Sunday, October 26, 2008

One Month Old . . . already

I can't believe yesterday was Brennan's one month birthday. It seems like yesterday we were leaving to go to the hospital to have her. She has her one month checkup on Friday and I'm anxious to see how much she has grown! Unfortunately she also has to get a shot. :( That's the one thing about these visits I don't like. She is showing some signs of having acid reflux so I'm going to see if the doctor agrees.

We had a pretty busy day yesterday, we went to visit my grandparents and had lunch with them. Brennan slept the entire time we were there except for when it was time for her to eat. Then we went to the Pumpkin Festival at Sterling on the Lake. Again, Brennan slept through it all. We picked out two pumpkins to bring home and carve. More about that here.

I'll update on Friday after her doctor's visit.

Friday, October 17, 2008

3 weeks old!

I can't believe our baby girl is 3 weeks old! I must say we have had a busy three weeks though! We've had lots of visitors and are still trying to get adjusted. This week was my first week alone with both kids and so far it's gone better than I thought. There have been times when they both needed me at the same time but I've worked it out. All I can say is "kudos" to those who have more than 2, I don't know how you handle them all!!

Brennan is growing and changing every day. She is starting to stay awake a little more during the day and Ethan loves it. When she's awake he loves to go over and talk to her. The other night I decided she needed to have some tummy time so we laid out a blanket and put her down. I remember Ethan not liking it so much and would cry after a couple of minutes. Not Brennan, she would rather be on her tummy than her back. Ethan thought Brennan's tummy time was cool so he got down there with her and played with her for a long time. Of course he had to give her some of his toys to play with!!

I uploaded some photos (birth to most recent) to our web album, check them out here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weight Check

We took Brennan in yesterday for her weight check and she gained 2.5 oz!! The doctor was pleased and said we don't need to come back until her 1 month check-up. Everything is still going well. For the last two nights it has been hard to get her to fall asleep but she sleeps well once she gets to sleep. We had to say bye to my Mom this morning which was really hard. She was a huge help for the past week and a half. We are so grateful that she was able to come stay with us and help out, we all are going to miss her tremendously.

(I took this picture because every afternoon Grammi would hold Brennan while I napped. They enjoyed this time together!)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

First bath at home

Brennan got her first bath at home last night. Since I didn't get to see her bathed at the hospital I wasn't sure what to expect. I know she doesn't like her diaper changed so I thought the bath could be as difficult. She pretty much screamed bloody murder the entire time. I tried to soothe her by talking to her then I gave her the pacifier (which she loves by the way!) but the pacifier only stayed in a few minutes. I tried to wash her as fast as I could, we didn't get a chance to wash her hair because I couldn't stand her crying anymore. I felt so bad hearing her cry like that. Luckily it was time to nurse her right after the bath so she calmed down quickly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Brennan update

Yesterday was Brennan's first visit to her pediatrician's office. She did wonderful! She has gained 2 oz since Saturday so she now weighs 7 lbs 8 oz. We have to take her in on Friday for a weight check and the doctor said she would like her to gain 3 oz by then, we'll see what we can do! She's nursing like a champ so I don't think she'll have a problem gaining those 3 oz.

Everything at home is going great. Brennan sleeps most of the day and we really enjoy those few moments when she's awake. Ethan finds it hysterical for some reason when she has her eyes open and looks around. He is truly amazed and entertained by her. He also likes to hold her quite a few times a day and if he leaves to go somewhere she is the first person he says bye to. This morning as he was leaving for school he came in and kissed her on the head and said, "Bye, bye baby girl." It just made my heart melt.

My mom is enjoying her time here with us. She has been a HUGE help to us, I'm so glad she was able to take a week off of work to be here with us. We will definitely be sad to see her leave on Saturday. :( My dad will be coming in on Friday so he'll get to spend a little more time with Brennan before they leave for their vacation on Saturday. Stephen's parents get back from their cruise next Monday so they'll finally get to see their granddaughter sometime next week. I'm sure this will be the first time they will ever say they were looking forward to the end of vacation!! :)

I'll try to update again on Friday after Brennan's weight check.