Apr 26, 2012

6 week Milestones & Heading to a Cardiologist

6 week Milestones and Heading to a Cardiologist

So Tate is over a month now already, we can't believe how quickly time how flown by!  All mom's know exactly what I am talking about already.  But we have been so concerned with trying to keep him happy and healthy and that has kept us busy.

Yesterday (6 week appointment) we found out that Tate has a HEART MURMUR although we have been told to not worry yet (hmm), we still were shocked and worried when the doctor said she'd like him to see a specialist in San Diego or at Loma Linda and ASAP. So that is our next step. I wont write more on that since that is all I know at this point and will update more as we know.  But we are not opposed to any extra prayers.

With that being said in his short little 6 weeks of life SO much has happened.
  • Weened off breastfeeding (for lots of reasons) but my medicine from my incision infection made him super sick and extreme diaper rash
  • Thus struggling with ALL formula types and very very unhappy, colicky, and in pain.
  • Now on Nutramigen due to cows milk allergy, doing SO much better on this!!
  • Loving his older siblings talking to him and loving him. I think he is going to be a busy body active guy like his siblings too.  He is just starting to try to coo back.
  • Sleep is still few and far between. Sleeping in a 4 hour increment once at night (is nice) but hopefully will get better soon.
  • Daddy stays up with him for his night feedings right now (we have been SO blessed Ned was able to have time off of work to be with the family and bond).
  • Went to Sea World at 4 weeks and did GREAT!  Think he loved Shamu! 
  • Already had a photo session with Aunt Amy see here
  • Had his first Easter and took pictures with his siblings
  • If he is really upset the only thing that really consoles him is Daddy bouncing him up and down in his arms, Mommy doing squats with him, or driving in the car.
  • He's a sucker! Loves his pacifiers already (but only Avent)? 
  • Can't change bottles, only likes his Dr. Browns (which are a pain to clean, but we LOVE them)
At 6 week appointment his stats were:
  • 10 lbs. 1oz.
  • 21.5 inches long
  • Head size 14.75

1st dress up session, of course courtesy of Dad
Full body to remember skinny boy!
Loves his Avent pacifiers
What I have looked like most my first month!
SUPER chunky face close up

Apr 23, 2012

Without further ado...

I am getting behind on blogging (but with a 6 week old baby there are a few other priorities at this time).  So without further ado, here are my beautiful babies on Easter.
We had a wonderful time out in Reseda with Ned's beautiful and tiny Granny (more on her and her wonderful old house in a follow up post).
Look really closely at Tate and he is pointing to Granny saying, "That's What's Up! Thumbs up!"

Apr 13, 2012

Pre-Easter Festivities In Chino Hills

So before Easter we celebrated in Chino Hills with Ned's parents since we stayed the night out there to head out to Reseda...
Loved this picture of MY FAMILY (WHAT A DAD?!) all 3 kids
And LOVE seeing these 2 do this, without promptings from me (they fight like brother and sister) but they also love each other SO much!
Ned stretching his back (baby #3 is doing a number on us)
Even Ella said, "This isn't an egg hunt, no eggs are even hidden!" :)
We painted eggs this year and the kids did a great job (making a mess)!
Kids Favorite egg (via Dad) the Backson (Pooh Bear??)
Following the Egg trail to their baskets

Asher approved
Ella SO tired!  She did not like early church with extra early baskets

But she came around...

This is what Tate did Easter morning and this is what he got too??  Bad Mom!

Apr 11, 2012

Tate's First Easter

Happy Easter Face
Moving and processing
Not cool....
No really!?  Not cool
Quickly went to THIS and the photo shoot was DONE!
Really that is ALL the pictures we got, we didn't even get to try to play around because he was NOT having it or happy.  So we made do with our cute lil' guy!

Apr 10, 2012

Daddy Daughter Dance

Ella's school had a Daddy/Daughter dance a few weeks before Tate was born, and I just knew this would make Ella's day!  Well probably her month.  She was SO excited, she spent the whole afternoon putting on lip gloss and asked if I would do her hair really nice. 
She dressed up real fancy and then her dad said she went crazy dancing at the school dance (sliding on the floor, swinging around with her friends, and dancing with Ned).  I know she will remember this for a LONG time!