Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Blogger is not allowing me to upload photos right now, so as soon as I post this I will upload via Picasa! We are doing well. Bryce had his two month check up and weighed in at 13lb 10oz and was 25in long. He is such a pleasant baby and smiles very easily! He is up once at night for a bottle. Overall his stomach is much improved. I think given time he will outgrow his reflux much more quickly than Evan did. Evan is doing great! He keeps us on our toes! He is trying really hard to talk and is actually saying a lot more understandable words. We are amazed at how many words he knows the meanings too. His favorite new thing is the movie Cars! At least once a day he asks to watch it. Justin celebrated his 29th birthday on Sept 17. We ended up going to Outback with family and friends on Sat. Aterwards the kids went with Grandpa and Grandma and we went bowling with friends. We had a great time! I am still looking for a part time job that provides insurance. Nothing yet, but hopefully in the next month or so I'll find something.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I can't believe it's almost been a month since I last posted! Time sure has been flying by! It seems like I posted the last bit of information a little to soon. Shortly after that post Bryce started showing signs of stomach discomfort. We switched him to the formula we had used for Evan (a reduced lactose formula for reflux babies) and things seemed to improve for a week or so. Then he was having some more symptoms. At that point we decided to try a soy formula which was a disaster! After a VERY rough 24 hours we gave him a lactose free formula made for reflux babies. Still not convinced it is reflux. I'm thinking it was a lactose and soy intolerance with SLIGHT reflux. The reason I emphasized that was because the pediatrician feels the reflux is the main issue and the intolerance a secondary issue. Anyway, to make a long story short he is doing much better on the new formula and medicine. Not a 100 percent, but much improved. Bryce had his one month check up August 13 and he weighed 11 pounds and was 23 inches long! So, he is growing fabulously! Unlike Evan, he eats through the pain so he is gaining weight just fine. He sleeps about 5-6 hours straight at night and is still only awake for about 6 hours of the day. He is smiling a lot although I still haven't managed to catch it on camera! Where is the camera when you need it!? Evan is doing great with the adjustment and is a huge help to Mommy. He likes to help me with the dishes and laundry as well as picking up. He's starting to really become independent and wants to dress and undress himself. He keeps us busy, but we don't mind. For those of you who are family the rest of the post is a BUNCH of pictures so enjoy! Sorry it's taken so long to get them up here!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Below this post are four new posts with pictures. Blogger has not been allowing me to upload photos so I have to use Picasa. Sorry about the many posts! We are doing great! All of us are adjusting well I think. My parents arrived the day after we got home from the hospital and were here for 10 days. That in and of itself was a HUGE blessing! They really helped with Evan and kept Bryce at night so Justin and I were able to get some much needed sleep. We loved having you guys here and really miss you! We love you! Evan has had a little rough spell since they've been gone since he isn't getting the undivided attention he's been used to for two years. He went around the house looking for Grandma and Pappy the first day or so. He really has accepted Bryce well even though he is acting out when he doesn't get his way. When Bryce cries Evan brings him a car as if that will fix everything and he gives Bryce the sweetest kisses! My brother Jonathan and his wife and son were here for a weekend and we had a great time. Tyler and Evan are 11 months apart and it was so neat to watch them play together. Evan just folled Tyler's lead, it was so cute! Bryce is eating 3-4 ounces every three hours during the day and sleeps for 4-6 hour streches at night. He has been an easy baby so far. No signs of reflux at this point which we are very thankful for! At the pediatrician appointment when he was 5 days old he weighed 7lbs 15ozs. It seems we are not going to have trouble getting him to gain weight like we did with Evan!:) I feel great and have since several days after giving birth. We are learning how to juggle two kids and their needs fairly well I'd say.