Thursday, November 29, 2012

2wks 3days Old

I Cannot believe our little guy is 2 weeks and 3 days old already! Time is surely flying by. Much faster than it did when we were waiting on him to be born! Greyson had his 2wk appointment on Monday and he did so great! Not only does he NOT have to supplement on formula right now, but the Dr. said we don't have to wake up to feed him every 2hrs anymore since he gained a whopping 14oz in ONE WEEK! He said feed him when he is hungry, no need to be on a rigid schedule anymore. I was so proud of myself. I was really feeling like I was failing him with him not gaining any weight since he had been born, but in fact losing another ounce. But now we are on the upswing and it it wonderful! Greyson is SUCH a happy baby. He is still waking every 2.5-3.5hrs a night to eat which I can live with. 

Last night he went two 4hr blocks before stirring! He is now eating 3oz-3.25oz at each feeding (I am dipping in to my frozen milk stash since I don't have a full supply to nurse him the entire day. I was prepared for this though) he likes to nurse best when he isn't fully awake or snack when he has bottlefed for maybe 1.5-2 ounces.. He is such a snuggler.. 

We are still adjusting to life with a newborn. I am sure people think "Oh she has done this twice before, it's like riding a bike" Uhhhh, actually it's not. It's been SO LONG since I have done this that I truly feel like a 1st time mom! I jump at the slightest noise he makes and I cannot stand to hear him cry, it hurts my heart. Every step forward makes my heart sing.. So far at each appointment he checks out perfectly and I am so thankful for that. Life is really wonderful on the other side, but I still think about the "dark days" too. I feel sadness for my friends who are not yet on the other side, although that number thankfully is dwindling.

We are already thinking ahead regarding a sibling for Greyson. Yes, he has two already, BUT he has no one to grow up with. My older boys were best of friends or arch enemies (pick your day of the week, lol!) They fought constantly or loved each other fiercely and still do. I want that camaraderie for Greyson. So we are going to take this year and see what our finances and lives are looking like and then get a game plan together. 

OK enough about that, we have lots of time for that talk. Here are some cute pics of the little man from the last weeks..

2wks 3 days!

Newborn Photo Session Sneak Peek! 11 days old

1 week old 1st Dr visit with Mommy
1 week old 1st Dr visit with Daddy

 OK until next time!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I have SO MUCH to be thankful for this year!!



Saturday, November 17, 2012

5 Days Old

Hey guys! First off, Christy came through her surgery great!! She ended up having to have another procedure to have some stones removed from her bile duct, but she came through both surgeries great! She is recovering nicely and was able to go home Thursday. She's a total ROCK STAR! She even walked with us to the hospital doors Wednesday after her surgery to see us off!

Greyson is such a doll. EXCEPT WHEN HE IS NOT SLEEPING AT NIGHT. Which is EVERY NIGHT.. Yeah not so awesome, LOL! We love him to pieces though, let me tell ya.. I could eat this child up.. I am trying to take his picture every day because he seems like he is changing so fast! I can't believe my little man is almost a week old already! He was supposed to be born yesterday!!! Crazy!!!

 Also, if any of you guys have that exergen temperal thermometer, do you like it? I HATE MINE and will be returning it to BBRUS! I got like 7 different readings in a 1 minute span. Sucks big time.. 

I am super tired so this is a quick update. I mostly wanted to let everyone know that we made it home safely (YAY!) and that Christy was home recovering and being her awesome self. That's all for now!  Oh and this picture from today :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Greyson Kane was born at 11:18AM CST weighing 7lbs 6.5oz and 20 3/4" long. We cannot stop looking at him and being in awe of his gorgeousness.. He is everything we thought he would be and more.. We are so in love.. Christy is doing much better now that he is out. Her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers that she comes through with flying colors and a speedy recovery. We are forever grateful to her for what she has given us.. OK, without further ado, here he is!

 It may be a little bit before I get a chance to blog again, we are bonding with and loving on our precious gift.. I am NOT leaving though, I love my blog and all of you! I will be back with updates as soon as I can, but it might not be until I get back home some time next week.. Until then let these pics hold you over! MWAH!

38w3d: BABY TIME!!!

Today is the day!!! Sorry no 38wk update, but things got crazy! Christy had some gallbladder pains and after talking with her OB, it was decided that she go to labor and delivery, just to get checked out. Well, she never got to go home! The pain was too bad and it caused her pancreatic enzymes to become elevated so they kept her and got antibiotics on board for the last two days. We jumped in the car and headed this way early Saturday morning and made it to my father in laws house at 130 Sunday morning! The OB and general surgeon decided it's time for Greyson to come out so they can address her gallbladder surgery. She was dilated to 3cm all by herself this morning, so they added pitocin to get her contractions moving and her water has been broken! She was checked while I am typing this and she is now 5cm dilated so things are moving really quickly! We expect Greyson will make his arrival sometime early this afternoon. 

Next update will be a picture of my little man! THANK YOU for all of the love and support everyone! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

37wk0d and 300th Post!!

Here we are at 37 weeks and my 300th post!! I think I will binge on Halloween candy to celebrate! :)

 Christy had her OB appt this morning and everything is looking great still! Nice heart rate for Greyson and he is active like he should be. Christy has been feeling good (as good as you can at 37wks pregnant!) and will be finishing up work in the next 5-6 days. OB said she is almost 1cm dilated and she is 40% effaced, but cervix is still up high. Negative Group B Strep (Negative is a good thing) Induction is set for 7:30am November 16th!! I am pretty sure I won't be getting much sleep the night before!!! It will feel like Christmas Eve! We are feeling so blessed... We can't believe the end of this part of our journey is almost here, it's so surreal.. 

I cannot wait to share with Greyson the story of how he came to be and how much everyone wanted him and how his Aunt Christy nurtured him so he could come change our world.. This baby is SO loved already!! 

So, that's about all for now, I am sure I will have tons more to post in the coming weeks! Especially pictures of our little man! But until then, here is a picture of Christy from today at 37wks!

Check it out