2 Months Already!


20120629-103403.jpgLittle man is 2 months already!! Took Eli to his pediatrician for a check up. I’ve been avoiding the office and even cancelled an appointment because of vaccine anxiety.
It’s a huge battle for Barry and I because we want to do what’s best for him. Right now we have a clean slate- no vaccines at all. And we have major concerns for how a LO with Ds will react to vaccines.
So we have decided to put them off for a while longer- and that conversation with our pedi went amazing. He is supportive and even gave us some research to help us feel better about the whole thing.
What was funny was that he gave us stuff we already had that supported out decision. 🙂 he’s pretty awesome.
The big concern is once I go back to work, I will be exposing Eli to my kiddos. And we all know how sick I get. Haha

Anyway, another benefit to waiting is that we will be starting his supplements soon (we decided on Nutrivine D) so we will have a good understanding of how he does on that before doing anything else.

So Eli is healthy and doing great. He weighs 10lbs 7.5oz- putting him in the 25th percentile. All his other measurements put him in the 5th percentile which of course got me worried- is our boy going to be disproportionate? Or fat?! Yikes!
But Dr. H isn’t worried. He said they fluctuate like this and that he looks good. We will just monitor him and go from there.

Another topic of discussion was his sleeping. We have been trying (and failing) to get him back in his bassinet. He’s been sleeping in a travel bed because it has an incline that helps with his stuffy nose. Everything else is too flat and he wakes up all night not being able to breathe. 😦 poor guy!!
Anyway, Dr. H (and Barry) both want him in his crib. So I was forced to set up his baby monitor and sound machine. Lol and I adjusted the crib to have an incline. All reluctantly…he’s still my baby and that crib seems so big!
Hopefully tonight will be his first night in the crib. Anxious mommy is anxious! He’s never been that far away from us at night!! But I’m sure he will do awesome…I’m trying to convince myself. Lol

What else? ECI went well. We are working on social interactions and smiles. He’s still so strong and eager to move. It feels like in the last few days that he has been able to express his happiness easier. Now to capture it in pictures. Lol he’s so quick!

Cloth diapering is going awesome and I am trying an experiment with my pumping (hopefully get the number of times I have to do it reduced!).

Everyone Barry and I know right now is pg!! I’m so happy for all my friends but it’s made me realize I’m not ready for my baby making days to be over. 🙂 I miss being pregnant but I’m enjoying my time with Eli too. He’s going to have lots of buddies to play with very soon!

That’s life for us right now!
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Have a great weekend!


20120510-192259.jpgFollow up with pediatrician went very well! Doctor said the lumps on the back of his head were lymph nodes and nothing to worry over.

He also said his nose is just sniffly and to get a humidifier. His nasal spit up is likely due to reflux and nothing else.
We have a newborn screen to complete and he won’t see Eli until he is a month. And we begin vaccines at 2 months. 🙂

Love love love our pediatrician and his office- they flocked over to Eli to ooh-ahh over him. 🙂 proud momma!

I enjoyed being able to get out of the house, no fussy baby and I still was able to pump around my schedule. 🙂

Now Barry and I are enjoying a movie while Eli slumbers. We officially have zero visitors tonight and it’s amazing.
What a good day!!


We are home!!!! No more nurses up our butt every 2 minutes!
It took forever to check out and I freaked out that I might lose my milk. Lol I know…I know…
Anyway, we came home and I obsessively nested and got settled. This was made way easier by my awesome mom, who hired maids to clean the house and was anxiously awaiting our arrival.
Lots of awesome friends and family are setting up days to bring meals and we are just trying to adjust to a new life.

I’m currently snuggling my little peanut in our new Moby wrap and watching tv. Heck yes, best ever. 🙂

Ashley updates: Feeling good, less pain today, less swollen and puffy. Carpel tunnel has not gone away. 😦

Eli updates: Left ear showed better response, which indicates possible fluid in his ear. This is great news, so we will follow up in a few weeks. He has his first pediatrician appointment tomorrow morning and we have made contact with ECI and other services. Busy busy!
Clipped Eli’s nails for the first time and tonight he is going to go sleep in his bassinet for the first time. Hehe

Maybe more sleep is in my future? 😀