Monday, February 21, 2011

2 Week Checkup

William now weighs 7.14 oz which is 1 pound over his birth weight!
He is 22 inches long which is a big leap from 19.5 inches!
The doctor is pleased with you and does not have any concerns. You did get your foot pricked for lab work and you did not like that at all. Abuela held you and you were back to yourself within a few seconds. You are in newborn clothes but you are getting too long for them. 0-3 months clothes are too big around the middle :). We are using newborn diapers but I am thinking you will be in size 1 very soon. You want to hold your head up and can for a second or two while on our shoulder. Sleeping at night is not bad; you sleep from around 10:30 to 2:30 then wake up for a feeding around 6. There has been nights where you do not sleep well but that is to be expected. The doctor told me I do not have to wake you up for feedings which makes me very happy.

Your first trip out was to Grammy and Papa's for dinner. You did great in the car and slept most of the visit. We know you are not supposed to make trips out but Mommy was going nuts so we have been to Sam's, Wal-Mart, and Buy Buy Baby. Tonight will be your first visit to a restaurant; we are taking the Yeatman's out for Japenese as a "thank you" for all the help they have been to Mommy and Daddy.
You met Meme (my grandmother), Great Aunt Anna, and your second cousin Lauren this past Saturday. Meme loved you and we got the best generation picture of you, Meme, Grammy, and Mommy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

William Made an Early Appearance!

We were trying to get William to make his grand appearance so we decided to go walk at the Galleria on Friday night (2/4). It was time for dinner so we (including Rudy's parents) decided on Chinese and it was just what I wanted. My stomach had been very tight for a couple of days; I had a feeling he was coming soon. We arrived at the galleria and did some walking; I was very tired at this point. We got home and I actually refused dessert because I was so exhausted. (Very odd for me to refuse my Breyer's Fat Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream). Anyways, I went up to bed while Rudy and his parents hung out downstairs. I was sound asleep when Rudy came to bed and he woke me up by rubbing the belly :). I had to use the bathroom by this point but afterwards I received a shock: WATER BROKE! Rudy could not find the number to Labor and Delivery so I am just hanging out in the bathroom. Finally, I called the hospital and was told to come in to confirm my water broke (IT BROKE). The nurse confirmed what I knew and put me into a room. Luckily my doctor was on call which was a pleasant surprise. Saturday morning they started the pitocin and I went through a day of contractions and very little dilating. I refused pain medicine all day until 5 PM when I decided it was time for the epidural. Still not dilated enough everyone went home and Rudy and I napped. Around 7 (I think) I buzzed the nurse because I felt pain and I was not supposed to (the epidural, duh)! She checked me and it was almost TIME. Fast forward through the personal parts and William arrived at 11:50 PM Saturday night weighing 6.14 ounces and 19.5 inches long.