Saturday, June 27, 2009

First play date and 1 month

One month old pic


Jade is now one month old! I can't believe how fast that went. We already miss how small she was. She is growing too fast and is starting to put on some weight. Her double chin is getting bigger. She is starting to loose her hair right on the top of her head. If it gets worse she is going to look like a monk. haha but I don't think it will get that bad. I keep telling her to hold on to it for just one more week because she has lots of family and friends that she is going to meet next week in Utah. That's right we will be in Utah next weekend for Dan's little sister Lisa's wedding. We are excited that everyone can meet baby Jade. She still smiles all the time and she loves to lay on her play mat. She doesn't love the swing but I'm trying to get her to like it. Last night she slept 6.5 hours without waking. She has her good nights and has the bad ones too.

Jade's friend Macy was born 6 days after her and they got together this week to have a play date. They both just slept the whole time right next to each other. It was so cute. It's amazing how all little babies seem to make similar faces and little noises. They are going to be great friends.


Well everyone in Utah we look forward to seeing you next weekend!!




BFF


She sleeps with her mouth wide open just like daddy!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jade week 2


My mom wanted to see more photos so here they are! This was her first bath time she didn't like it too much.

Of course dan had to do the lion king









Thursday, June 4, 2009

BABY JADE IS HERE!!




May 28 4:10 am




6 lbs 13 oz




18.5 inches long








The labor went pretty great. I was doing a slow induction with cirvidil which is a 12 hour dose that softens the cervix. So the plan was to get the meds on and sleep through the night and get another dose and then start pitocin the next day. Well it went much quicker. The cirvidil was put on at 2pm and I was still on 1cm 60% and by 8 I was getting contractions that hurt but it was still manageable. By 10 pm we wanted to try to sleep. It wasn't bad enough to get an epidural so the nurse put meds in my IV that made me tired. 2 hours later I woke up in major pain. She checked me and I was only 2cm 80%. I got the epidural and rested some more. Two hours later of kinda sleep I started feeling pain again. I kept thinking that it was weird that the epidural was already wearing off. So I paged the nurse and she came in to check me. She said,"well your a 10 and the baby's head is right here!!" We were shocked. I went from a 2 to a 10 in 2 hour. I made Dan call my mom and tell her to hurry. My water still hadn't broke yet so when the nurse had me start practice pushes she could see the head coming out in the water bag. She is not allowed to break it but she kept trying all her tricks to get it to break but none worked. The doc and my mom showed up and she broke my water and out came baby Jade 2 pushes later. the only thing that was keeping her in was the water bag. Overall I wouldn't say it was super easy but I know I was lucky with such an easy labor.



Jade is 1 week old today! She is doing great. The first couple of days were rough until my milk came in. She would be starving all night long and all she would want to do was eat but I don't think I had enough for her. One morning after all night of screaming and eating we gave her a bottle of formula and she was a happy little girl. We felt so bad cause it was like we were starving her. But now it's much better. I still have to wake her up to eat every 2 hours until she goes back to her birth weight. When we left the hospital she weighed 6lbs 3 oz. We had to make lots of trips to the doctors and the lab to test her bilirubin levels. We were only one level away from checking back into the hospital. I'm so happy that it has started going down.




She loves to have her little legs crossed at the ankles. I remember on a couple of the ultrasounds she had her legs like that also. She is ALWAYS cooing and making noises. All night she sings to herself. It's super cute but at the same time I always think that she is awake and check and nope she's still asleep just humming to herself. She requires at least 2 diapers per changing time. I'm not kidding. Every time she goes I wait a long time just to make sure she's finished and I change her a sure enough 1 min later she goes again. I'm getting better at catching her pee in the old diaper before I put on the new one because she does that every time too. She always gets the hiccups right when she's all wrapped up half asleep in the middle of the night and it wakes her right back up. Her favorite time of the day is when daddy comes home and then she hangs out with him the rest of the night. Dan begs me to pump a bottle so that he can get up with her at least once in the night. One thing that nobody told me was that breastfeeding literally is your life. I feel like it's all that I do. But I'm loving every minute of everything. We are the happiest we have ever been and we love her soo much!







this video is kinda lame but it's the shortest one we have








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