Thursday, June 23, 2011

Doctor's Appointment 6 Months

Well, the stats are in! You are 16 lbs and 27 inches. (Tall and skinny!) You are 40th percentile in weight and 75th percentile in height. You had 3 shots today and I am SO glad you don't have any more shots scheduled until your 1 year check-up!!

P.S. Sorry sweet bean but you cry just like your mom....I have to beg you to breathe, then it takes you an hour to re-coop. Let's just hope you don't cry very often in the future!!

Love ya pootter head.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Blurr/Blob Phase

You at 6 months with Aunt KK.

The next few months seem like a total blurr. I went back to work after 6 weeks, and had a difficult time keeping up my roles as Vice President (HDS), Sales Manager (API), Wife (Your Daddy), and Mommy. Needless to say I did not take as many pictures as I should have, did not write in your baby book enough, but I have loved every day with you. Your personality has started to shine.

You turned 6 months old 6 days ago. I can't believe it, I'm in total shock. A few tid bits about you:

1-3 months= Let's just say you went through a "BLOB" phase, mmmk?!

Mommy started reading you books as night, favorite is "Barnyard Dance", by Sandra Boynton.

You love your nightly bath and splash wildly, soaking anyone in a 5 foot radius!
You also LOVE to be outside. Daddy takes you for a walk every evening, and if you are crying and we don't know why we take you outside and you are as quiet as a lamb.

First bath, a few days old! This was your announcement pic. War Eagle!!
You were 8 weeks here.

You are 3 months here, my sweet angel!!

4 months- Rolling to both sides!! Mommy was scared that you were mobile so fast!!!
You love to gurgle, and fake cough. Some mornings I hear you fake coughing instead of crying in your crib!!
Favorite toy= playmat

You are 4 months here, loving your jumparoo!

5 months- Getting on knees and close to crawling. You went in circles forever, or rolled anywhere you wanted to go.
Favorite toy= crinkle teething book.

5 1/2 months- First tooth!! (Followed by tooth #2 just two days later) No wonder you were a drool monster! We had to change your clothes 3-4 times a day!
Crawling (Backwards!!) - It's a start!
Starting eating solids. You LOVE applesauce, like sweet potatoes and bananas, and despise sweet peas and carrots.

6 months- You love making the raspberry sound! We are going to the doc tomorrow for you 6 month shots (Sorry sweet baby) and will have some stats to post!

You love being at the pool!! You are a few days shy of being 6 months here!

I love ya more than my luggage.

your mom

Friday, April 29, 2011

Your Birthday!!!

I guess that the first post should be about how you came into this world. So here is the story of your birthday!

After a long deliberation with your father I decided to be induced on December 15, 2010. I was admitted on the 15th at 8 pm so I could have the pitocin drip throughout the night to deliver the next tually day. We went to Wintzell’s for diner that evening with your aunt Alison, and no one said a word. The air was filled with nervous tension awaiting your arrival; it was palpable. After diner I was admitted to the delivery room at Thomas Hospital and I remember the nurses placing the i.d. bracelets on your dad and my wrists, and they had a tiny bracelet with your name printed ready for when you arrived. It was at that moment I felt the reality of the day.

Alison, Gammie, and Popi in the delivery room

Alison and a very swollen mommy!

The nurses started the pitocin drip and told us to get some rest. Which was a joke. I was too nervous and excited to sleep soundly and your father was kept awake by my snoring…as was the room adjacent to ours. (Snoring was one of the many pregnancy symptoms your dad had to endure!!) Around 7 am my pitocin dosage was increased and I started feeling contractions. It did not hurt, just felt rhythms of pressure in my tummy. My labor slowly progressed until Dr. Childs broke my water around noon; after which I entered hard labor. And I mean HARD labor….ouch!! I actually went to 8 cm dilation before I received the epidural. Your father was very grateful for that, and so was I! Your heart rate dropped repeatedly during every contraction, and the doctor believed that the umbilical chord might be wrapped around your neck. They slowed the pitocin to let you recover. I pushed for almost 2 hours but it was relaxed and not painful. We welcomed you at 7:14 pm on December 16, 2010. The chord was indeed around your tiny neck, 3 times actually!!! I felt you moving constantly in my last trimester; and apparently you moved so much that you were twisted in the umbilical chord!!

I was placed on oxygen when your heart rate dropped.

You scared us to death!!

You were purple when you arrived from the lack of oxygen but you recovered quickly. It was not long before you began to cry, a sound your dad and I were so grateful to hear. We starred at your tiny body, 5 lbs 13oz (We expected you to be over 9lbs!) and loved you immediately!!!

Hackett Aaron Robertson

That very instant our lived were changed and I knew you are my soul mate. You are the peanut butter to my jelly sandwich… I tell you everyday.