Sunday, December 19, 2010

Time, stand still!

I sure wish I could just freeze time right now! I only have TWO weeks before I have to return to work. I'm trying to be as positive as I can seeing how I've been off for the past 7 months and I cherished every second of it with my boys. Being on bedrest was such a special time for Brody and I! And then once Jaxson came home we spent our time adjusting to being a family with two children. I must say we are so unbelieveably blessed.

Brody is finally warming up to his brother. I knew he would, if we didn't push and in his own time, come around to having a brother. It's not that Brody didn't love his brother from the moment he joined us, it's just that Brody is always on the go and well brother is not! Brody also had my undivided attention 24/7 while on bedrest and then all of a sudden brother needed mommy's attention 24/7. But now he is loving on his brother, checking on him, trying to share his tools with him and my favorite, kissing and rubbing his head. It melts my heart to see and it's probably the one thing I'm going to miss the most when returning to work, I hate the fact that they will be seperated all day long :( But such is life and I must remind myself that we will get spring break and the whole summer to ourselves. It's only 5 months til summer!

We attempted to get some pictures together but its almost impossible with an almost two year old!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jaxson~2 months~~Brody~21 months

Wow, where to begin? I'll start with the present and possible work my way back :)

Jaxson was 2 months on the first and we had his check up with Dr. J today. He weighed exactly 9 pounds and was 21 1/2 inches long, he's in the 5th percentile but if we go by his adjusted age for being a month early he's more in the 25th percentile. I know eventually he will catch up so not worried about the percentiles. He looked perfect and I asked Dr. J after he looked at Jaxson's eyes what color they were going to be because at times they look brown to me and he said there isn't any brown in his eyes that they will either be green or blue. He said most babies eyes change or stay the color they are going to be by 6 months of age. They are a very dark/deep blue right now and depending on the light look green/hazel so I guess we shall see.

We are still having issues with Jaxson's breathing/reflux. He spits up, chokes or will turn blue around the lips after almost every feeding. It really doesn't matter if it's 30 minutes or 2 hours after he eats. You CANNOT lay him down flat, period. If you do he chokes and has trouble breathing. I have to prop him up for everything, including diaper changes and sleeping. It's quite normal for him to turn blue around the lips on a daily basis and has become my normal but Dr. J explained to me today that it's easy to get use to things when it happens on a daily basis but that it is by far not normal for him to be doing this. So we increased his pravicid to twice daily and I am to make an appointment with a GI doctor on Monday. If the pravicid works then we won't have to go but he defintely wants to get to the bottom of this. We are still on the monitors whenever I am away from him, can't see/get to him and always when he's sleeping. He's been really good at night with his breathing but does have nights where I just don't feel safe putting him down because he's choking a lot. I was hoping to have this issue resolved by now and hoping it will be when I return to work in 4 weeks so that I don't have to worry as much. Luckily he will be in good hands with his Nana who will be watching him next semester for us so that he doesn't have to go to daycare. I can also teach her how to use his monitor so that he is on it when he's sleeping or when she needs to do things around the house. It's a great piece of mind for sure.

He got his first set of shots today, 4 and an oral and he did pretty good. He cried for a bit but it's because we didn't have our regular nurse and this nurse did it the long/hard way. He's been quite fussy today during diaper changes so I think his little legs are sore. Other than that he's doing great. Still eating every 2 hours during the day and 3-4 at night on good nights, not so good nights he eats every 2 hours.

2 months pictures:

~2 Months~
-Loves to smile and coo
-laughed for the first time
-size 1 diapers
-still in newborns and some 0-3 month clothes

On the 20th Brody was 21 months! Cannot believe he is almost 2. It feels like yesterday that we were celebrating his 1st birthday and announcing that we were expecting Jaxson. Crazy how time flies!

Just this past month Brody started talking up a storm. He will attempt to say anything we ask him to, when he's in the mood and will say words almost daily that we didn't even know he could say. He's also stringing 2-3 words together to form sentences. I'm really excited about this because for the longest time I thought he would be a mute. Although he does communicate very well using sign language. So I guess to each their own. My favorite is recently he is saying love you when I tell you I love him :) It melts my heart.

He hates the camera and will either run from it, tell me no and to put it back or just turn his head away from it, little stinker! I have to bribe him with something to get him to sit still and take a decent picture(see lighter/pumpkin pic and Christmas tree/cup of water pic below(don't judge!:) ))

His favortie words right now are back, stuck and meme(paci), walk and door. How he comes up with some of these words is beyond me.

Christmas is going to be AMAZING this year! I never knew Santa had so much fun and having kids puts a whole new perspective on the season. We are so blessed this year with the health of our two beautiful sons. Having a hard, complicated pregnancy sure can make a person thankful each and every day for the health and life of their child/children.

I have several more post/pictures I need to catch up on including our trip to the Gaylord Ice! Hopefully I can get to it before this year ends :)