Thursday, August 19, 2010
Posted by Sarah at 7:50 AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
*don't schedule doctors appointments back to back...it messes up our feeding schedule thus making a cranky Ty
*ty pees when he is upset...like when getting an EKG which he needed to be naked for.
*bring lots of extra diapers/extra outfits when going to the doctors. we went through 4 diapers and 3 outfits!
Overall all the appointments went well and even though I messed up our daily eat, sleep, poop, pee schedule Ty did very well. I had some time to kill between the PCP and Cardiologist so I went to visit people at work with Ty. It was nice to share him with everyone:-) He of course, slept through it all...again! We also bought a lullaby cd for him to listen to at night, hoping that it would help him get back to sleep (I was tired of trying to come up with songs to sing at 2:00am). I think he really likes it. He is currently next to me in his bouncy seat thinking about going to sleep and I have it playing. But really, who knew Twinkle Twinkle had so many verses!?
Yesterday after his appointments we met my mom and brother for lunch and then went to zach's doctors appointment and finally a nice walk around back bay! It was a busy day!!
Today the home health nurse came and gave him two thumbs up. He has cut our weekly visits back to every 2 weeks now! Even though Ty is a healthy baby overall it's been nice to have weekly medical support since I really have no idea what I am doing and learning as I go.
Results from all his appointments:
His heart murmur is about .5 millimeters big down from 1.0 millimeters and he wants a follow up in 8 months.
Overall a good day and today we will try and get back on our regular schedule!:-)
Posted by Sarah at 7:51 AM
Sunday, August 8, 2010
When we arrived home from the hospital I still was having a very hard time getting around! I really felt like I had been run over a truck. My legs/feet were very swollen. Infact Penny had cut me back to part time at work the Thursday prior to my delivery since my feet didn't even fit in my crocs. While in the hospital they pumped so much fluid into me that it only got worse. It hurt to stand for any amount of time. I couldn't sit very well since I had so much stitching done. Laying down was my best option and even that hurt. My mom stayed with me for a few days and I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. I had no idea how difficult recovery would be. Thanks mom!:-) I took Ty to my mom and dads for a few days and he met lots of our family friends while we were home.
People keep asking us how Ty is doing and we really have no complaints. The first few nights he didn't want to sleep anywhere except in my arms or on my chest. Which makes sense since he spent the last 9 months curled up inside me. It was difficult for me to get some sleep at first. We are figuring out the eat, sleep, poop, pee schedule and things are getting better each day. He usually goes to sleep in his bassinet next to our bed around 9 or 10. He wakes up somewhere around 12 or 1 to eat and get changed. When he gets up, he is usually up for an hour or so and then goes back to sleep. At this point I usually bring him into bed, I find that he sleeps better there. He will usually sleep until 5 or 6 in the morning at which point Ruddley changes him and I feed him and then depending on the day we will usually go back to sleep until 8 or 9. Some nights are better then others, but overall we can't complain.
Ty has a home health nurse that comes weekly to check up on him. The first checkup he weighed 8.6lbs (down from 9.0 at birth). His last checkup he was up to 8.9lbs and I'm sure by now he is back to 9.0lbs if not more. He has been eating about every 2 hours and eats very well. The nurse has also been checking his heart rate, which is within the normal ranges. On Tuesday he has his first visit to the doctors and then he will go see his cardiologist. When I was in the hospital on Friday Penny noticed an arrhythmia in his heart and when he was born he had a heart murmur. The cardiologist in the hospital saw him and he didn't seem too worried about it and thinks he will grow out of it but wanted to see him in the office.
This weekend was the Beach 2 Beacon 10K a very popular road race along the coast of Maine There are 6000 runners from all over the world and it's extremely difficult to get in to. Ruddley and I both ran it last year, but for obvious reasons were unable to run it this year. However, we had so many friends running it this year so we went to watch. Ty slept through the whole thing, but I'm sure he loved it:-)
Here is a view from the finish line of the race. I love Maine!!
Ty also had his first bath last night (and yes, I googled, "how to give a baby a bath". Danielle I knooooow you would do the same thing:-)) He did not sleep through this. It was a short bath:-) Thanks Tanya for this great bath tub and accessories!:-)
And me? I've lost 26lbs over the last 2 weeks...24 more to go!
Posted by Sarah at 7:21 AM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Posted by Sarah at 8:33 AM