Friday, August 22, 2008

Good News!

Well... we went to the doc's yesterday and Jacob is now off of the oxygen!! So, we have all been relieved with that. He's growing fast! He's up to 5lbs 15oz. I can't believe he will be a month old on the 27th!

Lastnight, he got up at 11,3&6 and he's nursing a lot longer and better. I guess I shouldn't be too worried as far as pumping cause i'm getting plenty. He is still getting tummy aches but not as much anymore. The doc. says that the reason he is getting them is because he is preemie and his tummy hasn't expanded enough yet. I still give him mylicon and grip water.

Yesterday, also my mother called and said that she was going to pick jordon and stephanie up and come over and visit. We ended up going to Chuck-A-Rama for dinner. It was alot of fun to see the family again and be able to get together.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

doctor''s and more doctor's!!

On monday, we went into the doctor for a follow-up. Jacob got circumcized and that was hard for me to hear him screaming to the top of his lungs. The doc. asked if I wanted to stay and watch. I was there until the nurse was strapping him down really tight so that he wouldn't move. He started to fuss, and then I had to go out of the room.

So, my mother-in-law, Hunter and I stayed in another room and just waited... 30 minutes later they brought him to me. His little face was really red from crying. It broke my heart.

Then... I told the doc. that Jacob had been getting tummy aches and he said that because he had only gained 3 oz this last week, that he was probably not getting enough to eat. He falls asleep after 10 minutes of nursing so i put him to bed thinking that he is full, and an hour later he is hungry again..So, I have been trying to keep him up more during the day and supplementing with a bottle just once a day, hoping that he will sleep longer during the night.

Then.. just the last couple of nights that I have been nursing him, he eats til I'm dry and acts like i have starved him an hour or two later. I've been having to pump after i nurse him, just so that my milk will keep coming in.
Well.. we are going in again... for a follow up on thursday to see how his room air test went and then weigh him again to see if he is gaining enough weight.... and every week until the doctor thinks that he is doing better.

Other than that! He is doing well. Hopefully, we can take this silly oxygen off tomorrow!

Okay, here are some pictures that ryan took of the two boys and I.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I don't mind putting updates on our blog, but I guess I just don't have enough pictures. So, I will have Ryan take lots of pictures today and I will post them too.
The last couple of days have been alot better for both Jacob and I. I think that he still has his days and nights mixed up but he is getting alot better. He's awake more often during the day.
Hunter loves his baby brother! He likes to kiss him on the head and in the eye. Then his way of cuddling is he'll put his head on Jacob's head. It's so cute. I am so glad that Hunter has and is adjusting to another baby very well. I am lucky to have a child that loves babies as much as I do! :)
Well... that's it for now. I will post pictures later.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aug. 12th

This outfit was one of the first outfits that I put on jacob. Now that he is growing so fast, he doesn't fit into it anymore.
Hunter kissing Jacob.
Jacob sleeping so sound. He sleeps with his arms above his head a lot, and thought that this was really cute!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monay, Aug. 11th

Today was a good day. My mother in law came over at noon and helped me get the kids ready for the day. We had to take Jacob in the doctor for a follow-up and get his PKU done. Yep, another poke in the heel! He didn't like that very much, but who would!?
Jacob is growing like a weed! At birth, he was 5 lbs 1 oz, and 17 inches long, and now he is 19 inches long and is 5lbs 8 oz ! I guess i'm feeding him straight cows milk! :) He gained 7 oz in a week!
The other news is that he has to be on oxygen for one more week. Since he failed his room air test(another words he couldn't breath well without the oxygen.) So, just one more week and hopefully, he'll be off.
We want to bless him soon. I'm not sure when we are going to be bless him, but it will be in September. Either the first sunday or the last sunday of the month.
Anyway... that is our news for right now. I will post later.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My baby shower, August 9th

So.... sometime in June, I went with my mother in law to Burlington Coat and she got some baby clothes. I had asked her later on if I could have them and just put them in our closet. I got a bold "no, you can have them when you have the baby!" So i backed off a little. Well, suprisingly I had the baby early and I asked her again and said "mom, you said that I could have the clothes once I had jacob, can I have them now? " She said no, not til you bring the baby home!"

