best.
Bonnie

Rachel said...

He is adorable, I love him snoozing at the pumpkin patch.

That is great your mom gave her a break, take her up on it whenever she is willing.

As far as poop, my kids were complete opposites. One pooped what seemed like 12 times a day, the other every other day. I watched a kid occasionally who only went once a week. It was very strange but the docs said all the various schedules were normal. As they get older I think it evens out more.

You seem so happy, and I am happy for you.

Virginia said...

Star of Mommy's Blog bib = fabulous!!

No idea about the pooping... fun stuff, isn't it? Talking about poop! Ah... My little guy used to throw up EVERY TIME he pooped. For about a year--he'd scrunch up somewhere, puke, then a few minutes later...poop. Fun times.

Anonymous said...

I was so freaked out when my baby went from 4 or 5 huge and explosive poos a day to no poos for almost 2 weeks! I took her to the doctor twice during those two weeks and the doctor just kept reassuring me that my baby would eventually poop. Sure enough on day 12 she filled her diaper (and the crib). After that she would go for about a week, but the doctor said that as long as she wasn't uncomfortable that she was okay. Now she is 7 months and she's a regular pooper!
Lauren

sapphireblue said...

He is so adorable. I'm in love!

Memória said...

My heart dropped, and my tear ducts started warming up when I read about the lump on the back of his head. I'm so glad that it wasn't anything serious! I'm okay now. I am also happy to see in the comment section that the delayed pooping appears to be something normal. Whew!! I love that little guy! I can't wait to see him again.

I'm so happy for you, Sam, and your mom haha :).

Kristi said...

I love the picture of Hayden snuggling on you. At costco, eh?

No advice on the pooping, E was fairly regular until we were potty-training, that was a stressful time.

I'm so happy for you. Babies in the pumpkin patch are great!

Love you!

Hi, I'm Janet said...

Am praying for his kidneys to be healed and functioning normally. So pleased the lump was nothing. we had the same thing with our long-awaited daughter, freaks you out doesn't it... and she used to poo once a week, which our dr said was normal as there isn't much bad stuff in breastmilk, but then my son used to poo 4 times a day on the same diet... go figure!

Hi, I'm Janet said...

Am praying for his kidneys to be healed and functioning normally. So pleased the lump was nothing. we had the same thing with our long-awaited daughter, freaks you out doesn't it... and she used to poo once a week, which our dr said was normal as there isn't much bad stuff in breastmilk, but then my son used to poo 4 times a day on the same diet... go figure!

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He is such an angel. So adorable.

Rocco said...

Speaking from experience I can tell you that these moments of wet diapers and long nights will go by so quickly that you will wonder if it was real. Cherish every moment and record every event…and of course when they become adults you can drag out the memory book when they start to complain about their own children. LOL