Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Jacob is not a quiet baby. Awake, he's grunting or chatting or fussing. Asleep, he's sighing or sleep-grunting or sqeaking.
My arms go numb from holding him or curling around his sleeping form. And I'm less sleeping than dozing between checking his breathing and feedings.
But I miss this time already, knowing how quickly time passes with babies.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We are trying out a new game to teach Bub that good behavior has its rewards. He collects a marble for each good thing he does and can lose marbles for being naughty.
Today, Chris took Bub to the Ecotarium to cash in his marbles for a new dinosaur toy. He picked a dimetridon!
Edit: 15 minutes after bath time ended, the dimetridon was confiscated for naughty behavior. Sigh.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I think I'm getting the hang of my new Moby wrap. Jake Apples was snuggled down nicely leaving me two hands to eat lunch. Chris handed me a plate of eggs and I started to eat.... only to look down and see a big chunk sitting on baby's shoulder and, gulp, ear!
Shhhh, don't tell him!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Part of this great adventure with Jake Apples includes giving my placenta a second role after delivery. Placenta Benefits is a national group who sends specialists to the home of a new Mama to prepare her placenta into capsules to be taken as herbal medicine.
The benefits include hormone balancing to ward off post partum depression, increase iron levels to fight anemia, boosting milk supply and speeding the healing of the uterus. Pretty amazing stuff!
Our specialist is finishing up the process today which includes steaming and dehydrating the placenta and grinding it into powder to be put into gel capsules. I will be able to experience the benefits 10 minutes after taking my first pill.
The body is truly amazing.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Poor Jake Apples. We're spending our afternoon at two different doctor's offices getting his blood tested for jaundice.
Update : Jake's levels are a bit high but they aren't worried. We'll go in again in a few days for a weight check.
Bub was so sweet. On our way to the lab for the blood draw he heard me talking about them taking the baby's blood and he got all upset. I thought he misunderstood and thought he was getting blood taken. No, he was just so sad that someone was going to hurt his baby!
I'm going to tell them I don't love them!
Those are his harshest words. I just love my sweet and sensitive older baby boy. He has a heart of gold.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
While I was pregnant, Bub came up with some doosies for what we should name the baby including
Now that baby is here, and he's come around on accepting that he is in fact a boy baby, we continue to play the name game.
Bub immediately settled on
Then it became Jacob Apple.
This morning it was more formal with Mr. Jacob Apple.
And now we're toying with Jake Apples.
I guess I really didn't need to over think the middle name as it was clearly never my choice to begin with.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The eviction process has begun! For at least a week I've been dealing with pre-labor pains. This morning, I was very excited to wake up to find that I've started losing my plug. (Sorry to gross you all out!) With Bub, I was holding him in my arms the day after this same thing started. For now, there is only mild cramps and back pain, but nothing regular to report.
I will happily take any and all "gentle birth" vibes that you can send my way.