Friday, April 27, 2007

Here are Luke's hospital pictures!

I am just in complete awe of this baby. He is absolutely beautiful. You would think after 9 kids, I wouldn't just want to sit and look at him all day, but I am completely smitten with him!

He seems to be adjusting to the hustle and bustle of our busy home, he is happy when he is being held, which right now is never an issue because the kids are still at the point where they are arguing over who gets to hold him more. I am sure it will wear off soon!

He tends to have a fussy period each day (or should I say night) where he just SCREAMS and FUSSES. He will try to nurse but he gets so upset that he ends up spitting up the milk, it is like his little belly is full but he still wants to suck and then the nursing just upsets the delicate balance. Unfortunately the fussing is occurring in the middle of the night....last night from about 11 AM to 1 AM, but then he finally fell asleep and slept until 6AM.....I know BAD MOMMY....letting a newborn sleep for 5 hours, but I was just exhausted and he doesn't seem any worse for the wear! The other nights it has been from like 3 AM to 6 AM

that he just fusses and screams. I can handle the 11 PM screaming much better. Hopefully this stage passes quickly!

I am healing well. The scar burns when I walk around too much or when I get up and down,but it is certainly managable with just ibuprofen! I even made Brett take us yardsaling this morning! I had convinced myself that Luke would be a girl, so I really had NO BOY stuff for a newborn. Well I completely lucked out at a yardsale up the road this morning. Everything the woman had for sale was brand name items.....Old Navy, Gap, Gymboree, Disney Store, Ralph Lauren...I even found a new Reebok outfit with tags still on it. I ended up with 10 outfits in 0-3 mo, 7 outfits in 3-6 mo, 1 summer outfit in 6-9 mo, and 3 fall outfits in 6-9 mo.....all for just $15! I was so thrilled!


Zamozo said...

You don't know me but... you may already know this but my baby had the same fussy issues and what worked for me was to nurse on only one side for four hour shifts. Rather than switching each feeding. This reduces the quantity of foremilk which too much of can lead to upset tummy. Just thought I'd share. I'm an unschooler myself.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Laura!! Luke is adorable! I am glad to hear that everything went well :) I wish my my back was numb before my spinals & epidurals for my four c-sections, that must have been so nice! I was out yard-sailing too on Sat. in Miami township with my mom, there were alot of great deals :) I'm glad you found some. I think this weekend in Williamsburg (that's where we live) is their yard sale days. I love to go and find good deals. Good luck with the new one and take care!

Anonymous said...

Oh Laura he is so perfect and beautiful...look at that round little head. I can't wait to get my hands on him. You are so blessed!!

love, Kas

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Michelle, Mom of 6 said...

Congratulations, he's gorgeous!