Wednesday, April 29, 2009

1 week

Our little Grant is 1 week old today :( David and I are crushed about this. I just want to keep him small and cuddly. I can't believe how much I love this little guy, he has been such a blessing to us. His bilirubin levels are continuing to go down and hopefully tomorrow will be the last day of the blanket!!!

*He LOVES his hands and always wants them right by his mouth (we had an ultrasound at 40 weeks and he was just licking and licking his fingers...I guess some things don't change)
*He HATES getting his diaper changed...we're hoping to get him potty trained by 6 months:)
*He has a death grip, our doctor mentioned that he was really strong
*Having his foot pricked for blood doesn't even phase him anymore, he doesn't even whimper....I guess I shouldn't brag about that, it's really sad that he's been poked like 7-8 times
*David and I llloooovvveee it when he stretchs, his tiny little legs and arms kind of shake and his forehead gets all scrunched up. So cute!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

glow little glow worm....

Notice the resemblance??? No Grant is not a glow worm and no he is not getting ready for summer by working on his tan! He has pretty high levels of bilirubin so he's lucky enough to be strapped to this bili blanket 24/7...let's just say there is a lot of TV watching and hanging around the house these days!
The light was so bright David had to wear shades :)

Happy in Grandma's arms

Friday, April 24, 2009

Greetings from home!

I know I know we're posting like a million pictures of Grant but when family lives so far away we are grateful for blogs! So for your viewing pleasure here he is!

Grant perfecting his guitar skills that he learned from grandpa and daddy.

Typical men at work

No more pictures please!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grant - Day 2

melt my heart

I was just talking to Grant telling him how I threw up with a lot of the meds and that I needed some help with bringing him into this world, I said "it's okay because you're worth it" and he gave me the cutest little smile. I said it again and he smiled again. Aw. So sweet!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Grant Forrest Luke

Wow, where to begin. First of all, this is David posting since mommy is getting some MUCH deserved sleep right now. She was a major trooper today all the way to the end. The day started at around 6:30 this morning and continued until 6:24pm when little Grant finally decided he was ok with coming out. Actually, it wasn't so much him deciding as it was him getting yanked out. The labor was going pretty smooth for most of the day, but hit some speedbumps towards the end. When the little guy was born he was having a hard time transitioning - his breathing was a little labored and it took him a while to get the hang of it. They took him away right away and we didn't get to see him for nearly an hour - longer for Jodee as she couldn't get out of bed. He came out transverse "sideways" so Jodee needed a little extra help. He went to the NICU, and when I had made sure that mommy was going to be ok I got to go see him. He got the hang of his breathing and is doing great now. Grant weighs 7 lbs even, and is 19 3/4 inches long...a little longer and heavier than we thought he would be.

First impressions - wow, easier than I thought it would be, harder than I thought it would be, easily the most exciting moment of my life. I am soooo proud of little Jodee and how strong she was. I honestly didn't know how well she would do - I didn't think she'd be too much of a wuss - but she blew me away. There was another lady down the hall that was screaming at every little thing - but Jodee never did - she just breathed her way through everything and did fantastic. I have a newfound respect for all mothers now. Holding your own newborn baby for the first time is indescribable - as I'm sure those of you that have had this experience can attest. So completely overwhelming - but so completely amazing. It still doesn't seem real yet, but as I look across the hospital room right now there's a little bundle inside a blanket that's moving his feet up and down - so it must be real.

First thoughts at who he looks like? Overall - right away I thought he looked more like me - definitely my nose - but beyond that the jury is still out. I think he has Jodee's chin and ears which I love. He has a little bit of light brown hair - not the copper color I was born with - probably closer to what Jodee was born with. I think he's adorable and cute as can be, but I am and will always be extremely biased.

There's plenty more to write but I wanted to get this out there before the day was over. Thanks to all of you for any help and support you've provided.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

it's go time!

I had an ultrasound this afternoon and the fluid levels were normal but close to low so my doctor figured there was no point in waiting around so....I'm being induced at 5. Yes I realize that is in like an hour and what am I doing? Blogging? What's wrong with this picture??? I guess I needed to keep my mind busy or something! Anyway since I'm hardly dialated they will start me on a pill and then start pitocin tomorrow so depending on how fast everything goes I could have a baby tomorrow or Thursday. YIKES!!!!!! Any suggestions on how to keep myself entertained in the hospital??? My mind is running like a million miles an hour right now, it's a good thing I did all my dishes and laundry today! It's just SO crazy how fast of a decision everything was and how real it is starting to feel! Anyway wish us luck...I'm sure we'll need it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

what's the problem?

Well I can already tell this little boy may not be very obedient because I keep reassuring him that his room is ready, carpets cleaned, and the hospital bag by the bed but nnnooooo he likes to just chill and do things on his own time. Yes I realize that I'm not even past my due date but still is there really a difference in days when you are this huge? Anyway for the meantime I suppose we'll just keep going on walks and reading books!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

oh ye of little knowledge

The other morning I woke up and told David how exciting it will be to not have to get up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom. We just looked at each other and realized that maybe the 2 minute bathroom trip might be easier than the bazillion wake-up calls we'll be experiencing soon! A girl can dream right?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

newest member of the family

Meet BOB, he was born March 31 5:30 pm at REI in Brookfield. Weighing in at 22 lbs and 40.6 inches long. He has already brought us so much joy and we can't picture our lives without him. Who do you think he looks like?