Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jae Beth is 1 month old!!

Jae Beth was 1 month old this week! We are still so raw at parenting--we take things day by day--and sometimes I have to take things hour by hour. Taking care of a newborn is hard! Well this week was fun! She had such an eventful week too! Jae started sleep 5 and 5.5 hours last Saturday!!! Maybe this will continue?!? Jae smiled at me on Monday morning!! Two of my friends from college came over with their little girls. Berkely is 10 weeks, Brenley is 6 weeks, and Jae Beth is 4 weeks old. We tried to get a few pictures of them all together--but my daughter was trying to eat Brenely and Berkley wasn't having anything to do with it. It was so funny to watch!! We had such a good afternoon together! Also Jae got a visit from her Great Grandmother and Great Granddad. They are SO good with babies. Jae also had her 1 month check up yesterday. She weighed in at 11lbs even and 22 3/4 inches long. She is in the 90% for weight and 95% for length. Our pedi told us yesterday that they do not think she needs to be out of the house until 2.5 or 3 months old. I even asked if I could just cover her to go to target or better yet the mall. He said that he doesn't think it's the season to do this--and for sure not to take her to church. He said it's the season for bronchitis and rsv-I told him I knew--I sell a respiratory drug! I sighed and said ok. It's better to protect her the best I can at the moment--that's our job. Anyway-it has been a fun week--but we are really excited for the weekend because Jae Beth FINALLY gets to meet her Aunt Nessie!!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday to the two best guys I know--my husband and my brother!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1----2----3 weeks old!!!!

Week 1
-Came home from the hospital on Sunday.
-Ended up going back to the doctor on Monday-due to no wet diapers--while at the doc my milk came in! But she lost 9% of her birth weight and we had to go back Wednesday to get her weight checked--she had successfully gained 6oz in 1 day!
-My mom,sisters, and bro stayed with us all week to help--which was MUCH needed!!
-We celebrated New Years with our baby girl
Week 2
-Bev (Dan's mom) came to stay with us--which was MUCH needed!! She even cleaned out our fridge and did some organizing and cleaning!!!
-Jae Beth had her 2 week check up--where she weighed in at 9lbs 7oz and 21 3/4 inches long. 90% for height and 75% for weight. This was also the appointment we discovered Jae Beth had stridor. Our doctor heard her nursing and she said "does she always sounds like that" we say "yep". She advised we go to a specialist to get her checked.
-We got out in the car with Jae for a couple of outings--never actually getting out of the car---but just driving around was nice!
-Dan had to go back to work mid week. ;)
-Her cord came off--in my friends lap--haha!!
-Jae got her social security card--she's now legit! I could have told the gov she was LEGIT before--trust me!!
-Our friends Kristen and Daniel came over to say hi--where they kept their adorable little girl Emily in jail (in her stroller) just to make sure little Jae didn't get any unwanted germs.
-Pace and Sarah came over to see Jae and we were able to say happy birthday to Pace--but we still have yet to give him his present!
Week 3
-Jae Beth and I ventured out on Tuesday morning to the ENT--I had to hold her down for a nasal scope--where they told us she would need surgery (which is where they will do a bronch scope and she will have to be put under)
-Wednesday morning at 8am we went to Children's Dallas to meet with an anesthesiologist and had her per-op exam.
-After this I made a 2nd opinion appt with another ENT in the area.
-This was over all a rough week---except that my sister Jill came over a couple of times to relieve me for a few moments so that I could pop in a load of laundry/take a shower/ and one day I even took a nap! Woo Hoo!!
-Jae Beth had her first bath!!
-The week ended well since my mom took off half a day on Friday ---and came to stay with us through Sunday Morning. Dan and I even had our first date since Jae Beth came into our lives. Thanks Mom!!!!

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3