Friday, November 28, 2008

In his likeness

Who is this?



















Well, if you guessed Jeff, you are right. However, had this photo not been so weathered, I would have thought it was Jude. Here is a photo of Jude around four weeks, which is how old Jeff is in the above photo. I wish we had a closer shot of his face, but this is the best we have.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We got the answer we wanted!

Everything checked out fine at the cardiologist yesterday. Thank you to everyone who prayed with us that it would be the innocent heart murmur instead of the congenital defect one. The doctor said the 8 of 10 babies have this particular murmur at some point in their childhood and only 1 in 10 get the other kind.

Everyone at the children's hospital was impressed with his size:-) He weighed in at 12 lbs, 11 ozs. That means that he gained 2 lbs and an ounce in 10 days! What can I say? The boy loves milk! He even let me sleep for a couple of four hour stretches twice this week. The other day, it seemed like he was up every hour and a half (yuck), but hopefully, that is past us now.

I bit the bullet and bought some brand new cloth diapers this week. I got the BumGenius kind that are really expensive (still cheaper than disposable in the long run). Well, lets just say that I know why they cost so much now. When I changed him, after being in the thing for four hours, the part that touches his skin didn't feel wet at all, but when I pulled the inner liner out, it was soaked! Amazing.

So, now I am trying to sell off the other brands that I bought (except the newborn sized ones) so that I can buy a complete set of the BumGenius. I think I'm in love!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tracking Objects

Well, the developmental guidelines said he'd begin tracking objects with his eyes sometime around week 6 or 7. He was following this mobile with his eyes for a couple of minutes, but when I started filming, he shifted his gaze to the dog (off camera).

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I liked this picture because it shows how polite Jude is. Most of the time when he nurses, he folds his hands like this. Look at those little chubby fingers!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Feeling Better

We bought another humidifier for the living room. As long as we have been married, we've always run one in the bedroom in the winter. However, Jude was still having trouble with his breathing. So last night, we had the bright idea to run both humidifiers in in the room at bed time. I joked with Jeff that I hoped it didn't rain in our room since one is a cool mist and one is a warm mist:-) He didn't have one problem breathing last night. His little nasal passages look the best that they have in weeks - no longer swelling! Though, the victory was lost by the fact that he woke every two hours instead of every three last night. Can we say six week growth spurt! At least I know it will be short lived.

Another positive is today is the last day for the antibiotics! I can't wait. They have really messed with his little digestive tract. I didn't think that baby poop could get any more liquid, but it sure can.

Also, I think that we got our first social smiles out of Jude yesterday. You should have seen him flirt with the ladies at the hospital when we were getting his x-rays. He had everyone eating out of his hand:-) Can't wait to catch one of those smiles on camera!

































**Edit, added at noon: Eeek! I just looked at the weather channel and it is going to be 18 degrees tomorrow night. Is this November or January?!

Monday, November 10, 2008

10 pounds 10 ounces

What a change in our "little" man! From dropping a whole pound in four days at the beginning to gaining 2 pounds and 10 ounces in three weeks! Jude weighed in at 10 lbs, 10 ozs today (and 22 in) meaning that he's really gotten the hang of this breast feeding thing:-)

The sad news is that we were only at the doctor because we suspected him to be sick. Turns out that it is normal for newborns to get congested at night, especially in winter, but that congestion caused him an ear infection:-( But a bottle of amoxicillian and we're on the mend (hopefully).

Thursday, November 6, 2008

She's here!

Jude's future wife was born this morning:-) Welcome Eliana Grace Fagan!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ta Da!!!

Look what I can do!

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And here are a couple of photos of bath time. Not the first bath time (the third) but the first time we remembered that we needed to take pictures!