Sunday, June 20, 2010

We're the proud owners of colicky baby!

Welp; we took Kase to the dr last week to go over a few "concerns" we had, and Colic was confirmed. Poor thing has a difficult time going to the potty, and grunts and fusses alot. We found out that's a part of colic and there's just nothing we can do about it! The worst part is, seeing him in discomfort and not being able to really alleviate or help him. Also a part of being colicky, is having feeding issues. Im breast-feeding and he seems to always be hungry and not getting enough! We're supplementing with formula every once and a while (especially when we're out and about and Im not able to breast-feed!), and he seems to do really well on a bottle.

Edwin's helping out tremendously. Im able to go to sleep around 9 or 10pm, and he'll stay up with him in the family room, as late as 2am! Then I have a few hours of uninterrupted sleep, and Im able to handle waking up every hour a little more gracefully! Yes; every hour. Its rare to have more than 1 1/2 hours of straight sleep with him. The only bummer is usually around 5:30 or 6:00, Kase is really fussy and wont stay asleep in his bassinet! BOO

Have any of you had a colicky baby? We purchased a book our doctor recommended, so I'm looking forward to reading it. We heard swaddling helps, but Kase is very hot natured and doesn't really like being bundled! We've found different holding positions help when he's upset, and we're trying Gripe Water for a few days, to see if it alleviates any symptoms. When it comes down to it, we just have a few months ahead of us, to do the best we can!

In the end, we're really thankful that we have a healthy baby, and we're in love with him; despite his grunts and fussiness!

On another note, we're under contract on a new house! It happened very quickly and we're really excited about the move (same city; kids dont have to change schools). The house just seems to be perfect and meet our needs of a family of 6! Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

labor/Delivery/Kase pictures

Sorry its taking me a while to post more pictures! I seriously feel like Im constantly feeding; a human vending machine. Kase is also pretty fussy and does NOT like to be put down, or to be on his back! Makes for very LONG nights. He loves to snuggle up and sleep on mommy and daddy's chest, and is just content to stay like that!

My mom and mother in law
Edwin giving me some love during labor
My dad hiding behind a curtain during delivery. He wanted to be in the room, but not "IN" the room!
Some oxygen before push time
Taking a little rest (I slept through most of labor)
Pushing! I had Edwin bring that fan from home! The medicine I was on made me so HOT! I had it 60 degrees in the room!
Poor little guy needed some oxygen right when he came out.

First glimpse of Kase
Kase Holden Twitty; brand new
Daddy and brothers
Party in my room! It was about this time that I spiked a fever and got real sick, and they took Kase to the nursery til the next day. :(

At home in our lamb seat
Sporting some stylish fashions
Day 5: going for a pedi
He's not a fan of his bassinet. He doesnt like to be on his back! Just on mommy and daddy

Most of these pictures were taken with IPhones so they're not great quality! I have more pictures on our camera, but I can't locate the USB cord at the moment!