Monday, September 17, 2018

Easton Dale...2 months old

Finally getting caught up!  Easton turned 2 months old a couple of weeks ago.  Time is flying!  I went back to work a few days before he turned 2 months old and he surprised us by sleeping from 10 pm - 5 am!  I have to get up at 5 am because I changed my hours at work from 6:30 am - 3:00 pm so I can pick Grady up from school. 

Easton is growing like a weed!  At his 2 month appointment he weighed 12 lbs 3 oz, the 47% (we thought he would weigh more) and he was 23.5 inches long which is in the 72%.  He is wearing 6 month clothing and taking 4 ounces every 3 hours.  He will take a 6 oz bottle before bed and sleep all night!

He has great head control and can hold his neck up really well.  When he is hungry feed him quickly and he gets super mad!  He will be smiling one minute then decides he is starving and screams and screams until you put a bottle in his mouth!  He smiles all the time and that is probably one of my favorite things! He discovered his tongue and his hands and constantly puts his hands in his mouth!  He still likes his beebee (pacifier) sometimes.  He doesn't take it at night but will suck on it in the car and when he naps or if he is super upset!  He loves to cuddle and loves when his mommy rocks him.  He coos and talks to you!  Nicknames for his so far include: potato salad (from my brothers), Dale, fuss bucket, bucket, or buckey, brother, and the baby.  With Grady we had/have so many nicknames for him, I'm surprised he actually knows his name! He has his fussy time between 5 - 7 pm every night.  Grady continues to be a great big brother and has adjusted very well! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Easton Dale...1 Month

Easton's first month of life was an adjustment period for all of us; going from a family of three to four I feel we transitioned pretty well.  We were super busy with Grady having swim lessons, tball, my doctor appointments, working on my dad's house and Grady's 5th birthday.  The first week was crazy!
The week we brought Easton home he was eating 2 ounces every 3 hours; we ended up changing his formula to Similac Total Comfort because the regular Similac seemed to give him a tummy ache. We went to the Dr. the first week home and he weighed 7 lbs 10 ounces, length 20.5 inches, and his head measured 14 inches.   Shortly after we changed his formula he started eating 3 ounces every 3 to 3.5 hours.  His second appointment with the pediatrician was on July 25th and he weight 8 lbs 12 ounces and grew to 21.25 inches. The Dr. said he looked great and we didn't need to wake him every 3 hours anymore.  He started sleeping between 4-5 hours during the night (we were thrilled to get a little more sleep!).



The first month home was rough for me.  I went to the Dr. the end of the first week and got an infection in my c-section and part of my incision wasn't healing correctly.  I was super sore so I'm so thankful Jesse was home; I had weekly Dr. appointments for the next several weeks until I healed.  Grady did an awesome entertaining himself the first month of Easton's life.  It was a huge adjustment for him going from the only child to being a big brother but he has handled it very well.  I'm so proud of him!

During the first month we went to the county fair, balloon parade, Carla and Ashley came to visit, lots of Dr. appointments and lots of snuggles!  Going from 1 to 2 kids was much easier than 0 to 1.  I'm much more relaxed and just enjoying my time with him knowing that it won't last long!

The first month was quite a blur but I'm couldn't be happier!