Sunday, February 22, 2009

Party part 2

Well tonight we had all my family over for dinner and cake for Brandon's birthday and we had a great time! Brandon had a blast showing off for everyone, getting totally spoiled and being the center of attention. Can you tell we got a new camera? I love it and the pictures look great!

Friday, February 20, 2009

OMG Look what I found!

Wowsers! I found this online at Toys r us for $44.98 and I want it for Brandon sooooo bad! Its soooo cute and would last him so long. Had to share.

Quick update

Well on the cloth diaper front we are done. Every time I put them back on him his penis gets all red and blistered again so I have agreed to sell them and go back to good old fashioned Huggies! I took Brandon for his one year shots today and he was such a little trooper. The first three shots he didn't even flinch, I don't know how that happened but it did. The last one he did cry but only for a second, apparently that one stings a little. He was 22.10 pounds and 31 inches long. Getting big fast!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy first birthday baby boy!

Well today is Brandon's birthday and we are having a special day at home with Mommy, a sick Daddy, and Sissy. We just gave him his gifts and he loved them! Sissy got him a pound a peg wooden toy, and Mommy and Daddy got him some wooden cars, some crayons and a puzzle! He loved it! We love you Brandon, here's to many more birthdays with you little buddy!!!
Now that I have finally managed to download my camera pics we have also had the family over for cupcakes and more pressies! So spoiled! We had a blast, and so did Brandon, he had his first real sugar high. He was still running around dancing up a storm and playing with all his new toys at like 8 when the last few days he has been down at like 6:15. And he only had one short nap today, not too bad little guy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Brandons birth story

Well it was a Monday night and we were vegging on the couch watching House and I was chowing on licorice and reading Cosmo on commercials. I started to get some pains and honestly didn't pay any attention to them. Kris was all worried about them, but I wasn't, hey it was a good House! Kris decided that we should time the "pains" but I didn't see the point but thought hey, if you want to time them you can. I guess I wasn't really paying attention because Kris kept asking has it started yet, is it over yet, and they were so regular that he knew exactly when it would start. Apparently they were quite regular because they were right on the mark every 5 minutes. We decided to skip the rest of house and call the moms. Kris carried Kristina over to his moms and put her in the bed over there and she was what you would call a little excited, she wanted to know what was going on ASAP! We also called my mom to let her know that we thought that this was it and we were on our way. She had to work the next morning though so she didn't want us to call in the middle of the night.
I don't remember how far along I was when we got there but the contractions got harder than they did with Kristina. They were getting to the point of being unbearable so I asked for some drugs. They gave me some phentanal and I swear to you it didn't work. I asked for more but they wouldn't, they told me to give it time. It didn't work! They decided that it was time to break my water and that's when they discovered that Brandon had pooped inside of me and they needed to call the pediatrician in case he had ingested any. Of course it was all rainy and windy and it took him about 45 minutes to get from Royston to the hospital. I had just hit 10cm when they called him so for 45 minutes I had to resist the urge to push. It was pure hell. My body was wanting to push and trying to push and I had to hold it all back. It was awful, I tried to take the gas but wasn't able to with Kristina, it made me gag. It was doing that again but I just kept on sucking it in. Apparently eventually I started to like it because when the contraction ended I kept on huffing away and the doctor kept having to tell me to put it down, I sure didn't want to. When the pediatrician finally showed up I was finally able to push, it only took about 2 or 3 pushes to get him out. I was ready. We had to hold on though because the cord was wrapped around his neck, arm, and leg. He hooked his little leg back up into that position for a weeks after being born. He didn't end up needing help with the meconium, he only ingested a little which created florescent green poop.
Once Kris cut the cord and they cleaned me all up, I didn't tear!!!! YAAAA!!!! We wanted to go to bed because he was born at 2:19 am but they wanted us to bathe him first. We just kind of told them that we already knew how to do that and asked if they could just do it for us and bring him back when they were done. They weren't to keen on it but did it anyways. We called Kris's mom to let her know and she told Kristina when she got up in the morning. We called my mom when we got up the next day and she came out to see us. We asked to be discharged at 10 or 11 and went straight to Kris's moms work to show her her newest grandson and then headed home. I will never forget the look on Jan's face when we pulled up to her clinic!
This year has gone by so fast and I look forward to many more with my family!

Monday, February 16, 2009

More pictures

Learning how to sit still and watch the tube!

Yummm bananas

Brandon and his new girlfriend

Just like Daddy

Ohhhhhhh Sissys hairdryer, new favorite toy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

10 days to go

Well its 10 days until the big ONE!!!! He's going to be one! Wow. What a great time for me to relive his birth or my labor story! I will do that tomorrow. Now I just wanted to get down that his seventh tooth has popped through about 2 or 3 days ago. Its the side tooth on the bottom left. And maybe because of that his penis is all messed up again. Gotta love that. Its all blistered and bleeding again. OWWWWWW!!! Let me clarify that its not bleeding lots but it is bleeding. Poor little guy, its really hurting him. I have no idea why, I have some hunches but no real answer. Its not infected so far like last time but we are keeping a close eye on it. I am unsure if its because of the cloth diapers, no dry enough, but disposables are full of chemicals and no where near as soft as the cloth. But the cloth don't keep him quite as dry. Especially at night which is when this seems to start. Right now we are using Zincofax (Thanks mom!) and disposables so it says really dry. My plan of attack is to do that until it clears and then use cloth during the day and then disposables at night and see if that works. Maybe its just because hes in his cloth at night for about 13 hours. That's a long time with acidic pee. Wish us luck! I know there is more new with him but I can't think of anything now. Check out the awesome shoes I just won him!!!!