Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh my gosh he's shrinking!

Today Kalen had his 2 month shots and it appears he is shrinking. The nurse there measured Kalen and he is quite a bit smaller then my doctor has said. She measured him twice and both times came up with 20 inches long not the 21.7 Dr. J told me last week. So my baby is not growing nearly as much as we had thought.

As for his shots he cried so hard his face was beet red. He cried really hard for about 5 minutes then he whimpered for about 10 minutes. He fell asleep on the car ride home and has been sleeping on and off ever since. He is a bit cranky but not to bad.

Kalen and my other babies

Kalen and Sam snuggling. So cute! I think they are going to be good friends!

Jack is still not really feeling the love for Kalen but he sure does like all the new places to sleep.

Here is Sam watching over Kalen as he sleeps.

2 months old

Kalen is 2 months old and growing so quickly!!


Let's hope I am not going to jinx myself by posting this but Kalen has been such a good sleeper the last few nights.

Saturday night he had his last bottle at 10pm fell asleep at 12am and slept until 6am. He did kind of stir a few times and eventually moved from the bassinet to our bed but he slept!

Sunday he was wide awake during the day, while he was over at Grandma T's house. He slept from 6pm to 10pm was awake until 1am then slept all the way to 6am!

He is currently sleeping and has been for the last hour, it's 12:49am right now, let's hope he stays asleep for the night. Now if only I could fall asleep.....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

He's huge!!

Hahahaha... well not to most but to me he is growing so quickly!

Here are Kalen's stats as of 8 weeks 1 day old.

Weight - 8 pounds 13 ounces - OMG!!!
Height - 21.7 inches
Head - 14.6 inches

My baby has doubled his birth weight. Oh my gosh!! He is still in the very low numbers for percentages - 3% for all of the above but Dr.J does not go by percentage he said Kalen is growing at a good pace and that is what matters.

As a reminder here are Kalen's birth stats-

Weight - 4 pounds 6 ounces
Height - 18 inches
Head - not sure

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why am I such a push over?

Most of you who know me IRL are probably thinking "what are you talking about?". I know that in most cases I am not, in fact most of the time I have a problem letting go when I have made up my mind but for some reason this is not the case with doctors.

I am not sure why but even when I totally disagree with the doctor I can't seem to say anything. Today Kalen had his 2 month well baby appointment and things went well.... I guess they went well. Dr. J said that Kalen is doing really well, growing like a weed (more on that later). Great, I am happy things are good.

When Kalen was first born the nurse in the NICU told us that he has a tongue tie and that we should get it clipped as sometimes it can cause feeding issues and speech issues when he is older. The nurse we had to see when he was finally released from the hospital also mentioned the tongue tie and told us to get it clipped. They had both said that it would do no harm to have it done but it may if we don't get it clipped. So to me that's an easy choice - CLIP IT!

My doctor was supposed to get us a referral right when Kalen was first born to a breast feeding clinic where the LC's are doctors that can do the clip but he never did. I am now not breast feeding so obviously I can't go there anymore. So at his appointment today I asked for a referral to someone else that can do it. Dr. J took a look at it and said "it looks good to me, you don't need to cut it". I was so irritated that I just stood there and said okay. OKAY... it's not okay! I want it clipped but I said nothing. My fault i know! Why didn't I just say that I wanted it done, why?

We have his 2 month shots on Tuesday so I am going to ask the nurse/ doctor if they can help me. Let's hope.....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I have never enjoyed it so much

I have never had a better time at the mall then I did today.

We went to the mall to see if we could pickup an Ergo carrier that we want. They still have not gotten it in yet.... SAD. We proceeded on around the mall. Kalen was making some grunting noises but he had already gone poop earlier in the day so we figured he must have just been farting, he is really good at that.

We decided to go and get dinner in the food court. When we got there Kalen was being very fussy so I decided I would go change his diaper just in case. When I lifted him out of the car seat there was SHIT everywhere. He had taken a huge explosive crap and it had come out of his diaper. It was all over his butt and his car seat. I quickly put him back and took him to the washroom. It was everywhere!! The more I tried to clean it up the more it spread. I did my best to clean it and decided that it was not going to stop us.

So all I have to say about this shopping experience is GROSS!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Favorite time of day

My favorite time of day is bath time. Kalen and I have so much fun playing in the tub, well I have fun and Kalen floats there. Here are a few pictures. Daddy even gets to join in on the fun some nights.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Women Cheat Too!

Interesting information below. Click on the link to see a small story about that day after Mother's day.

Women Cheat Too!

Wow!! Not that I would ever cheat, I would not! But I can totally understand how feeling under appreciated can increase after a day that's meant for appreciation.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The day before Mother's day

I have titled this post the day before mother's day because the day before mothers day was awesome. We went for dinner with my parent's, my oldest brother and his family and M's mom. We went out to our favorite restaurant had an awesome dinner and dessert then we went back to the parent's house. We had a great time and a bunch of us played cards. It was awesome! I love my family and I love spending time with them. My brother and his girlfriend even got me flowers.

Turn to mother's day. This being my first maybe I was expecting more then I should have. I even warned M that I was wanting him to plan something for us to do. I did this because as much as I love him he is not the most thoughtful person on earth. He has a great heart but for some reason his heart and his head are not connected. So what happened today......... NOTHING. No card, no flowers, no anything. All i really wanted to do was to go for a walk with M and Kalen but we did not even do that. M did take all of the night feedings and he let me sleep in which was SO nice!

So my thought on today is that I am so happy to finally be a mommy! Kalen is the most amazing gift I could every receive and he is truly all that I need. I am so thankful for him! I am so grateful for my life and for my family!

Now a word of advise for my husband. I LOVE YOU! I know that you love me and that you truly did not want for me to be upset. For future reference I like cards! I like the stupid sentimental words on a piece of paper. So PLEASE put aside your feelings about cards and for the greater good of your marriage GET ME A CARD!!!! (At the very least)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My bumbo baby

Today we tried out the bumbo for the first time and over all I would say it was a hit.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Confession time

Kalen is almost 6 weeks old and I miss being pregnant so much! I miss having him in there. I find it hard to explain but the best way I can put it is that I miss that he was mine and only mine. I miss rubbing my belly and as much as I thought I was not bonding with him when he was in there I now know I was. He has been my baby for 43 weeks not just 6.

He has his days and nights messed up and as a result he is extremely fussy during the night and sleeps most of the day. I know that this is something I need to fix but I find it so hard to try and keep him awake during the day. I feel like I need to be doing things and I just can't when he is awake. I know I need to fix this so it is my priority over the next week.

I have my 6 week postpartum check up on Friday and I am sad that it will be the last time I see doctor Chang. She was a very nice doctor and I much preferred having a woman. Oh well I guess I will see her again when we decide to have baby #2.