Monday, April 30, 2012

12 Weeks

Little man is 12 Weeks Old!  He is developing his own personality and seems to learn something new every day.  This time is so precious!  That's what made me extra sad to go back to work today.  I'm just thankful that I get to come home at 3:30.  I still get a good bit of time with him before bath and bed.

He is now 16.5 lbs and 26 inches long!  Wow!  I keep thinking he's going to plateau soon.  We are so pleased to announce that he has been sleeping through the night pretty consistently.  Well... it's not my idea of sleeping through the night but it's the expert's opinion. We wake him up at midnight for a bottle and then he sleeps until sometime between 5am and 7:30am.  Nice!  Hopefully we'll be able to move that midnight feeding back a little bit until he doesn't need it anymore. 
Trying with all his might to watch TV
   
Yia Yia feeding the Chunky Monkey

John got him to do the Al Bundy. Haha!

xxoo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

They're here!

Mom and Dad Z arrived yesterday afternoon!  We are so excited that they are here!  They have been so sweet with Christian and I know he's just as happy to have them here as we are.  Tristan also came by today so we have a full house!

I'll post some pictures later of our sweet little family.

xxoo

Monday, April 23, 2012

11 Weeks Old

Little Man is 11 Weeks Old!  Here's a photo from this morning. Too sweet!  He celebrated his 11 week birthday by sleeping through the night!  Yay!  He ate at 12:30 and didn't wake up again until 6:45.  This is HUGE for us!  Hungry boy usually likes to eat every 4 - 4 1/2 hours at night.  Hopefully this is a new trend rather than a one time fluke!

I weighed him this morning and he was 15 lbs 14 oz so his weight gain slowed a little this week.  That's good!  It upsets me that I'm already having to buy 9 month clothes for him...  He's growing up too fast!

Our whole house is excited about Mom and Dad Z's arrival on Wednesday.  I tell Christian and Lexi about them every day!  

xxoo

Friday, April 20, 2012

Supper Club

My wonderful husband kept Christian for a few hours last night so I could go to Supper Club.  It was so good to be around the girls, drink a glass of wine and eat some delicious food!  There was even a pregnancy announcement during the festivities!  This was my first announcement since Christian.  I wondered if I would still feel a twinge of pain when a friend gets pregnant, well... I didn't!  I'm over the moon in love with my little man and it doesn't matter to me at all that I couldn't carry him in my belly.  What a relief to know that I can celebrate a pregnancy like any other normal woman and not have a split second, immediate reaction of pain or jealousy!

While I was at the party John sent me these pictures.

Sweet Boy

Chunkster








Wednesday, April 18, 2012

All Smiles


Happy Birthday to Mom Z! Christian can't wait to meet you!

xxoo

Monday, April 16, 2012

10 Weeks

10 weeks! Can it be true that my little man is 10 weeks old??
He has gotten so playful lately. He smiles and coos a lot. He also talks back when you talk to him. He looks like he is really trying to tell you something. He is so sweet! Unless you aren't quick enough with his bottle! Big Boy likes to eat and he is impatient!

10 week stats
15 lbs 10 oz
25 1/4 inches

Big Boy!!

xxoo

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back to Work

I decided to go back to work two days this week, two days next week and then back to my regular schedule on April 30th. I'm easing into it... So, my mom came to keep Christian yesterday and today. It was hard leaving that sweet face the first day but even harder to leave him this morning because I had to leave before he was awake. I know I'm leaving him in loving arms though so it made it much easier.

Check out this little chunky monkey! He's saying "Hang Ten Dude!" with his hand.
I am very fortunate to be able to go back to work part-time on the 30th. I'll be working 7:30-3:15 with every other Friday off. I'm pretty darn excited about it! I'm also SUPER excited that Mom Z is coming down on the 25th for 8 weeks to keep little man! And Dad Z is coming for 2 weeks. I think John already has quite a few things for him to do while he's here. Haha.

xxoo

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

We hope you guys had a Happy Easter! We did! Christian made his first appearance at church. Isn't he sweet?? I wish I had gotten John to pull down the blanket so you could see his outfit!
We also had our family shower this weekend. It was so good to see everyone! They all seemed so genuinely happy that we finally got our miracle. It was a blessing to be able to share Christian with them. He was good for the party and then slept 7.5 hours that night! Wow! He's only been going 4-4.5 hours between night feedings so he must have been super tired to go 7.5! We had no such luck last night but he did go 5 hours and then 4.75. That's pretty good. Some of my friend's babies who are much smaller than him were sleeping through the night by 9 weeks... Christian's not overly eager to do that for us. But I know we don't have too much longer for 2am feedings.

Finally, it was my sister's 40th birthday Saturday and my birthday yesterday (we don't need to mention how old I am... just that I'm younger than my sister :0) ) We threw her a surprise party in the basement so it was baby shower upstairs and 40th b'day party downstairs. It was a lot of fun! John and Lil Man got me a picture frame engraved with Christian's name, DOB, and the quote "You Carried Me In Your Heart." It made me tear up a bit. He's so thoughtful.

xxoo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

2 Months

Christian turned two months old yesterday! I can't believe how much he's grown! Here's a picture to remind you what he looked like at one month old...
And here he is now at 2 months old! He's so stinking cute!!
He's a chunky monkey!
I also want to wish my OLDER sister a Very Happy Birthday! She is F-O-R-T-Y today! AHHH!
xxoo

Monday, April 2, 2012

8 weeks old

Christian is 8 weeks old today! He did really well at his dr appt. I was so sad for him to get his shots though. I had to leave the room... of course.

8 week stats
14 lbs 2 oz (90th percentile)
24 1/4 inches long (90th percentile)
I didn't ask what his head size was but he said it's in the 50th percentile

The doctor said he looks great and to leave him on the Nutramigen for at least another month. I'm happy to do that since he's not having the poop issues anymore. He said he's a BIG boy and that it's okay. I should still feed him on demand but try to keep it around every 3 hours. That's hard during the day when he wants to eat every 2 - 2.5 hours. I'm glad the doc said he wasn't overweight though! He's long enough to pull off the extra weight. :) He also told me to increase his Zantac dose to 2ml twice/day. That seems like A LOT! Christian hates the taste of it and will spit some of it out so I guess it won't be that much.

Look at these poor thighs...

Also, here's a video of him cooing. So cute! I can't even explain how much I love this little man!



xxoo

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