Thursday, May 28, 2009

Miles is One Month Old Today!

Well, Miles went for a check up on May 19th. He is doing great! He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces -- which is one pound and one ounce more than his birth weight. He still measured 21 inches in length. The next doctor's visit will be end of June. He will get his shots at that appointment.

My mom and dad (Lisa's) came to visit this past weekend. This will be their third grandson. We had a good time visiting.

I try to take photos of Miles every few days so here are a few of them from this past week.
Miles tends to smile when he is going to sleep. I caught this one just as my battery died on my camera. His smile gets bigger (his mouth opens) but my camera was dead so I missed it.
Here is Miles sleeping on Dad's lap. He likes to put his arms up when he is sleeping.

I took some photos of Miles today on his one month birthday. We believe he is closer to 10 pounds now because Brandon weighed him a few days ago and he was between 9.6 and 10 pounds according to our scales.

He gets tummy time. He is very good at holding his head up.
He doesn't like diaper changes so much. It is hard not to do exactly what he wants when he makes faces like this.
This is Miles asleep on Dad's chest this evening.
Miles has been awake a lot the past couple of days. I don't seem to get anything accomplished. He likes to be held. He slept for a total of 15 minutes ( 10 minutes the first time and 5 minutes the next) in his pack and play today. He fell asleep in the bjorn carrier, in the swing, and on my chest. The rest of the time he had to be held and comforted.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Photos of Miles...

I took some photos of Miles today. He is too cute!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Miles is 2 Weeks old Today!

Miles Connor Wolfson arrived at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday April 28th. He was 7 lbs 3 ounces and 21 inches in length. My water broke at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. They started me on pitocin at 3:30 a.m. I didn't become fully dilated until 9:00 p.m. We were about 45 minutes away from having a c-section, and I really preferred not to have a c-section. One thing that helped us avoid a c-section was the fact that the labor and delivery area of the hospital was very busy that night and there were already four patients in line ahead of us for a c-section. So we would not have been able to get into an operating room until 10pm at the earliest and since I was still progressing they decided to wait a little longer and let nature take its course. As 10pm approached, the doctor and the nurses decided I could start pushing. We pushed about 30 minutes before the doctor came in and decided to use the vaccum because Mile's heart rate dropped a couple of times during the contractions. About 20 minutes later, Miles was here.

After Miles was here, we had a couple of more hurled to overcome. He wasn't eating because he didn't know how to suck or swallow. So, we practiced with him, but the combination bruising on his head from the vaccum and not eating caused him to get a fairly serious case jaundice. His bilirubin level was 28 as compared to normal being less than 11. Anything above 25 can cause serious health problems according to some things I read on the internet. He had to be on a bili-bed for 24 hours a day for 5 days. We could only hold him when feeding him and changing his diaper. We are hoping since he was at this hight level for a only short period of time he will be okay.

Here is Miles when he is about 12 hours old.

This is Miles on the day he is checking out of the hospital which was Friday. He is getting a little jaundice at this point.

Here is Miles at his second doctor's appointment on Sunday. His biliruben level dropped from 28 to 24.
This is Miles after he was able to get off the bilibed. It was his first time in the bouncy seat.

This is Miles last night after his first bath after his bellybutton and circumcision were healed.