Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Three weeks

Jameson is three weeks old today.  He wore his snowman sleeper today in hopes we would get some snow, but so far it's just really cold outside.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Evelyn had her 2 year check-up and Jameson had his 2 week one.  Both did exceptionally well, especially Evelyn.  She was so cooperative the doctor let his med student look and listen to her as well.

Evelyn weighed 26 lb (42nd percentile) and was 34.5 inches tall (78th percentile).  She was adorable in her little gown.  The doctor thought she was right on target for all her developmental milestones. Current favorites for Evelyn include: Daniel Tiger's neighborhood, The Jungle Book movie, and Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker.  She is pretty good at counting and can kinda say the alphabet, but still thinks every color is red.

Jameson weighed 8 lb 13 oz (57th percentile) and was 21.75 inches long (94th percentile!).  I wasn't too surprised to see he had surpassed his birth weight.  He looks bigger to me and he is such a good eater.  The doctor commented on how mellow Jameson is, which is true.  He is a much more chill baby than Evelyn ever was.  He can get a little fussy in the evening.  I think he starts to cluster feed and wants to nurse every hour until around 9:30-10 when he is ready to go to sleep.  Then he can go about 3 hour stretches before waking up to nurse at night.  

Evelyn had to get one shot today (a vaccine she missed at her 18 mo check-up) and got a finger stick to screen for cholesterol and lead (both were normal).  Because she did such a good job this morning we stopped at Panera for a special treat on our way home.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Evelyn

Evelyn is two years old today!  Where did the last year go?  Good morning birthday girl!

We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast and later in the morning Evelyn's friend Bella came over for a play date.

When Nate came home Evelyn opened her presents.

Not to out do his sister, but Jameson is two weeks old today too

Thursday, January 28, 2016

One week old

Jameson turned one week old yesterday.  He continues to be a pretty mellow baby.  He nurses well and is sleeping about 2.5-3 hour stretches a night.  He is starting to be more alert during the day too which is fun.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jameson Jay

Our little boy was born January 20th at 8:37 pm!  Four days after his due date, but a day before the induction (phew!).  He weighed 8 lb 6 oz and was 21.25 inches long.

Contractions started around 11:00 am although I wasn't convinced they were real.  My mom told me to have Meredith come back from South Bend at 12:30 and around 1:00 we decided Nate should come home from work.  Finally a little after 7:00 we decided we needed to leave for the hospital which was good because from the time we arrived to when Jameson was born was only 30 minutes.  

Evelyn was so excited when she first saw her brother.  She kept repeating "Look, it's a baby!"

We finally got to leave late Friday night.  We received wonderful care at the hospital and all the nurses were fabulous, but we were all ready to go home.

On Saturday Pat and Paul came to meet Jameson.

Evelyn simply cannot get enough of her baby brother.

Snuggles with mom.

So far, Jameson seems a little more relaxed than Evelyn.  He is by far a better nurser and shows some signs of being a better sleeper too (fingers crossed).

Katherine arrived on Friday and Meredith and Jeremy visited on Sunday.

Guess who gets to be the flower girl at Meredith and Jeremy's wedding?

My parents were able to stay thru this morning so Nate and I could take Jameson to the pediatrician.  Jameson received an excellent bill of health.  His weight was 7 lb 12 oz (he was 7 lb 13 oz at discharge) and the doctor thought he was a very active 5 day old boy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

40 weeks

Meredith came over for the day and we went to the downtown library because I heard they had a really nice children's area.  Which they do; Evelyn seemed to have lots of fun.

The resource room is quite big and geared toward kids 6 and under.

Evelyn liked the blocks and train set.

The puzzles were a lot of fun too.

After the library, we got coffee and a treat while Evelyn read her library books.

This afternoon was my 40 week appointment.  Baby is still happy and healthy, which is very good, but if nothing changes, Nate and I will go to the hospital Friday at 5am for me to be induced.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

39 weeks

Baby is still hanging in there, although I do appreciate that he/she did not come while we had this snowy weather.  Doctor said today everything looked and sounded good but if baby doesn't come by January 22nd, he will induce me that Friday.

Our fun activity today was pedicures!  And going to Kroger because we were seriously low on supplies.