She just kept putting it off! Finally, last week, she said "OK, it was supposed to be a suprise..i'm giving you a baby shower on August 9th! "

I was suprised that it came out of her mouth.. I was told from her that I wasn't going to get one only if we had a girl. Needless to say, I am greatful to wonderful in-laws that thought of giving me a baby shower to help us out! Now, I can say that I don't need to worry about buying baby clothes for a while!

It was a fun, relaxing baby shower. We had all kinds of food and tons left over. The main dish was Bar-B-Q and it got really windy outside, but didn't rain. We had presents outside waiting for me to open, and the wind blew them all over the place.

So, the last post said that I had at least 10 pictures from the disposable camera that I had, but come to find out after developing them, I only got a couple cause most of them turned out really dark! I was so frustrated. oh,well.

Here are the few that I have. enjoy

Friday, August 8, 2008


so.... when we were at American Fork Hospital and Jacob was transfered to Utah Valley, the people in the life flight crew gave us a disposable camera so that we could take lots of pictures.
Today, I went to Wal-Mart to get them developed with a c.d, and most of them were too dark! So, I only got like 10 pictures out of 24. I'm really bumbed. But I will post the ones that we do have and show you.
I just need to take more pictures of Hunter holding Jacob. It's so cute!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

update on Jacob

okay so, I don't have any up to date pictures right now cause they are getting developed and hopefully, I will be able to put them on our blog soon.
Jacob is doing alot better with his sleeping schedule. Lastnight was the first time that he woke up 3 times during the night to eat. It was so nice to be able to sleep for a couple of hours.
Hunter is so cute with him. Every time Hunter sees Jacob awake or crying, he is kissing the baby's head and holding his hand. I was a little nervous about Hunter adjusting, but he is doing really well!
Jacob is such a wonderful blessing in our home and we enjoy him having him in our family!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jacob in the car seat

in these 3 pictures, we had to put him in the car seat to test and make sure that he could breath and everything for 90 minutes. He was not a happy camper as you can see! It was also hard to see him with an I.V. in his head and tubes connected to him.

Aug. 6th

Can I just say that it's so nice when both boys are taking naps together?? That's when I can get the house re-organized and then maybe take a cat nap.
We are still getting used to the change of a brand new baby in our home. Last week, I was at the hospital by myself, waking up every 4 hours on the clock, and going back and forth from the hospital to my house, was a little hard not being able to see Ryan and Hunter.
But.... I am so greatful to a wonderful mother and mother-in-law that take such good care of me and my family! Thanks so much moms!
It has been alot of fun watching Hunter kiss Jacob on the head and running practically over to him when he cries to see what the matter is. I think that he is going to be a big, protective brother.
I need to have ryan or myself to take pictures of Hunter holding Jacob soon so that i can put more picutres on our blog.
Here are a few more pictures.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

more pictures

I thought that I would sit down while I had a few minutes and post some up to date picures. :)

We got home on Sunday August 3rd. I'm relieved that I don't have to stay at the hospital anymore. Staying there for 5 nights without Hunter and Ryan to be with was enough!

Now, that we are home, I feel overwhelmed with having 2 little boys, but I know that I will get used to it. :)

Hunter is already such a big help. He loves Jacob already and loves to kiss him on the head! It'll be interesting to see how Hunter changes and grows up as the days go by. Hopefully, he will interested to be potty trained soon so that I don't have to change diapers ALL day long!

Jacob has his days and nights mixed up and it seems like he is always fussy for something. But... I do have to say that he is such a miracle and i'm very greatful that he is here and with us!

Here are some pictures of the nurses giving him baths and then my mom giving him an actual bath in the sink.