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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween...Oh so sweet

Guest Post by Aunt Wenderina.

Halloween is not usually a big holiday for me. After several years of stocking up on the "good" candy and then having no trick-or-treaters at the door, I've learned that I am only purchasing that caloriefest for myself. This year, however, we had special reason to celebrate it with our TWO (yes TWO!) great nephews. And since pictures are worth a thousand words, let me just shut up now and give you some treats.

This could be deemed cruel and unusual punishment for this 3 week old
if it wasn't so damn cute.

Big Brother Little Man A is certainly entertained.

Kindly he tips his hat to Baby Brother Z.

The happy family (minus Lt. Dad who had to leave for training earlier today).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Night and Day

One of my friends wanted me to post pictures to show the differences between Little Man and Baby Brother at birth.

~Little Man A~

~Baby Brother Z~

Granted BBZ was bigger than LMA was at birth, but these two are like night and day. LMA was/has very fair complexion while, granted BBZ has been fighting jaundice for the past 2 weeks, he appears to have his father's spanish heritage with slightly darker complexion. LMA was smaller by 4 ounces, but BBZ pulls his legs up to his chest like a little frog and appears to be smaller. LMA was a big time crier, where as BBZ seems to be calmer and quieter.

I'm sure over the next couple weeks, months, and years more and more differences will pop up. But there's no doubt that I love my boys just the same (even if LMA is acting out now).

Friday, October 16, 2009

He's here

I would like to introduce the newest member to our family.

Baby Brother Z (BBZ) was born Friday, October 9th at 5:09pm (beat LMA's time by 6 minutes). Amazingly enough, I only had to push for 9 minutes!

At 9 pounds 8 ounces (again beating his big brother by 4 ounces at 39 weeks rather than LMA's 41 weeks), he was 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair.

Unfortunately, our first week has been very eventful. He began showing signs of jaundice on Monday afternoon. Thankfully, he did not need to be admitted to the hospital because his bilirubin level maxed out just below the critical mark.

As of today, he has been pooping and peeing, farting and burping like a champ. Hopefully his levels will begin to decrease and the yellow in the whites of his eyes will go away soon.

Big Brother LMA has been very good so far with the new addition. Because we have been needing to pump BBZ full of liquids, LMA was able to bottle feed BBZ. He looked like such a proud big brother. On the other hand, he has been screaming out of apparent frustration at Gramma and Mommy. Time outs have been put into order several times to put him back on track.

As a last note, I am so thankful that Gramma and Pop-pop were able to be here. Between taking care of LMA while Mommy and Daddy were staying at the hospital, to helping out with feedings to give me a chance to catch a few Zz's, I am so grateful to them.

I just can't wait to see my new baby grow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pain in my...

Tomorrow is the day.

I'm not sure how I'm feeling right now about the upcoming events. I'm nervous. I'm scared. I'm anxious. I think Little Man is also starting to feel that the change is coming. Not only did he talk and scream and play and walk around in his bed instead of taking a nap today, he's acting like he just ate a double fudge chocolate cake with M&M's on top and ice cream.

And then on top of everything, I'm sitting here with a sore foot from a wart removal procedure yesterday and a bruised, swollen ring finger from slamming it in the truck door. Fortunately, I caught more of the tip of the finger but it still hurts like a mother f$%^er.

Put that together with a big baby moving around inside trying to get comfortable (don't get too comfortable kid), I'm just not in the mood for anything right now.

So, I'm going to go scrapbook and hopefully get my mind off of everything. Then somehow try and relax before tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

Friday, October 2, 2009

This one will have to do

So, this week has actually gotten away from me faster than I expected. Maybe because hubby has been home and we've been busy with Little Man all week. However, I did promise a pregnancy pic, so I wanted to share. This was taken today at a local pumpkin farm field trip with Little Man's class. It doesn't quite show off the belly. I'll try to get some of those a little later. But for now, this will have to do.

Please keep your fingers crossed over the weekend that the new kid doesn't decide to make his appearance early. It being a full moon and all on Sunday.