Thursday, February 26, 2009

One month old

I cannot believe it has already been a month! Brodie is 4 weeks old today. He is getting so big already :(. He is such a sweet little man and such a cuddler. He is an awesome eater and loves to cuddle. I hope to keep him a good cuddler. Reese will only cuddle on her terms. Today was our first outing to the park. He was so bundled and non-exposed I don't think he even realized he was outside! Reese loved being able to swing again though. I hope the nice weather keeps up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Still Sick

You know your baby is really sick when they put themselves to bed at 5:30.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sicky Baby

I took Reese to the Doctor today because she has had a fever and this morning she woke up with a barking cough. When I took her in they said she has two ear infections and croup. She is on 3 medicines now, one for her ears, one for her throat and one for her cough. Not to fun for little miss Reese. I hope my little princess feels better soon. This week has ended better. I am so thankful that Jeremy doesn't go to work until 3:30 so I don't have to be alone all day. I sucks to be alone at night but it works better for our family that he works at night. Here is a updated picture of our little man in a big boy outfit. He is getting big so fast!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Week Two

This is week two of Jeremy being back and work and I don't know why but this week has been extra hard. I hate that it is nasty and snowy outside. I cannot even tell you how much I am looking forward to spring and being able to go outside and play. I feel so bad because Reese is all cooped up in the house. Brodie can't really go anywhere and not that I want to even try going anywhere with two kids! When are you supposed to have it all together. I am looking at my dirty house and it makes my want to cringe. Its awful. I am trying to keep it up but our house is so small and we have a small tornado that hits every day-Reese! Brodie always wants to be held which I dont mind because they are only this little once but I do still have to take care of Reese and he makes it a little difficult. I need a bigger house. Jeremy and I have lived in the same amount of square ft all of our marriage and we have only gained more stuff and made a couple of little people. Today is just one of those days. How did all of you do it with two babies at first!?! Very whats for dinner? *sighs*

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Smells and Coos

A new baby smells so good. There is no way to describe it. I wish I could bottle it and keep it forever to remember how my babies smell. I love it. I love there little baby heads and there baby breath and even there coos. Brodie cooed at me today. It was wonderful.

Friday, February 13, 2009

2 weeks

Brodie turned two weeks old yesterday and we had a doctors appointment. He is already 9 lbs 5 ounces. He has gained 10 ounces in 1 week! He is a little meat muffin that likes to eat, he doesn't look chunky though because he is 21 in long which is in the 90% for his age. He was able to be taken off the heart and lung monitors and is only on the oxygen at 1/32 rather than 1/16. So we were able to step that down and hopefully he will be off the oxygen fully next thursday. He is such a good baby, he is a night owl though, staying up late and sleeping in late which won't be good when I have to go back to work. We are going to have to work that out!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sledding and Snow Angels

On Sunday my mom's last day here they went up to Park City and went sledding and to look at the snow since we really don't have as much as we used to (of course it starts snowing the day she leaves!) I wasn't able to go because Brodie is house bound besides his doctor appointments so the "Moo cow" had to stay home. My mom, Jeremy, Parker and Reese had a great time though. Of course Reese is the big winner because she got to have all the fun with out all the work because she was the one being pulled up and down the hill. The cutest thing to me was watching the videos of her and Parker making snow angels. My little girl is getting so big. I wish we could have been there to but Brodie and mommy had a nap! Here are some cute pictures of there outing...

All alone

Today is my first night alone with the babies. Reese was great! Brodie wanted to be hel the whole time which was OK but hard when I realized his oxygen tubing doesn't reach all the way into the kitchen so I am trying to carry him in the Bjourn which he loves we get stuck in the kitchen and then we pull off some of his leads in the process and his heart monitor starts freaking out because its not reading him anymore. My mom left me this morning and I miss her so much and so does Reese. She woke up this morning asking Jeremy where grandma was. It was sad. Hopefully we will see her soon enough. I am so tired, I think I am going to just veg on the couch for awhile since both babies are asleep. This whole experience with Brodie in the hospital and him being on monitors at home has been and still is very hard. I get so upset just thinking why are my babies NICU babies? I mean both of them in the same bed at the NICU..come on! But then I just thank Heavenly Father that I have been able to take both of my babies home and they are happy and healthy. They just take a litle helping out in the begininng. I love my little man, he is so sweet and realitively always happy unless he is hungry or wanting to be held. Reese has been awesome! She has been the best helper and big sister, I am so proud of her. It is really weird typing this post crying and smiling at the same time. I wish the hormones/exhaustion would level out by now! Here are some updated pictures of Brodie...

This is our family finally leaving the hospital (the other lady is the nurse walking us out)

This is Brodie's first night at home, Reese gave him her "B" to sleep with...a big deal for Reese

Brodie getting a bath

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Update...

Well it is Thusday and Brodie is still in the NICU and I cannot even express how emotionally and physically draining this whole experience has been. Hopefully we will hear from his doctor soon that he can come home tonight. He has to come home on oxegen and will be on it for at least 2-3 weeks. So now our house will have about 50 ft of oxegen tubing running through it. I hope Reese learns quickly how to avoid it and be extra soft with her baby brother.