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Friday, March 27, 2009

Dr. Visits & other news

I took Benjamin to the doctor yesterday a.m. and I was told to just continue giving him a bunch of fruits and veggies like we've been doing and that doesn't seem to be working, then we can try some mineral oil prescription. If that doesn't work, then we need to bring him in. At first, I thought he was doing better by limiting the amount of milk he's had (though the doctor didn't seem to think this was the issue), but now I'm not so sure. I'd rather not have to give him the prescription.

Later on in the afternoon, Jon and I took Nicholas in to see the pediatric urologist who said that we need to wait until Nicholas is 9 months old before they'll (maybe) do the circumcision. They'll have to put him under general anesthesia to do it too, which the doctor says freaks out parents (and it does freak me out to have my 9 month old put under). It's not a big deal - the doctor just wants to wait until he's older.

In other news, this morning, I heard Ella say "bye, see you" when Jon left for work and then again when I took them to preschool/daycare and she said that to my mom. So cute. And Benjamin said "cow" though it sounds like "dow".

Today, we visited Jon's work thinking that we were crashing one of his coworker's birthday lunch, but she ended up being sick so it was just us. It was nice though because we got to have lunch with Jon and Aqua Verde is yummy.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

21 months

Ben & Ella turned 21 months nearly 2 weeks ago now and I'm just now getting around to writing about it.

Both of them have been saying many new words lately. Benjamin said "brush" and "hi guys" the other night. Ella likes to say baby a lot and play with her baby dolls - the way she says baby is just adorable - kinda like "bebe".

The other day when I took them to daycare/preschool, I noticed that Ella likes to join in with the others a lot more than Benjamin does. Benjamin seems to be more shy with kids around his own age than Ella. Ella, on the other hand, seems more shy around adults she doesn't really know too well. Benjamin is a little nervous around them too, but not nearly as much as Ella. Ella actually screamed the other day when a friend of mine from work came by and just said hi to Ella.

Both of them seem to be great with the baby. Ella likes to be the little mommy and get me diapers and blankets as well as taking care of her own babies too. She gave Nicholas a little kiss on the lips the other day and comes up to him and gives him a hug without prompting. She does that to her brother and her parents too. Benjamin gave him a little hug - his version of a hug anyway when he leans his head into whomever he is hugging.

Benjamin LOVES to play outside and expects to play outside when we get home from daycare/preschool. It will be interesting starting next week when I'll have all 3 and they want to play outside. I'll have to put Nicholas into the baby bjorn or if I need to feed Nicholas (and it's still cold outside), hear Benjamin and Ella scream because we are not outside playing (though if I start bottle feeding more, that might not have to happen). It's been nice when I've had help here to watch Nicholas so I can play outside for a while with the kids.

There are some pics of them I need to upload too...

Well, that's about it for now. I know I'll think of more to write about later, as usual. :-D

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1 month old

Today, Nicholas is a one month old. It's amazing that already a month has passed.

I've been meaning to come up here to blog, but things just get busy and blogging is the last thing that I tend to do. However, since I have a moment, I do want to write down some things I've been meaning to blog about.

First, the birth story. I left out some details from the birth story - just because I forgot about them. My husband wrote about a few of them, so here's a link to his posts - part 1 and part 2. One additional thing that I remember is that as I was laboring and right before pushing, I remember the OB telling me that they were concerned that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck. Of course, that freaked me out. Thank goodness, the cord was not near his neck. Speaking of the cord, my husband cut the cord this time. I do wonder what the cord feels like.

Second, breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been going well. I try to feed him from the breast during the day and at night, he gets breast milk from a bottle. Jon feeds him while I pump. I pump at least twice during the day too. I'm able to get enough milk
to freeze this time, which is nice. However, I'm thinking of just pumping and giving him milk through the bottle exclusively. I just like knowing how much he's getting a certain time. We'll see. I was going to go to just a bottle with breast milk eventually when I get closer to going back to work, so it would just happen a little sooner.

Third, I remember once upon a time that my grandmother said to me, if you can get through the pain of a kidney stone, you can get through the pain of childbirth. Well, as a person who has gone through both - childbirth was more painful though with the kidney stone, I didn't know what was going on with me for a long time, so that was scarier as I thought I was dying.

Fourth, just some little tidbits - I finally gave Nicholas a real bath rather than just a little cleaning. Surprisingly (I say sarcastically), he hated it. He screamed the whole time. I have pics of that that I'll upload soon along with pics we took today on his 1 month birthday. We went out today with my mom and unless we were in the car moving, he screamed unless he was being held. I need to remember to bring the baby bjorn for our next outing so I can hold him that way and still get some shopping done. I saw some cute things at Old Navy and Kohl's for Ben & Ella that I'll have to go back for. We're o.k. for a while on clothes for Nicholas.

Finally, tomorrow, I'm taking Nicholas to the pediatric urologist to see if he can do his circumcision. I'm also taking Benjamin in to see the doctor because of some constipation issues. I'm wondering if he might be lactose intolerant or what else might be going on with him.

Go to for some pics - I'll upload more soon, I hope.

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