Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1 month

Age: 1 month
Weight & Height: At my 1 month appointment I was 22.75 inches long and 12 lbs. 10 oz.  Mommy and the doctor were very happy with my weight gain. I am in the 97th percentile of  height and  99th of weight.
Things I enjoy: Being held and sleeping during the day.  I like bath time.  I love eating and I love it when mommy and daddy bounce me around on their shoulder.
Skills I've mastered: I'm getting better at holding my head up.  I do it better when I'm on mommy's shoulder, but I also do it at tummy time. I'm also really good at eating! I rarely if ever spit up.
Looking forward to: Smiling at mommy and daddy on purpose.
Tough Times: Nights are tough. Mommy and daddy are learning when I cluster feed, they are learning when I am gassy and when i just need to be held. I normally have at least one 4 hour stretch at night and I'm hoping to get better and better.   Sometimes when I cry, mommy and daddy don't know why I'm upset and that is a tough time too.
Exciting Events: I am going to be spending a few days with grammy and grandpop smith.  It will be my first car trip and I think I'm gonna be great at it!  I'm also looking forward to dressing up for Halloween with my big sister Emma!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ain't no rest for the wicked........or anyone for that matter

Age: 24 days old
Weight & Height: I have my 1 month appt next week. I have a feeling Im still gaining weight.
Things I enjoy: Being held and sleeping during the day. I also love nursing with mommy and want to do it all the time!
Skills I've mastered: Crying when I want something and eating out of a bottle.  I also love baths.
Tough Times: Nights are tough.  True we've had some good ones, but I'm not going down or staying down for mommy a lot of the time.  Mommy is trying to think positive, but I didn't fall asleep until 3am last night so Im not making it easy.
Exciting Events: I've had lots of visitors and everyone has given me lots of gifts.  I'm gearing up for all of the holiday festivities. Mommy has taken me to the store a few times and we've gone on a few walks. Everything is exciting to me right now and I have a feeling something awesome is gonna happen when I'm sleeping at night, that's why I do everything in my power to stay up as long as possible!
Looking forward to: Growing more and sleeping through the night more!

It's funny, I don't remember the beginning madness with Emma at all.  Must be a gift from God to forget so easily.  I have a feeling I was more patient with her, because I can't imagine getting this upset so quickly in the beginning.  He's only a month old and I have to remember he has no idea what he's doing.  He'll get there eventually.  Another hurdle is he was only sleeping in his vibrating chair.  Part of me just wants to let him do it, but another part of me worries about all the bad stuff that people say about letting your baby do that.  For the record just as many people say they did it too, but you never know.  


Some pics :)










 and princess has learned CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Matthew Francis Moher

Long time no write!

Life's been obviously crazy lately.  Little man did not come on his own like I had originally hoped, so we had a scheduled C-Section on Monday, September 29th and it couldn't have gone smoother.

I have to admit, getting a spinal tap is WAY easier than getting an epidural.  Not sure why, but it didn't hurt in the least.

It was quite freaky walking back to the operating room and hopping up onto the table myself, but just like the first time, all of my doctors were amazing.  The same doc performed the procedure, but my anesthesiologist was different and just as great as the first one.

Matthew Francis Moher was born at 9:43am.  Before they started the doctors asked me how big I thought he would be.  I said 10 pounds and they all laughed saying no way.  Well little man turned out to be 11 lbs on the dot! Even though they did a c-section they still had to use a vacuum to get him all the way out. It was crazy the second time, kind of knowing what going to happen and being a lot more aware than the first time.

He popped out and he was a beautiful 21 inches long.  99th percentile in measurements obviously, and he is perfect.

When he came out his blood sugar was on the low side because of his size so the nurses in recovery made me stick him right on for a feeding even though my shakes had not gone away.  That was probably the worst part of the whole process, because all you hear is NICU and you're trying to feed your minute old baby while about 5 nurses are around staring at you.  It all worked out in the end.  He got about 10 ml of formula to help, but that seems to be all he needed.

Matthew had is 2 week checkup today and he's already back to pretty much his birth weight.  10 lb. 15.5 ounces and he's already 23 inches long!!!

He's a little yellow still, but no one is worried as he's eating and going to the bathroom very regularly.

It's a happy thing to know that eventually you forget how hard the first weeks of nights are, unfortunately we are right in the thick of it right now. I know it'll get easier, but when you've been up for 4 hours at 3 am it's hard to keep your cool.

Emma absolutely loves her little brother so far, she loves kissing and hugging him.  He's met all of the Smith side and Grandmom and Grandpop Moher along with Uncle Tom, Jen and Connor.  Aunt Amanda and Uncle Dan are coming down this weekend for a visit and hopefully a meeting with the rest of the family isn't too far behind.

HOpefully it isn't as long before my next post, it's just so easy not to find the time right now.  here are so pics of the little man!!











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