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December 4th, 2003

02:14 pm - Spud really likes music!
We've been sitting here reading LJ and catching up on things electronically - to the sounds of classical music. Prior to putting in the CD, he was *extremely* fussy...after the CD started, he settled right down.

Here's are two webcam shots of him nicely bathed and listening to music:

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December 1st, 2003

11:54 am - Spud's doing great :)
His 2 week checkup was this morning, and he's doing GREAT. Absolutely perfect. He's 9 pounds today, so he's gained back what he lost after birth and then some, which is perfect. He's still 21.5 inches, but the nurse said that different people have different measuring techniques, and it could have been swelling or whatever - in any case, it's nothing to worry about. His head circumference is 15 inches. He's at the 75th percentile for height and weight, (so a nice good even height for weight), and 95th percentile for head circumference.

Unless he gets sick, he won't see them again until he's 2 months old, and will get his first shots at that point.

Apparently (wish I knew more about vaccines when Kritter and Beena were born!!!), they used to use Thimerisol as a preservative in the Hepatitis B vaccine (they don't anymore), Thimerisol contains mercury - soooo...they stopped giving it at birth...Now, *some* doctors are starting to give it at birth again, but our clinic feels that unless the mother is a carrier, there's no need, and to start the course of vaccinations at 2 months with the rest of them.

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November 28th, 2003

03:49 pm - Too cute...
He's making little happy squawking noises while lying under his gym. He found the happy squawk sometime yesterday - and he's still trying to figure out when to use it instead of the cry.

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November 22nd, 2003

11:09 pm - Spud's starting to have something of his own schedule
nurse on and off throughout the evening. AWAKE and fussy between 1-3am with a final nursing at 3am - then wake up between 6:15 and 6:45 to nurse again.

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11:04 pm - Milestone marker :)
His cord fell off today :)

Part of me has always hated the first week at home - the cord is kind of annoying to work around, well - more worrisome for me, because I always think I'm going to hurt the baby. But at the same time, it's sad to see the cord go, because it's proof positive that he's so new...and well...It's sad when the newness isn't as obvious. Ok, I'm weird, but hey...

Spud slept all day yesterday except for *maybe* 4 hours total. Freaked me out completely by the end of the night, and I wasn't dealing well at all with it - burst into tears at one point, worried something was wrong...and then I remembered the Mayo book we I'd had sent to us early in the pregnancy...which put my fears to rest, and hey, today he's been really alert and awake again.

hypoxia is coming over tomorrow to take pictures. I can't wait to see what she and ladysea come up with :)

Anyway - I can't stop looking at him. I'm just amazed at his eyes (which just turned brown - Kritter and Beena's eyes didn't change color from birth...so that whole concept is weird to me), his nose, his little face, his hands, his fingers, and his hair...

Oh, and I found out something that I'd not heard - yet another thing that's changed in the past 7 years. No longer are they saying that smiling is just gas - it's considered a reflex. :) But to me, a smile is a smile whether there's control over it or not, and I love seeing his little face light up when he smiles! Tonight he smiled while nursing - *grin* I've always loved that - Beena used to give me cute looks with her eyes and smile around while nursing.

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November 20th, 2003

09:16 am - The things kids say...
Funny Beena and Spud story...

So yesterday Beena asked me if she could change Spud's diaper. I told her no, but that she could watch so that she could start learning. It was a stinky diaper, so she definitely got an induction - and at least she wasn't too put off by it...but then she noticed a difference between boys and girls..."MOMMY! I didn't know boys had those things on them!"

A few seconds later, she noticed his umbilical cord: "MOMMY! What IS that on his tummy!?" "It's what's left of his umbilical cord - he "ate" through that while he was in my tummy." "But can't you take it off?" "No, Beena, it needs to fall off on it's own."

But thank you for reminding me. Probably best to wait until after the cord falls off before any of the girls change his diaper...that way they won't have to remember to fold the diaper down.

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November 19th, 2003

11:30 am - Just had to say...
I'm in shock...

With Kritter and Beena I'd learned to become a human pincushion while I was pregnant.

This pregnancy was amazingly needle free. I'm not afraid of needles anymore, thanks to Kritter and Beena - but...


The only bloodwork I had was early on - even the glucose tolerance test was a finger prick...and then no bloodwork at the hospital? That was probably the most amazing to me!

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01:11 am - More baby pictures
A few of my favorites from today




Current Mood: amusedamused

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November 18th, 2003

09:40 pm - Spud's story...(xposted everywhere)
You've heard little bits and snippits and pieces...I'll try to put together the story as I saw it :)...
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November 17th, 2003

11:15 pm - Another baby picture (x-posted everywhere)
Here is the baby today! He is so cute and alert. =)

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