Eli rolled over! From his back to almost his tummy. He gets his legs kicking and just goes right on over!! Woo hoo!! And now he''s pretty much sleeping though the night, with the exception of getting up once at the most. That makes mommy and daddy very happy. :)
We can''t believe Eli is already a month old and growing like a weed. He had his 1 month check up the other day and he''s doing great! Only a 2 oz difference from what Ethan weighed at 1 month. Hopefully he''ll start sleeping a little more through the night now. That would make mommy and daddy very happy. :) Big brother is really proud of Eli too. The other day we were at Walmart and Eli got a little cranky in the cart. Ethan turned around and gently rocked his carrier and was telling his "Shhhh Shhhh baby". Then he picked up his pacifier and tried giving it to him. He was so gentle! It was so cute!
Eli Mason arrived on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 12:24pm. Everything went as planned. I was nervous of course but it went much better and more smoothly as I expected. I''m so happy for that. Eli had swallowed a bit of fluid when they pulled him out and he didn''t want to breathe on his own. But they fixed him up and he is just perfect! He was also born with baby rash and was allergic to the detergent that the hospital used. But as soon as we brought him home, his face cleared right up.
He''s a strong boy too! He''s already interested in lifting his head. He''s sleeping 4 hour stretches at night which makes mommy and daddy very happy. :) He a screamer too. The only time he really cries is when he''s getting his diaper changed or taking a bath. He really doesn''t like to be naked. He looks just like Ethan did when he was born. They could be twins in the pictures. It''s amazing!
Big brother is getting more and more interested in him too. The first few days he really didn''t want anything to do with him but now he''s helping us out by getting the diapers and putting the bottles back on the kitchen counter. I think he''s going to be pretty protective over little brother too. Whenever Eli cries, Ethan comes over to make sure he''s not hurt or anything. It''s so cute!
We''re so fortunate and happy to be a little family of 4. I love my boys!!! All 3 of them. :)
Just wanted to add that on 11/16 my platelets were 86. They hadn''t changed in a week which staying stable is a good thing. Hopefully the prednisone that I''ve been on will make them go above 100 soon so that I can have an epidural c-section instead of going completely under again. I get them checked again on 11/23.
I can''t believe I haven''t updated since July. I know I''m slacking and I need to update Ethan''s page too. Anyway ~ Not much has been going on. Let''s see 3 months ago my platelets were 75, then they went up to 101 in a month but back down to 96. I''m due to have them checked again today so we''ll see where I stand. As far as I know I don''t have to go back and see the specialist any time soon, so that''s good news. We''ve settled on the name Eli. Which I think compliments Ethan very well. We''re still up in the air about a middle name though.
My platelets were 96 again!! That''s a great thing! Now if I could somehow get them up to 100 before I hit 34 weeks, I won''t have to do the steroids. :) Little boy is kicking away in here. Ethan really likes when I sit on the couch next to him and he can rest his arm on my belly. lol He even kissed baby brother the other day. It was so cute and I wish JR would have been home so he could have gotten a picture. I''ll have to see if he''ll do it again sometime.
IT''s A BOY!!!! We''re so excited and there was no mistaking that this one is a boy. He wasn''t shy at all. Everything looked fine so far at my ultrasound and I''m measuring right on track. I have to go back for another one because they couldn''t see the face. His head was right behind my belly button so it was casting a shadow over his face area.
Appointment went well on Monday. I''ve only gained 1/2 a pound. I think I was up about 6 by this time with Ethan but the Dr didn''t seem too worried. I''m starting to get a little pooch too! We got to hear the heartbeat and I''ve been feeling flutters which makes me feel a whole lot better about everything.
I had my appointment with the specialist about my platelets yesterday. She said there''s really nothing to worry about until later on or if I start having nosebleeds. She said that now they will start steroid injections after 35 weeks if my platelets are below 100 (which they''re 83 right now). This way they go up enough to where I won''t have to be under general anesthia and can just have an epidural c-section. We got to see bean again and the heartbeat was a healthy 170!!
Had my appointment today. I''ve only gained 1 pound!! That''s pretty good. Seeing as how I feel like a cow. The baby is measuring right on track and we got to hear the heartbeat again. I''ve got another ultrasound pic, just need to upload it.
I went in for an appointment today just kind of spur of the moment. JR couldn''t go with me but I did get to hear the baby''s heartbeat!! Makes us feel so much better!!! I also got a pic too. I''m measuring 3 days ahead of what I had originally thought too.
Something clicked for Ethan today. He figured out that he can go potty in the potty chair! He''s went every time I''ve taken him in there, which is about every 15-30 minutes. He''s only had 2 accidents too!!! We''re so proud of him and hopefully we can keep this up.