Welcome, baby Jackson!
So glad to hear this was a quick labor for you. If I hadn't just been through my second very long labor, it'd give me hope! :LOL
Many congrats and well-wishes to Christi! Welcome, baby Joshua!
What an awesome thing it is to have such a supportive husband! I hope your recovery will be swift. I've been there, if you need to talk.
Samantha, I was beginning to wonder where you were! Thought maybe we'd have a surprise announcement - but we'll keep waiting.
If you can't get in at one of the local check-up locations, let me know. I'm certified and would be happy to get together and do a check for you. I love "playing" with car seats.
Maybe we'll actually be able to organize another get-together soon!
Leigh, I'm glad to hear you got some rest and adult time in! I'm sorry it's so hard with Anna's jaundice.
I am, thankfully, not very familiar with jaundice so I can't offer anything helpful. I'm sure you're doing everything already, anyway! We'll be praying it dissipates quickly.
Anna, hoping you're feeling better soon!
Has anyone ever had a baby boy lactate? I know it's not uncommon to have weird things going on shortly after birth, but I think of them more in girls than boys... But I've noticed Iain's breast tissue getting more pronounced, and today I saw drops of milk from his nipples (once on each side).
Totally freaked out DH! And Iain's 2 weeks old today - isn't that a little late for something like that to start happening? I guess I should go look up Dr. Sears and see what he has to say... I haven't done this newborn thing in a while.
I'm also trying to figure out if Iain has kind of "classic" reflux or if it's caused by an allergy, or if some of his symptoms are from this virus that's been going around. If you've ever dealt with allergies/reflux, can you take a look and tell me what you think? His "reflux" symptoms are fussiness while eating (not every time), spitting up, forcefully spitting up (not across-the-room type of projectile), lots of burping/wet burps/hiccups/wet hiccups, fussiness worsening at night, back arching, crying, coughing and choking... maybe more. I'm wondering about an allergy because he spit/threw up the most the day I drank a lot of milk, and the days I've had basically none have been substantially better (just spit-up, not throwing up). He also has a rash on his bottom that's not responding to using creams, powders, or sprays - and he's CD'd. It kind of makes me think of what Dr. Sears has described as an allergic rash, but I dunno. Not precisely a circle, but definitely just around his anus. Then he's got these "virus" symptoms that don't seem to be improving (and yes, we've all had this cold/viral infection thing, but are mostly over it now): stuffiness, worse at night/AM after sleeping - I'm sucking out lots of cloudy mucous; one eye that's watering and getting gunky all the time; some coughing/sneezing (sneezing clears his nose). I think that's all... Anyhow, if anyone has thoughts or input, I'd love to hear! We've got the Zantac called in but not picked up yet. I'm almost afraid to try meds and possibly cover up the reflux if it's being caused by an allergy. Argh. Being a mom sure isn't easy! I think we all know that by now, eh? :LOL
Anyone else with night sweats? Argh. I hate this part. I keep hoping it'll help some more weight drop off, though. :LOL It's good to know I'm not just totally crazy when I go to bed cold but wake up sweating. It took me a couple days to realize what was going on even though I was expecting it!
I'm not quite as down as I was yesterday, but still probably good to end on a "good news" note... We took Iain to church today for the first time, and I actually managed to get the three of us up, ready, and out by myself! Woohoo! It felt like quite an accomplishment.
DH runs sound at all of our services, so he was already at church, but came out and helped me get the boys in so we could enter as a family. Everyone oohed and aahed which was quite nice, and not too many people actually touched him - most touched his foot that was covered in his outfit. He wore the outfit we bought for Gabriel (with the intent for siblings to wear it also) as a "coming home" outfit. Gabriel also wore it on his first visit to church on Easter - but peed on it with a diaper on
so he didn't wear it long.
Iain, though, made it the whole day without ruining his outfit! (Did I mention I LOVE CDing?
) We took a bunch of pictures tonight to hopefully use in "real" announcements - one thing I wanted to do with Gabriel and never got to.
We got some pretty good pics of both boys, but I may try to do more tomorrow - DH takes good pics, but I saw so many from my angle that were much better than his angle! Still, we got good stuff and good 2 week pics.
Okay, ramble ramble... It's late, isn't it?
It's nice to be able to think about what's going on, though! Not much time for thinking these days, LOL.
Hope everyone has a great Monday!