Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Almost three weeks old!

Audree will be three weeks old tomorrow. I can't believe it! She has a doctor's appointment at 1 at the clinic for a checkup. I went to the breastfeeding support group this past Saturday and found out that she's getting 2 ounces of milk every five minutes! WOW! They had me strip her down to her diaper, weigh her, feed her and weigh her again. She weighed 10 lbs, 4.4 oz before I fed her and then gained 2 ounces after. She's also breaking out in a bit of a rash around her face; I'm going to ask the doctor about it tomorrow. And...she's going through a growth spurt and eating every hour and a half for 10 minutes or so and then sleeping. She's still really active though! She has her playtime in the morning, afternoon and night for a half hour each time.

Mark had dental surgery yesterday. The skin connecting the lip to the gums is called the frenulum, and Mark's was too low for them to be able to work around it to put the screws in for the new front tooth. So...they cut that piece of skin off. He's healing from that and then goes back in another two weeks to have the screws put in and hopefully the tooth, too. We'll see...the Navy does things on their own time frame.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

First real bath!

Since Audree's belly button stub fell off on Thursday, we were able to give her a real bath instead of a sponge bath. She liked the real bath a lot more than being held in a towel! Mark bathed her while I took pictures :).

Audree and mommy

Audree inside the sling...she likes babywearing!
Grandma Susan and Audree

Friday, May 23, 2008

Bye bye, belly button!

Audree's belly button fell off yesterday night...on her two-week birthday! Yay! Here are some new pictures of her:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Two weeks old!

Miss Audree is two weeks old today, yay! She's sleeping more at night and smiling when you smile at her now. She can roll from her back onto her side but no further...her arm gets in the way and she can't figure it out, haha.

Mark starts three section duty rotation tomorrow. Every three days, he'll be gone from 7am one morning until 7am the next. It's kind of like Prototype in a way so I don't think it'll be that bad. So, he has duty tomorrow and Monday.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

She's growing so fast!

I can't believe it! Audree is ten days old now. She's changed so much. She now sleeps in her bassinet...she did it for the first time last night. Thank goodness--I'm scared of co-sleeping. She's also have more quiet awake times throughout the day, where she likes to play and learn. It's so neat to see her little eyes follow your voice and watch her learn. She's incredible!

Last Thursday was her first doctor's appointment. She was born at 10 lbs, 2.5 oz. She left the hospital last Monday at nine pounds even. On Thursday, she weighed 10 lbs, 12 oz and had grown a full inch! The doctor also recommended we give her Tri-Vi-Sol vitamins. It's vitamins A, C and D...and they made her really sick. We gave them to her on Friday morning and she ended up spitting up and...stuff, all day long. She didn't sleep well all night, either. Apparently breastfeeding mothers absorb all their Vitamin D, which babies need for strong bones (Vitamin D helps you absorb Calcium). The doctor felt we needed a supplement but after seeing what it did to her, we won't be continuing it.

We had some friends come in from New York yesterday. They have twin boys (!) so we all went to the Aquarium...last time I was there, I went into labor! Here are some pics from our adventures:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Audree is here!

I'm in the hospital right now...I'm super tired and hungry, lol, but I thought I'd update. I'm going to post the birth story later. Here's some pics though:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


We went to the Aquarium tonight and walked around for about three or four hours. My MIL is here, and, since I've been having regular contractions since 3am this morning, we decided to take separate cars. After the Aquarium we were deciding on dinner and said we'd all just ride together so we were getting in my MIL's car water broke! Yep, just like that. It was a slow trickle so I wasn't sure at first. We went onto dinner (I'm pregnant and wanted crab legs!) and after dinner, I stood up and so much water gushed down my We're at home waiting on the doctor to call me now.

Today is my due date. Uh-huh, lol.

40 weeks: a fully-baked baby!

We had a doctor's appointment yesterday. My cervix is fully ripe and I'm 1 cm dilated. The doctor offered an induction. I'm still not sure if I made the right decision but I told her yes. I have so many mixed feelings about it...I don't know if Audree is ready. If that were the case I think she'd be on her way, not having to be forced out. Either way, if she doesn't come by 41 1/2 weeks I'll have to be induced anyway. So...the big day is Tuesday, May 13th at 7:15 am. I'll be started on Pitocin drip and have my water broken when the doctor comes in. If the contractions progress enough that I don't need the extra help, I'll be taken off the drip and be allowed to move freely. Kinda shoots my birth plan out of the water. I really wanted to do it all here, at home, with Mark and my doggies, not be confined to a hospital bed. Oh well.

This morning I started having contractions around 3am and they're still about 25 minutes apart, so no real progression. However, they are regular. Mark is coming home soon and I'm hoping we'll be able to go walking and see if the contractions get stronger...and I'm hoping they do! I want to have Audree naturally. We also need to go to the cake place today and order her cake. I'm pretty excited :). I'm so glad Mark can be here with me and we'll get through this together...I'm so happy. He's my rock and I'm glad I have him to turn to when I'm about to do the hardest thing I've ever been faced with.

39.4 weeks