Monday, March 20, 2017

weekend update

Not a lot new going on over here. Doug and I are still busy with our Apologetics class. I'm back in a nursing class, he's taking a welding class. Working, seeing friends, making food, and raising this baby.
Liz and I went over to hang out with Erin a couple days last week
August hanging out with Ben
Daddy/son bedtime story
Tisiphone came over to meet August and hang out, it was nice to catch up with her
yesterday was a first: first time baby toes on the grass! Then Doug held him while I picked up sticks from the windstorm last week. About 45 mins and only like 1/5 the yard cleared!
My mom said when I was a baby our house in Detroit didn't have a yard, so the first time my toes touched grass I was afraid and cried. August didn't seem to care either way.
Mama/son time while daddy went to the movies with a friend
This weekend Doug and I had the opportunity to go out to dinner and a movie with Liz and Mark while his parents watched August. I'm sure that this wasn't our first time out, but it really seemed like maybe only the second. Liz was like "do you miss him?" *cricket cricket* can't lie, kind of nice to be baby-free for a bit.
And the movie Hidden Figures was awesome, I highly recommend it. Teared up a few times.
Yesterday looked out the window to see a little kitty hiding in the crook of the tree hoping a bird would come to the feeder. I made Doug go get her down so she couldn't pounce on anything!
This morning woke up to find this little guy halfway under the mesh barrier between our beds. It may be time to move him to his crib. I was really shooting for 6 months. And especially on nights like last night when he woke up 4 times, I really do not want to be trudging to another room to get him, it's so nice having him close. But I don't want it to be dangerous for him either. We shall see.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

August's 4 month update

This little guy is growing up fast!
Today he had his 4 month doctor appointment. He's 26.5 inches long (95% percentile), and 14lbs 10 ounces (50%), he's gained 6 lbs since birth. Normally a baby should double their birth weight by 4 months, but his doctor said they worry about that less when they are born over 8lbs. She said he's doing great and meeting all his milestones. The downsides of the visit: he has some dry dry skin! So no more washing all our clothes together, I need to try washing his alone with a no dye/no perfumes. Bummer, extra loads of laundry. But hopefully that will help.
The other issue was at this appointment she noticed a heart murmur. So now he has to see a pediatric cardiologist. She said she's not really worried since he's not blue or short of breath or anything, but I still cried on the way home. My baby! I've been praying for a friend's baby who has to have open heart surgery this month, so of course my brain went there for August. But I really should be so thankful he is likely healthy and to keep lifting up the precious children who really do have serious medical needs.
Other than that he's doing good. I love our pediatrician, she is so awesome. She's super into health promotion and boosting the immune system. So now August is on vitamin D drops, a probiotic, and baby DHA. Seems kinda weird to have a little baby on those supplements, (and he smells so fishy after the DHA, ew!) but the evidence is there in the research that it does help. He's had 2 colds so far, but otherwise doing good.
And now for a slew of pictures:
August and grandpa
his little teething goat (no teeth yet, just lots of putting stuff in his mouth)
that smile!!!
reading books with mom.
so this little hat I bought "for my future baby" when I was probably in high school. To see it on my real baby like 15 years later, I totally teared up
rocking his 3-6 month clothes already
little nursing feet. he's always kicking off his socks
such sturdy little legs!
playing with his friend Miralie while Doug and I went to our Bible class
sweet little messy mullet
celebrating Grandma and Grandpa's birthdays!