Monday, April 11, 2011

Time to back post!

December obviously came and went. Life with an almost 3 yr old and a 1 month old is crazy! Not to mention, I went back to work when Cole was 7 weeks old. Was I crazy, yes, but I did it. I would not have been able to do it if he was my first. Cole is an amazing baby, sleeping very well at one month.

Christmas was fun, we stayed here and had Carter, Becca and Auden come from Boston. Plus the Monday after Christmas the Roach family came to visit. Lilly and Cole were spoiled rotten. Lilly really loved every bit of Christmas, and its so great being able to see the Christmas magic through her eyes.

Visiting Santa. They both did well!

Helping Daddy make cookies

Christmas Eve


Snow White, for Christmas

Can you tell she likes Snow White!

Our Happy Family!

3rd Christmas- The Roach's came to town

Oh and Lilly got her hair cut like mommy! That's what she requested.

Friday, April 8, 2011

yup, its the bad blogger checking in

So life gets busy and I don't blog! You would have thought I would love to keep everyone informed with every thing but that just doesn't seem to be the case. I will be adding pictures of what we have been doing since Thanksgiving and I promise to keep up to date this spring.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful this year.

I am thankful for our newest addition, Cole has been just perfect and I am so glad he completes our family. He is just adorable and I didn't think I could love another just as much as I love Lilly, but boy I am in love!

I am thankful not to be pregnant anymore...haha, but seriously I was done and the whole gestational diabetes thing was enough to drive me up a wall!

I am thankful for Lilly who simply amazes me everyday. She is so smart and funny and she is being a wonderful big sister. I can't wait to see what a the rest of the year brings to her.

I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He has totally rocked this year, especially through my pregnancy and this first two weeks of Cole's life. He is such a great dad and husband.

Lastly I am thankful for having such a great family. Dinner at my dad's was fun as usually, I miss my mom but she would love that we all still get together and have dinner there.

Here is a family photos, I tried to get us all to match, we sorta do, but Cole and I had limited things to wear!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2 weeks!

At Cole's two week appointment Cole is back to his birth weight plus and ounce! So he is 9 lbs. 2 oz.

I am so happy that he and I were able to do this. I am pretty sure this didn't happen with Lilly. Not that it was a bad thing but he pretty much gained an ounce a day, which if you read all the stuff on newborns is what they are suppose to do. I hope that this means I will also be more successful when it comes to breastfeeding and pumping. I don't know what I think this will have anything to do with it but I hope it does! I would love not to have to buy formula as long as possible.

Other then Cole gaining all his weight back, he is doing well. Sleeping pretty well at night, getting up every two hours, which is ok, sometimes he will go 2.5 hours, which I will take! He still has his umbilical cord and Lilly is very curious about it, but I assure her it will come off soon. I hope so because really I think its kinda gross too.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life at home

Well since coming home, its been an interesting time for all of us. Poor Lilly has been through the ringer but is hanging in there. Sunday she had a few melt downs, but probably due to no nap. On the plus side she has been doing awesome with potty training. Who would have thought, I think she just wants to prove to us all she is a big girl and a great big sister.

Cole is adjusting well and pretty much eats, sleeps and poops! I must say he is great sleeper and night time feedings aren't bad at all. I pretty much get up once a night and to me that's not bad at all. I mean sometimes I don't go to bed until midnight but that's still ok with me. I am in the happy tired phase. Who knows how long this will last, but for now I am good.

Here are a few pictures since we have been home. I need to get better at taking them, I swear with Lilly I had a million by now!

Just chilling at home, eyes all open and everything.
Silly face, you know sayin' whats up!

Sara and Caden came to visit. Caden and Cole are already going to BFF's, see they are holding hands.
Uncle Benson came by to visit. So naturally I have them all in a picture.
I am not sure why Benson can't make a normal face in pictures?? The worst part this is the best one! Good think Lilly looks good.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weclome Cole

We welcomed Cole Anderson Roach into the family Tuesday November 9th at 1:05pm. He was born via c-section weighing 9 lb 1.2 oz and 21 inches long. I love to grow some big babies! In case you didn't know Lilly was born weighing 9 lbs. 2.2 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.

Cole was born with a full head of hair and the chubbiest cheeks you have ever seen. I was much more aware of what was going on this time around so it was sorta weird experience. I was able to listen to everything that was going on and I knew what they were talking about and when the pulled him out they did mention he was a big boy so I was dying to hear how much he weighed.

Before I went into the OR Ben and I discussed how big we thought he would be, I wasn't convinced he would be 9 pounds but Ben did, and well he was right.

When I got into recovery, I was feeling a little woozy and tired, the spinal meds they gave me didn't end up making me feel great. After a sometime I was finally able to hold Cole. Man I was in love, he looked so much like his sister but the cheeks, I still can't get over then, I mean how many times have I mentioned his cheeks this post so far :) Right off the bat, Cole has been a great nurser, so that fear of him not latching well was over.

My time in the hospital was ok. I had some great nurses and one really bad nursery nurse that totally stressed me out. Long story short, poor Cole was losing weight because my milk wasn't coming in and I ended up having to pump and to help and the one nurse wasn't to nice about what I needed to be doing all night long with no help. Ben was going home so it was just me, I ended up in tears and had Ben come back to stay with me. We made it through the night, and I was more then ready to go home after that.

Everyone was ok with me going home just getting things in place a day earlier then planned was challenging but we did leave! Cole's pediatrician came and we discussed the feeding protocol, we ended up having to supplement after each feeding and if I didn't feel my milk was coming in, to go over the weekend for a weight check.

Once home I felt more confident in what was going on and my milk did come in. Wow, did it come in, so uncomfortable, but this was good for Cole. The pedi, called on Sunday to let me know he wouldn't be in Monday so to schedule an appointment for Tuesday. So I did.

Just a few pics from the first day!

Here is Cole, all 9 pounds of him!
My and my little man. Love at first sight!
Me and my kids. Still weird for me to say and type that. What I have kids?! :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Me update...

I had day off work! Yay, its nice to get a day here and there. On Tuesday I went to vote, and then went to Target and got some necessary items and then stopped for a pedicure which was heavenly and then off to my NST, sono and doctors appointment.

My NST went ok, but Cole was all over the place, so he kept jumping off the monitor so it took longer then normal. Then I went to my dr. office and it reminded me why I picked morning appointments! It took forever! I get a sonogram first then get my exam. It was packed in there, so I knew it was going to take forever. I finally got my sono and of course Cole looks great! He definitely is looking chunky, yikes. Then I went back into the waiting room to wait for my doc. When I got called back I think I waited in the exam room for 20 mins! She finally came in and low and behold no progress was made. So back into the waiting room till it was my turn to meet with her. Here's where it gets exciting. So after talking to my doc, we decided, ok I decided to have a c- section a week earlier then planned. The original plan was to attempt a VBAC, but with no progress being made and being 38 weeks and big and miserable I decided that at 39 I would just have the c-section. Plus I was going to have another growth scan done at 39 weeks to see if I was going to have to get a section, I just decided that go for it and low and behold, I left the office with a c/s on Tuesday Nov. 9th at 12:45!

Yikes and Yay, all at the same time. This meant one more weekend to get everything together, prep Lilly as much as we can, and have a final weekend as a family of three! Talk about a ton of emotions running through my head. Not to mention Tuesday was the 2 yr anniversary of my moms death. I think it was a great day for me, I sorta symbolized the circle of life. I am sure I will be a mess in a couple of days when I realize my mom will never get to meet Cole but I am sure she is watching down on me and loving that I having a baby boy.