Monday, October 26, 2009

4 Weeks Old

Wow.  Time flies.  Chase is now 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.5 inches long.  He is growing at a good rate.  He had a check up this morning and all is well.  He also got a shot for Hepatitis B.  More shots next month...he was not a fan of the shot.  I don't blame him.  He still sleeps a lot but is becoming more alert in the mornings. I am going to start an evening routine with him tonight to start working on getting him  to understand what bedtime is and to work on having him sleep without me holding him.  He has slept the past 3 nights in the bed with me and I did not have to hold him so I am hoping we can move to the bassinett next. 

Here is a picture of him with his owl from his room.  I will try my best to take a picture each month of him with the owl so we can see how he is growing. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Clean Bill of Health

Got the all clear this morning from the doctor.  None of the tests came back positive so it was just some sort of virus our little guy picked up.  He weighs 7 lbs 10 ozs so he is gaining weight like a champ (and eats like one too).  He has almost gained a pound this week.  The challenge now is to keep the all adoring big sister out of his face as she is a walking petri dish I am sure of all sorts of bad germs.  I told her she can play with Chase's feet and she has to wash her hands, constantly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Two Weeks Old

Chase is now 2 weeks old and the time is flying by.  He got to meet his cousin, Colt, last week and we enjoyed the time visiting with Russell and Katie.  Unfortunately, later that evening, Chase decided to spike a 101.8 fever and we went to the ER of the children's hospital here.  Chase had to have all kinds of tests (even a spinal tap, not fun) and had to stay in the hospital for 48 hours.  He had great nurses and got lots of attention.  All of the tests have come back negative so far so they think it was a viral infection.  His temp finally has come back down and we are enjoying being at home.  We visit the pediatrician again tomorrow for a check up but I expect it to be a good visit.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

One week old

The week has flown by. Chase visited the pediatrician yesterday for a check up and all is going well. He weighs 6 lbs 15 oz, up 2 ounces since birth and up 9 ounces from his lowest weight at the hospital.  I had a setback with nursing Saturday morning and so I fed him by the bottle for Saturday but by Sunday was ready to give the nursing thing a try again, it is getting better.  Definitely easier in the middle of the night than going to get a bottle, washing it, etc. 

Parker is still pretty excited about the new addition.  She told us she announced to her friend at school that she has a little brother and she was real excited as she told us the story.  She got her hair cut this weekend and the lady asked if she could have Chase and Parker said no, not even for a lollipop, good sign.  Check back in 5 years and we will see what she says then.  She likes to help me get stuff for the baby and loves to look at him and rub his head. We did some tummy time with him last night and she loved that.  She got to see him raise his head and turn it to the other side.  He has a strong little neck. 

Here is a picture of Chase at one week old, relaxing in his bouncy seat.