Saturday, March 17, 2012

We survived the first 2 weeks!


Our sweet Preston is now 2 weeks old. Both sets of grandparents spent a few days each up here helping us adjust to life with two kids.. We are so thankful that they were able to come. They were great entertainment for Parker and I think that it made the adjustment period for him MUCH easier.

So far, Preston has been an amazing baby. He only cries if he's hungry or if he has gas. The first night home from the hospital was rough because he was up and down all night but after that he was done so well! The first week he was only waking up one time during the night! I would feel him around 11 and then put him down. He would sleep until 3. I would nurse and change him and put him back down and he would sleep until 7 or 7:30... How great is that?? Now, the past few nights he has woken up 2 times.. but still.. You won't find me complaining...

I am nursing him for now. Some days I am ready to quit but it's getting better. He's a great eater thankfully, but I just don't really enjoy the sore boobs... (sorry boy readers!) :)

Preston weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces at birth. He lost down to 7.1 the morning we left the hospital. We left to come home on a Sunday afternoon and we went in to the doctor Tuesday morning for a weight check. He was already back up to 7 pounds and 11 ounces! He gained past his birth weight! The doctor was so impressed she said that she didn't need to see him until is 1 month check up.

Parker is really enjoying having a big brother. He likes to talk to him and he loves to sing him Twinkle Twinkly Little Star. It's precious to my ears! However, he gets very frustrated when Preston cries and it keeps him from hearing his cartoons...

Preston loves to be swaddled. (what baby doesn't?) Chad is the MASTER swaddler. He looks so cute wrapped up like a little baby burrito.

Chad went back to work the day after we brought Preston home from the hospital. He opted to take off 5 Friday's instead of just taking one whole week. It's working out great and it helps to break up the week. We took both boys downtown yesterday for the St. patrick's day parade. The Friday before Chad took Parker to MOnkey N Around to play. We LOVE having daddy home with us.

Here are a few pictures....


Bath time! Preston doesn't love a bath as much as Parker did at this age.



On our way to the doctor for a weight check.



Daddy giving Preston his first bottle...



My sweet boys!!


And of course, our Parker! We went to the park today and played outside. The weather here has been gorgeous! I can't believe how lucky we have been with our first "northern" winter!

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