Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Week Nine: Nov 18th - Nov 24th

Nov 18th
Happy Birthday Mumma!  The day started with a visit from Nurse Lora.  You’re doing so well that this was her last visit.  Then it was off to the Publick House in Sturbridge to pick up a cake.  While there we had lunch and then spent the rest of the afternoon food shopping.  In the evening you helped Mumma blow out the candles on her cake.

This is the position we often find you in- turned sideways in your crib- arms up.

Nov 19th
You’re getting so big!  Yesterday you weighed 8lbs, 13oz for Nurse Lora, but today at the pediatrician you weighed 8lbs, 11oz.  You also got a vaccine for RSV.  In the afternoon we had a visit from Donna from Early Intervention.  But the most fun was at night when Mumma and Daddy’s friends came over for Game Night.

Nov 20th
Today was the first time since you came home from the hospital that both Mumma and Daddy left you for a while.  You spent some time with Granpa and Nana while Mumma and Daddy went to see the new Harry Potter movie.  I think you slept during most of your visit.  Then we went to Daddy’s store to pick up a puzzle he sold elsewhere and to see how his sales were doing.

Nov 21st
After an exciting (you slept the entire time) trip to Home Depot to buy a fridge- there’s so much frozen breast milk that we needed a larger fridge, plus an extra for the basement- Daddy went to work, but Uncle Andrew and Aunt Gentry came over for an evening of games with Mumma and doting on their favorite nephew.

Nov 22nd
Happy 2 month Birthday!  You spent a couple of hours this afternoon running errands with Mumma, but other than that, it was a quiet day at home.  In the evening you started to get really fussy wanting to be held.  Hopefully this night won’t be as bad as Saturday night, where you fussed all night long- or at least until about 5 or 6 am.
Nov 23rd
After a quiet morning at home, we headed out to a local yarn store so that Mumma could get yarn for a hat for you to wear in December and also yarn for something that Grandma is going to knit for you.  Next stop was the cloth diaper store in Somerville for a larger wet bag.  We headed home and you continued your trend of being cranky in the evening and needing to be held.

Nov 24th
You went to the pediatrician today for your 2 months check-up.  You now weigh 9lbs, 3.2oz (5th %) and are 21 inches long (1st %).  You got two shots plus an oral vaccine.  You must be getting big- you’re now wearing 0-3 month clothes.  On the way home we stopped to get knitting needles and a prescription filled.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week Eight: Nov 11th - Nov 17th

Nov 11th
It was a busy day for Bennett and Mumma.  Nana came over and we all went for a walk on the bike path near the house since the weather was nice.  When we got back you had a visit from Donna from Early Intervention.  Then it was off to the opening of Daddy’s store.  Mumma’s friend Leslie stopped by and she remarked on how cute you are.
Nov 12th
You went for a walk again today with Mumma, although it was much chillier than yesterday.  In the spring we’ll have to take more advantage of the bike path.  When Daddy came home we went out and bought you some 3-6 month clothes since Mumma had a coupon.  We also picked up some books which Daddy read to you at bedtime- and it even put Mumma to sleep.  :)

Nov 13th
The weather was lovely today (low 60s) so the three of us went for a walk on the bike path.  In the evening, Daddy stayed at home with you while Mumma went out to do some Christmas shopping.
Nov 14th
You spent the morning with Daddy while Mumma slept in, but then you went with Mumma to visit Mimi while Daddy stayed home to work on making puzzles.  Mimi loves it when we visit her- she definitely loves her grandson.
Nov 15th
Although they don’t seem to happen that often, today was a day spent at home with nothing else to do.  Days like this can either be relaxing or stressful, depending on your temperament for the day.  This was a day where you had to be held.

Nov 16th
Mumma had to go to Unica so you came along for a visit.  Then Daddy came to get you while Mumma had her meeting.

