Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quick Update

Just a quick update:
Well we went to the doctor's office about Michelle's fussiness and it turns out the she had acid reflux. The doctor prescribed some medicine for her and within 3 days she was good as new. No more crying anytime we weren't bouncing her! I'm so relieved! I've been taking lots of cute pictures and will try to get them up as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

All she ever wanted...

This is the face we have been seeing a lot lately. Michelle has been REALLY fussy anytime she's awake and we can't figure out why. She even fusses while she's eating! In fact the only time she's not fussing is when she's asleep or being bounced. That's right- not cuddled, not swinging, not sucking on a binky- Bounced! So I've called the doctor about this and am currently waiting to hear if he would like us to come in for an appointment, or if I'm just being a new mom and am making a big deal out of a "normal" baby behavior. On a happier note- she melted my heart yesterday! Bryan and I were in our room getting ready for bed when Michelle woke up and immediately started crying. Bryan, being the good daddy that he is, picked her right up and started bouncing her. So he was bouncing her and bouncing her and it wasn't working. My mom came in to see why she was crying for so long and offered to take her and give it a try. So now grandma is cuddling her and trying to sooth her. Well she tried for a few minutes and we were still having no success! At this point I was starting to get that feeling of "my poor baby, someone do something to help her!"and I think my mom could tell. She handed Michelle over to me and guess what... Instantly stopped crying and was content and happy! All she ever wanted was her mom! It's those moments that I just want to squeeze her, but I know that will hurt I don't.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Photo Shoot

As I predicted things have been super busy. I've done a pretty good job of taking a picture a day but posting that many pictures would be insane. Instead I'll just pick a few of my favorites and post them when I get a chance. We recently went over to Mimi Porter's and had a photo shoot with Baby Michelle. These are a few of Bryan and I's favorite pictures from that shoot.
And my personal favorate...

Michelle also had her two week appointment and we found out a few interesting things and a few things we already knew. Being a first time mom I didn't know how long I was supposed to be breast feeding, but I was pretty sure feeding for an hour every other hour wasn't normal. Turns out Michelle isn't a very good eater yet (we're still learning) so we're going to breast feed for only 20 minutes now and then if she's still hungry we'll bottle feed her formula. That's the new information. We also found out that Michelle is a tiny baby, but we already knew that! For those of you who don't have kids yet I'm going to explain these percents. Before Jessica explained it to me I never understood what they meant. SO- being in the 50% means that your baby is average. Anything over that means your baby is larger then most, and under that means your baby is that much smaller then most. That being said- Michelle is in the 10th percent for her weight, 25th percent for her height, and 10th percent for her head size! She's little!

And now my little angel is crying so I've got to go! I'll try to post again soon... wish me luck!