Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yes, I am your classic new mom

So, it's been 5 1/2 weeks since Brett was born and I am finally starting to feel like myself again. With the exception of a few rough days here and there (for example, on Tuesday ALL Brett did was eat and I didn't even get a shower until 8 pm!) things are good. I've started back on the treadmill and I've lost 30 pounds since pregnancy (alot was having the baby and water loss). Now I've got another 25 or so to go and the scale doesn't seem like it wants to budge! But, hey, I had a baby. I have an excuse. I know it won't come off overnight, I've just got to keep working out and trying to eat well.

Brett is growing like a weed! Except for our jaundace problem, everything has gone well. He is much more alert and is starting to develop his own unique personality. I am starting to understand his cries and we are getting a sleeping schedule sort of down. He's not perfect but is doing pretty well. He'll wake up once between 2:30-3:30 to eat, but otherwise he sleeps pretty well.

I've still got things I want to do. I need to get birth annoucements out (sorry everyone) and get ready for his baptism, but I'm working on it. My house is starting to get in order... I even got to do laundry today (hooray). I've still got another 5 weeks to enjoy Brett at home before I have to go to work again. I have no idea what that will be like. I feel like my life is completely different right now and I have no sense of time or day.... Once again I apologize for my lack of blogging. Hopefully as I am re-gaining control of my life I'll start writing more frequently.

Anyway, I've attached the latest pics of the Brett-man... he is starting to loose his blonde locks and is getting chubbier (I compared him to a middle aged man, but MUCH cuter).... enjoy!
Bathtime is FUN time!

The shirt says it all...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Bleary-eyed blog

I know. I disappeared off of this site for almost a month! That's what having a baby will do to you! Lots of lack of sleep and trying to keep up with life while having a newborn around is a challenge.

But I am here, and Brett is here with us now!

Where I left off.... I was going to be induced. So, that Sunday night I was admitted to the hospital and they started me on some IV's and whatnot trying to get labor going. I managed to sleep somewhat through the night. Not too bad until about 10:00 the next morning when the doctor broke my water and they really got it going. I had never been in so much pain in my life. I couldn't even talk, hardly able to breathe. FINALLY, the got the epidural going around noon ( I had to wait for like 45 minutes.. the WORST 45 minutes in my life). And, for the most part I was okay. Pushing really took it's toll on me. It was not easy, but finally at 7:28 p.m., Brett entered the world, and our world has since changed forever.

So, we've been home with the little guy for almost 3 weeks now! He started by not sleeping at all through the night. Since then, he's adjusted for the most part. Although, he didn't sleep at all last night and mommy and daddy are really tired today.

Brett was born at 37 weeks, so he immediately had a problem with jaundace (his liver wasn't mature enough). He had a lot of bilirubin in his system and we had to work on getting it out. So, at the end of our first week, we had to spend another 2 days in the hospital, while Brett spent time under bili lights. That was hard. He had to have his eyes covered for like 30 hours and constant blood work and we couldn't hold him. I was sooo glad when they released him.

Otherwise, we've just been learning how to be parents, with Brett's help. He eats alot, makes a lot of dirty diapers and sleeps alot. I can't wait until he's more interactive, but I also know I'll miss him being so small.

So, I'll try to update more often on here now that we've gotten life figured out a little better... but for now here are some pics of our new little man!