Saturday, November 28, 2009

Meet Sophie

It was a whole different deal this time around going in for a scheduled c-section. I was a ball of nerves on Wednesday, my attempt at taking Tylenol pm to get some sleep didn't even succeed. I walked into an operating room and was wheeled at with a baby, strange...

Sophie has been having a bit of a rough time adjusting into the world. She weighed in at 8lbs 8oz when she was born, but on the 26th she weighed in at 7lbs 8oz. She was jaundice and between the combination of that and her weight loss she was extremely sleepy. I had to wake her up for feedings. She is not too interested in nursing so my milk has failed to come in...we have rented a pump and I am using that and then bottle feeding. It has been an interesting 2 weeks!!! She is coming around though, she weighed in this morning at 8lbs 3 oz and is waking up on her own for feedings. She is a very sweet little girl, she doesn't cry unless she is hungry, and when awake just looks around with her pretty big eyes. She has already let out a couple of squeaks and is really good at picking her head up when laying on our chests, or when on the floor.

Leify couldn't be a better big brother. He has adjusted beautifully. He absolutely adores Sophie, or Sister Baby, as he calls her. He makes sure Jack stays away from her, and is concerned when she cries, "Uh no, sister baby screamin'". He is such a fun little boy, we absolutely love him to death. His vocabulary has exploded even more in the past few weeks. He tells Leif and I he'll be "Right Back", or "Mmm, taste good." There are more funny little things he's been saying too, but my sleep deprived brain can't seem to think of them.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leify's New Room

Leify's room is slowly coming together. We had to move him out of his crib, he definitely didn't forget how to climb out. He took a tumble and we had to take the front off, but then he kept rolling out in the middle of the night and ended up in bed with us anyways. Instead of buying a side rail for his crib we just moved him into a twin size bed and put rails on both sides. He looks so grown up! He was screaming in excitement over his new "Night night bed". He has slept 2 nights in a row perfectly in it. I am loving it!! I plan on making him a headboard, and my mom is working on a "Queen" (Lighting McQueen) quilt for him. She already made him some cute little curtains. That kid is sooo spoiled by my parents! We put up some pictures and a wall paper border. He LOVES it. It is slowly...very slowly...coming together.

Halloween 2009

On Friday Woodland shut down the main street in town from 3-5 for trick-or-treaters. We took Leify around among the masses and he had his first trick-or-treating experience. He was pretty excited getting all that candy in his "pumpkin patch" bag. He was a dragon this year. We didn't get too many pictures. I didn't even bring the camera on Friday because I thought I was going to be going alone, but Leif was able to make it unexpectedly.

On Saturday we went to our wards Trunk-N-Treat. They had a Chili/Cornbread bake-off. For some reason just the thought of Chili makes me dry heave this it was an interesting night. The night was saved with Carmel apples....that counts as dinner, right? Leify had fun, he was a little scared. There were some crazy 12 year olds running around screaming and he thought the pumpkins were "Oh, no, scary!". He's such a funny little guy.