Thursday, August 21, 2008

Update on Weston....two months later (almost)

Life with Weston has been such an amazing ride. I've cried more in the last two months than I have in my entire life. I've cried tears of joy, happiness, exhaustion, frustration and any other emotion you could think of. Mostly tears of joy though. Weston is such an amazing little boy. His smile captures my heart every time even if they are his half asleep smiles he doesn't intend to do. I'm going to go through and try to capture the moments that stick out in my mind over the past 7 weeks so here goes....

The first night home.....(July 2nd)

Every mother's fear...will we last this first night home? Mike and I got home last this night, around 9:00 p.m. When we laid down for the night, I was hesitant of course just because I wanted to make sure Weston was breathing at every second! I drifted off to sleep only to find myself faced with a nightmare of Weston having a seizure and jumped straight out of my sleep only to find my little boy just fine. I stopped and prayed at that very moment that God would take those fears from my mind and vowed to not let the devil overtake my joy with fear. I've never had a nightmare since this night or even thought something would happen to Weston. I just pray that God's angels will be with my little boy and I know they are.

First doctor's visit....(July 3rd)

We had Weston's first doctor's visit when he was just three days old. Dr. Scobie is his pediatrician. He is a great doctor. At this appointment Weston weighed 6 lbs 12 oz meaning he lost some weight since he was born (he was 7 lbs 2 oz) He also had a PKU done and daddy stayed in the room for that. His heart murmur was gone and jaundice almost gone. He was in very good health overall.

Second doctor's visit....(July 10th)

At 10 days old, Weston had his second doctor's visit. His weight was back up to 7 lbs 3 oz meaning he is eating really well. Nothing else really exciting happened. Dr. Scobie said he was so healthy that we didn't have to come back for another 6 weeks.


Nursing Weston has been the biggest joy, yet frustration of this journey thus far. When Weston had his first growth spurt I didn't think I would make it. Having a baby eat from you every twenty minutes can really take a toll but we made it through and for the most part he does very well nowadays. There was soreness in the beginning a little but not nearly as bad as some woman have explained to me. And I'll admit to the discomfort of sitting in bed nursing while still healing from the delivery.....and the slight inconvenient when we are sitting in the middle of a meal in a restaurant, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's created a strong bond between me and my baby boy and it's healthy and free!!!

Belly button....

So for some reason Weston's cord stump took forever to fall off. We ended up going to the doctor for two doses of silver nitrate and after the second treatment it finally fell off. The cord feel off around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6th. It was promptly thrown away the next morning. There will be no scrapbooking of the stump. Also, at his appointment on the 5th, Weston weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. He is a growing boy!!!


We started a bedtime routine on Monday, August 11th. We start around 10 p.m. and do a bath, eat and then bedtime story. I'm reading him the Chronicles of Narnia and usually by the time I am done a chapter he is out! We are now on the second week and he is usually asleep by 10:30 p.m. and doesn't wake up to eat again until 4:30 a.m. This is amazing and greatly appreciated by me!!! After he eats at 4:30 a.m. he goes back down again until 7:30-8:00 a.m. and then my happy morning baby wakes up for the day! During the day he take a few cat naps and about two good naps but they are not structured as of yet.

Other random things....

Weston started smiling around 5 weeks of age. I didn't note the exact day but it was around then. Also last week (at 6 weeks) he started to find his hands. He hasn't found them completely but twice I've caught him somewhat playing with them! He also does very good with lifting his head up during tummy time and when he is up on someones chest. He is also doing well with following objects with eyes and bearing some weight on his legs. He loves to kick his little feet and I wouldn't be surprised if he starts crawling at an early age.

That's about all for now.....sorry for the abundance of information in this blog but I just wanted to take the time to document some of the events that have occurred recently.

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