Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Comparison

I have been looking for Joshua's Immunization Card for about three weeks now and I finally found it today. He doesn't have any immunications coming up but I was curious for the sake of comparing how Abby is doing compared to her big brother.

Birth - 6 lbs 13 ozs
5 days - 6lbs 7 ozs
1 week, 5 days - 7 lbs
2 weeks, 5 days - 7 lbs 6 ozs
3 weeks 5 days - 7 lbs 15 oz

Birth - 7 lbs 3 oz
4 days - 6 lbs 14.5 oz
1 week, 4 days - 7 lbs 6.5 oz
2 weeks, 3 days - 8 lbs (at doctors office)
3 weeks 4 days - 8lbs 9.5 ozs

I think a common concern with most breast feeding mothers, including myself, is how much baby is actually getting and are they growing at a good rate. Looking at both of there numbers I don't think I have any cause for concern. I am shocked that Abigail is already weighing so much more than her big brother. She does have a touch of jaundice, but her brothers was worse so I suppose she is able to stay awake better to feed than he was so that is contributing to her extra growth!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sibling Love!

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Bath

We gave Abigail her first bath at home, like her brother, she wasn't a huge fan of it but we all survived.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Meet Miss Abigail

Our beautiful baby girl Abigail Megan made her grand entrance into the world on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM after just under three hours of labour. She weighed 7lbs 3 oz and is 19 3/4 inches long. She is doing wonderfully and seems to be a pretty content baby on the whole (minus having us up until 3:00 am last night). Joshua loves his little sister to pieces and wants to hold her all of the time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mighty Machines!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where is Baby Girl

Still no progress on the baby front, I am quite uncomfortable now and really ready to just see this baby and hold her in my arms. This has been a very stressful pregnancy because of the SUA and I have to pay very close attention to how often she is moving, plus I have been monitored very closely with many ultrasounds and Non-Stress Tests. My doctor has been great and I am so happy that I was able to get in with him, I know that both of us are in very good hands with him. She has given us a few scares which, thankfully, have all turned out fine but really I just need to know she is ok now.

Two appointments ago my OB said we would be discussing induction for around 39 weeks, and at my last appointment we set the tentative date but said I could very well go into labour before then. That tentative date is Friday, my next appointment is tomorrow morning and still no baby, I highly doubt she is coming on her own. Fingers crossed that we can still proceed with the induction on Friday, but there is a full moon so who knows I could end up getting bumbed until next week. It almost seems to perfect to have her come on Friday because this would mean that Chris would only have to miss one day of school and then we would have the long weekend together before he had to go back to class. Chris has been working hard to stay ahead of schedule but he is still only allowed to miss a certain number of hours before getting kicked out of the program, I am sure they would make a special allowance because of the circumstances but neither of us want to take that chance.

So for now we continue to wait and hope that things work out for Friday!

Important Work

Joshua and I were sitting at the kitchen table this morning and he was playing with some play doh that I had made him. I asked him a question and his response was "I busy Mommy". He is starting to come out with the most interesting comments, there seems to be a new one everyday. Another favourite is everyone morning when he wakes up I go into his room and he very proudly announces "Mommy, I wake up!".


Joshua has quite the imagination blooming. His favourite thing right now is two stuffed bunnies, one is white and the other is a four foot Bugs Bunny. Everyday Joshua announces that Bunny needs a nap, and rushes him upstairs, puts him to bed says good night and shuts the door. Moments after he gets back downstairs he announces "oh no, Bunny crying" and he runs up stairs to tend to him. Again he comes back downstairs and says "oh, Bunny wake up now" and runs up stairs to get him and bring him back downstairs. The entire process is quite entertaining and both Chris and I very curious to see how is he going to react to his baby sister being home.

First visit to the Dentist

Joshua had his first visit to the Dentist last wee. I took him to the dental office that my friend Adrianna works at so that he would see a familiar face. I got a bit nervous when he got the exam chair and wouldn't lie down but a show on Treehouse quickly changed his mind!! Once he was lying down, getting him to flash his pearly whites was a whole other story. He kept his mouth shut tight while biting the mirror. The dentist was great and encouraged him to open his mouth. She eventually got him to open his mouth so she could actually look inside. He has all of the teeth that he should have for his age, and shouldn't get anymore until he is 5 or 6 (I can't think that far ahead with out getting emotional), and all of his teeth look great.

And here is the big guy show off his reward for being such a great patient, a new tooth brush a dental floss!