Saturday, January 30, 2010

First Bath

Cooper's umbilical cord FINALLY fell off during the night last night so we were able to give him is very first "real" bath tonight! I recruited Colby for the job and we headed to the bathroom ready for an event. It could not have been more of a non-event! Cooper never even whimpered! He is the best baby!

When bath time was over Colby was holding Cooper while I cleaned the bathroom back up. Colby leaned down and patted Cooper on the face and said, "Well Cooper. You did a bad thing. You'll have to take one of these everyday for the rest of your life now! Too funny! Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finding the Lovie

As a baby Colby developed an attachment. There was an item he had to have to soothe himself. He would rub when he was upset, nervous, or sleepy. No it wasn't a blanket or stuffed animal. It was my hair. Now as a five year old he still rubs my hair when he isn't happy, feels bad, or is tired. Each night we snuggle up in bed and read a bedtime story. He has a sippy cup of juice (yes I know he is too old but I don't care) and as I read he sips and rubs my hair.

Now that Cooper has arrived we put him in bed with us for our bedtime story. Last night while we were reading about the planets biggest dinosaurs Cooper was flapping his hands around looking for something to grab. Colby noticed and took Cooper's hands and placed them in my hair and said "Coopy we rub Mommy's hair like this." Precious!!! I couldn't be happier to have two little boys pulling at my hair now!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I LOVE all of these pictures with the exception of the last one. This is the way my dear horse's butt of a husband has looked since Cooper's birth. It makes me want to jab his eyes out!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


For several years I have wondered what it would be like to be a man. Now I think I have a little bit of insight on manliness. You see friends, I am obsessed with boobs.

Now this is not as perverted as it sounds. My obsession is from a feeding stand point, but it seems to be ALL I think about these days! I read about them, I google them, there is always someone touching them. My life seems to be centered around boobies!

Cooper is not a great nurser as of yet. I am trying my hardest but he is just not as interested as he needs to be. On day 5 of his sweet little life I broke down and pumped (ahh sweet relief!) and he is eating great, but by the time I get him up, change him, try to nurse him, bottle feed him if he is not successful, change him again, get him settled back down, and pump then I have about an hour to rest before it is time to start it all again.

So friends. I am passing my boob obsession on to you. Did you nurse? What worked for you? Any secret tips? I did get some WONDERFUL advice from a sweet friend today that has truly helped A LOT! Any advice is welcome! Oh, and do you know if I can actually smother my child with my boob? I am afraid for his's bigger than his head!!!

And good news. Cooper's level was down .3 points so Dr. Kelly said we could keep him at home and we will check him on Monday! Yay!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yellow and Yuck

Well it is official. I have a yellow baby. I hadn't noticed it until yesterday when we actually left the dark dungeon our our sleepy little house, but Cooper is definitely having some issues with jaundice. My cousin Dana is a nurse in the Medical Center nursery and she checked him yesterday and will be coming by to check him again today so we know where to go from there. I can't decide if I am just paranoid now that I have noticed it or what, but it seems to have gotten worse. Please say a prayer that I am just paranoid and our sweet baby gets better soon! I don't even want to entertain the thought of going to the hospital..............especially when we factor in Jeremy's situation.

He is out of the house for three days on Dr. Kelly's orders because he has a bad cold and walking pneumonia! He was upset about having to leave..............said that I jinxed him by joking about kicking him out for so long..........but he is staying at his Dad's (calls several times a day sounding just pitiful too!) My babies have been great though so we have managed well so far.

I also got my staples out on Monday. It wasn't too bad because I am very numb on most of the incision site. Best news of the day...........I am 10 pounds UNDER the weight that I was at when I got pregnant!! Woo Hoo! Now maybe Cooper can nurse some of this other weight off of me too!!!

If you have time today, say a prayer for our sick! I love you friends and have a great day!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adjusting Well

We are adjusting well to having Cooper in our lives. He is such a good baby. He fusses very little and you can set a timer by his feeding schedule. I am having trouble nursing but thankfully my pumping is going great. It is very time consuming though so we are going to spend some time tomorrow with my cousin Dana who works in the nursery to see if we can make some more progress on the nursing route. Any suggestions from moms who have been there are welcome too!

Colby is doing great as a big brother. He had a meltdown the first day we were home but I feel that it was due to extreme exhaustion. He brought me a sale bill with an exersaucer in it the other day and brought his piggy bank as well. He wanted to know if he had saved up enough money to buy that "cool chair" for his baby brother yet. My heart just melted!

Enjoy the pics. One day maybe I will be back to regular blogging!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cooper is Here!

Cooper arrived today at 12:24 pm weighing 7 lbs 4 ounces and 20 inches long! He is absolutely perfect and everyone in our family of four is doing great! Here are a few pictures. More to come when I have time! Thanks so much for all of your prayers! I love you all!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

And On and On We Go

At about 6:00 last night I broke down and called the doctor. I couldn't get Dr. Lyons because she wasn't on call so I called my Nashville doctor who sent me to labor and delivery at the Medical Center. When I got there they determined that I was severly dehydrated and gave me a few bags of fluids and some phenegran in the IV. After about six hours they let me come home and honestly I feel like a new person today!

Now Jeremy has it - and you all know what any kind of illness does to a man. I may just kill him and get it over with!

So now having Cooper on Monday is up in the air. I go in for my pre-op today to be reevaluated and for them to decide if I am well enough to have the c-section. Also if Jeremy isn't better FAST then he will not be able to be in the operating room with me. Does it get any better? So blogging buddies..........please say a prayer that we get better quickly and can meet Cooper on Monday. We have waited so long on this moment and I don't want this silly stomach bug to get in the way!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I just wanted to let you all know it has been nice knowing you. I now have the stomach bug from Hell and am likely to die soon. Seriously. Never been this sick in my life. Wondering if I need to go to the ER so I don't dehydrate. Can keep nothing at all down and don't want to mess up baby.

On the up side Colby is better. Praying Jeremy doesn't take it. Have no clue how I will get my house clean and everything ready for Monday seeing as I can't sit up. Praying for a miracle!

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Sick Boy

Poor Colby has the stomach bug from HE%%! We are almost at the 24 hour mark and most people say it starts getting better after that point though so we are hopeful. He hasn't been able to keep anything down at all and was up every hour all night long and all day today. Poor thing. Dr. Kelly called us in some phenegran gel for behind the ears and it seems to have helped. Some.

I certainly hope that he gets better quickly and that neither Jeremy and I get it before Monday!

Speaking of Monday............I had an appointment with Dr. Lyons today and it is all set up and ready to go for Monday around noon! We are super excited (and super nervous) but we are ready to meet Cooper!

There will be house cleaning and quality time as a family of three for the next two days..........and then life as we know it is in for a change!!!

Enjoy the snowy weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Day Fun!

We stayed out way too long, but boy did we have fun! Enjoy the pictures!