Nov 17th
What?  You’re 8 weeks old already?  Today Mumma’s disability ran out at work, so now she’s using vacation and sick time to stay home with you.  If you hadn’t been born by c-section, it would have only been 6 weeks.  I can’t imagine going back to work already.  Today you went with Mumma while she had a doctor’s appointment and then we had a quick stop at Target.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week Seven: Nov 4th - 10th

Nov 4th
Today was a lazy day at home.  Sometimes those are really nice.  In fact, we were still in our pajamas when Daddy came home from work.  After dinner Daddy had to go out again so that he could take his wooden puzzles to a store in the Chestnut Hill Mall.

Nov 5th
Remember, remember the 5th of November…
In honour of Guy Fawkes Day/ Bonfire Night Mumma made you this Union Jack onesie.  Unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to show it off anywhere, but we had a photo shoot at home.  Next year, a bonfire and fireworks?
Nov 6th
Yesterday Nurse Lora came and you weighed 7lbs, 5oz.  You also went with Mumma to Diaper Lab, the mall, and Babies r Us.  Today you went with Mumma and Daddy to Ikea for a bookcase for your room as well as the lumber yard for Daddy.  We came home for a bit and then out again to Target, Stop & Shop, Best Buy and Bob’s.
Nov 7th
What a busy day!  Daddy is selling his wooden puzzles in a store this year.  You went with Mumma to help him get set up.  Many of the other people there oohed and aahed over you.  When that was done you went with Mumma to Mimi’s to help her pay bills.  I guess you were tired, because that evening you tried to nurse on Daddy’s nose.  Silly boy.  :)
Nov 8th
Today was a day spent mostly at home, although you did go out for a little while to run a couple of errands.

Nov 9th
You started off the day with a visit to the pediatrician.  You weigh 7lbs, 12 oz which puts you on the growth curve in the 1.91%.  We then went off to drop some more puzzles off at the store.  Some of the people there must not be fans of babies because I heard someone mutter, “that stroller doesn’t belong in a store like this.”  If the stroller doesn’t fit, will a wheelchair?  On the way home we did some shopping for 0-3 month clothes.
Nov 10th
Happy 7 weeks!  You had a follow-up appointment today with Dr. B, your cardiologist.  Even just seeing you wrapped up in a blanket he was impressed with how you look.  “He looks great.  Keep doing what you’re doing.”  You now weigh 7lbs, 14oz.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Week Six: Oct 28th - Nov 3rd

Oct 28th
Because you were a preemie and also because of your cardiac issues you are eligible for Early Intervention services.  Today was their first visit.  Three women came.  Two of them assessed you while another sat with Mumma to fill out paperwork.  They will be coming every other week to help you meet your milestones.

Oct 29th
You went out to lunch today with Mumma and some of her co-workers from Unica.  Like every time you go out, you were the star attraction.  After lunch you went home for a nap and then spent the evening with Daddy while Mumma ran some errands.
Oct 30th and 31st
Happy Halloween!
On the 30th you went with Mumma to her hair appointment.  After her hairdresser got to meet you, Daddy took you on some errands.  Then it was off to Lydia and DJ Bryant’s Halloween/Birthday party. 

Grandma knit you a pumpkin in honour of your first Halloween.  In the evening we went to Uncle Andrew and Aunt Gentry’s to pass out candy.
Nov 1st
Wow, it’s November already.  Saturday had been one of your original due dates, yet here you are, five and a half weeks old.  Crazy!  Not much of anything happened today.  Just a quiet day at home with Mumma- no errands and no appointments.

Nov 2nd
This morning you went back to the pediatrician.  You’re up to 6lbs, 15oz- almost in the 1st percentile.  Mumma left one of your prescriptions on the counter overnight (it’s supposed to be refrigerated) so we went to Hopkinton Drug to have it refilled.  We also went to vote since it was election day.  In the evening Uncle Andrew and Aunt Gentry came over to see you.
Nov 3rd
You’re six weeks old already?  Time flies so quickly!  Mumma had a doctor’s appointment in the morning.  They said her cesarean scar is looking good.  Granpa and Nana came over in the evening so that Mumma and Daddy could get some work done in the basement.  This is the same reason Uncle Andrew and Aunt Gentry were over last night.