Friday, August 28, 2009

2 Week Recap

Christian is now just a little over 2 weeks old and doing great. I am of course sleep deprived, so is Matt. Adelaide is such a good big sister and in love with little man.

His birth was good. I now know that the epidural didn't work when I had Adelaide, cause this time I felt nearly nothing. I pushed for hardly no time (nowhere near the 3 hours I did with Addie). The doctor actually came in, checked me, said "Ok, it's time. I need you to push." I thought she was kidding. I started pushing, she left to deliver a baby down the hall (cause I was controllable and the other one wasn't), came back I pushed a few time, BAM!, and then she went straight to the room next door and deliver another baby.

Christian was born August 12th at 12:54pm, he was 7lbs 4oz and 20in. He had fluid in his lungs and were going to take him to the nursery for observation, I started to break down in tears (Adelaide went to the nursery for observation and ended up in NICU). Luckily, we kept putting it off and he was doing great so they let him stay with us. We were able to go home the next day.

The pediatrician wanted to check him again on Friday, just cause that's how they roll, so we made a trip there on Friday. They were worried about him having jaundice, so they stabbed his little foot for the blood test. His levels weren't horrible, but weren't great so we saw the docs again on Monday and Tuesday. Eventually they were comfortable with his levels and he is now doing good. He does have a blocked tear duct, that caused an eye infection, but we have that under control.
I am running on no sleep of course. Christian REALLY likes to be held. We are having issues with him sleeping at night not in my arms. Oh well, he is my little boy and I can have a lack of sleep for him. Matt is spending some nights on the air mattress so he can at least function a little at work. Which is fine with me, I have more space in the bed for all my night feedings and diaper changes.

My mom came down to visit from Illinois. I was so happy to see her and Adelaide fell in love with her instantly. I actually got told to go away several times. My mom was sweet enough to get the stroller and bouncer I wanted, YAY! She also brought and got the kiddos lots of cute goodies. We made a trip to the zoo to test out my awesome stroller and it was awesome :) Of course Smith luck followed my mom down here and the day before she was leaving I locked my keys in the car. Thankfully, I have the greatest friend in the world, Stephanie broke into my house for me and brought us our spare set. I hated seeing my mom go, especially since she kept Adelaide busy so I could heal up fast.

Christian had his 2 week appt on Wednesday, he is healthy and great. Big surprise!
We had a fun, small play date with Stephanie and the kids on Thursday. Adelaide really needed a little Joshua time. I think she misses all of her friends :(
That brings us to today..... Christian has been eating like crazy. Matt's co-worker told him today that Christian should go through a growth spurt soon and that may be what he is doing. It is driving me crazy. I wanted to clean today, but instead I played milk maid.
Anyways, I am done rambling.

1 comment:

  1. So glad all is going well for the Blanchards....of course with the exception of sleep deprivation :/ So glad your mom's visit went well :)