Friday, November 11, 2011

2 Weeks

Today Bryson is 2 weeks old. Once again the week flew by and I can't believe my baby is two weeks old! This week Bryson was a bit fussy with diaper rash and lots of gas. One morning he did sleep for a total of 4 hours and I felt like a new person when I woke up. Most of my day is spent nursing, changing diapers, and cleaning up spit up. Bryson went to his 2 week check up today and now weighs 9 pounds. On his 2 day check up he weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces, so he's gaining well. Doc said he was healthy, so that's great! He is already in size 1 diapers and can wear some of his 3 month clothes. The newborn clothes are pretty snug! He's growing too fast! He has an obsession with music. We listen to Jason Aldean's CD about 3 times per night. I can sing it in my sleep literally. It's an easy way to quiet him down. We took him out to Atlanta Bread Co today after his doctor appointment. It was his first outing and he did well. He got a little fussy, so I had to hold him while I ate, but he didn't make a scene. I consider our trip a success. I am ready to be able to take him out in public! He's alert so much more now and changing each day!

His favorite way to sleep, hands behind his head. :]

Starting his love for Mickey Mouse early!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I can't believe my baby boy is a week old today. Where did the time go?? I can already see so many changes in him. I need for everything to slow down!!! In this week of motherhood, I have learned so much. I thought I'd share what I've learned..

1. Sleep is not necessary. It is a luxury.
2. The ability to wake up at a drop of a pin is developed the day you give birth.
3. Eating a hot meal is a rare opportunity. I haven't succeeded in that yet.
4. Laundry is something you do everyday.
5. Being peed on really isn't a big deal.
6. Being pooped on really isn't a big deal.
7. Eating three meals a day is rare.
8. Sleep while baby sleeps is dumb advice. Sure if I go to sleep then nothing else will get done. Will the clothes magically transfer to the dryer and then magically fold themselves when they're still hot?
9. Getting ready to go somewhere is now a chore. A chore that needs to start 2 hours prior to leaving in case baby decides to pee all over himself when you're trying to run out the door.
10. Watching him never gets old. Putting him down is hard; I could hold him all day long.
11. Showers are amazing. They are the only time I know I have to myself.
12. Finishing my night-time routine is a luxury.
13. You will do things that you said you wouldn't do. For example: No pacifier? Ha! When your child just wants to suck.. you will give them something to satisfy that need. However, I don't give it to him to make him be quiet. I always try to nurse him first, check his diaper second, and if all of that is taken care of then the paci is used.
14. Time will all of a sudden begin flying by and what was a week feels like a day.
15. Everything I "sacrifice" is 110% worth it.

I'd say I've learned a lot in just a week. It took me literally all day to finish this one blog post. That little boy keeps me busy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Ok I've tried to upload a picture 10 times and it's not working. That's all the time I have... I'll post one next time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bryson Luke

On October 28, 2011 at 1:47pm, Bryson finally made his appearance!Although I had hoped to go into labor naturally, apparently my body needed a little help. I was induced, but I don't think I could of made it much longer being pregnant. It was time for that little boy to get out of me! Labor lasted about 6.5 hours and it was pretty intense. I tried not to get an epidural, but the IV pain medication did nothing for me. I'm not sure I would've made it through the whole thing without that epidural. I have a whole new respect for anyone that goes natural or only IV pain meds. That epidural was a piece of heaven and allowed me to rest a little before pushing. When Bryson entered the world he immediately started crying. I thought he looked just like Josh with his dark hair. He is so precious and I can't believe he is finally here. He was 8 pounds even and 21.5 inches long. He was born with a 100.4 degree fever and we only got to spend 30 minutes with him before he was taken to the nursery. They kept him for 5 hours and it was the longest 5 hours of my life. He came back to us with an IV in his arm.. :[ He had to stay on the IV for 48 hours and it went off every 2 hours for the nurse to come check. Now that makes for a long night! Thankfully, nothing was wrong with him and the fever broke. He's a very hot natured boy. He sweats though his clothes and blankets, so half the time I keep him in just a diaper. It explains why I was so hot all through out my pregnancy because now I am more back to normal. The two days at the hospital was full of visitors! Those two days seemed like forever, but the days at home seem to be flying by. I can not believe tomorrow, Bryson will be ONE week old. It's going by way to fast. Most of the time I find myself getting nothing accomplished because I can't make myself put him down. But oh well, this is time I will never get back, so the house work can wait. Bryson is such a blessing to me and Josh. I can't imagine what life was like before him. We are so thankful to have him here with us.

Most of my cute pictures are on my phone, so once I upload them I'll add more!