Sunday, September 28, 2008

The best feeling

I felt it! I felt the best feeling in the world! I'm laying in bed almost asleep and I feel this feeling very low in my belly. Could it be the baby? I don't think too much of it because I'm just about to fall asleep. Then after we're all up for the morning I'm sitting on the couch reading...I feel it again! And again! This time I know the feeling. It's the baby rolling over inside me!! Oh what a wonderful feeling!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

12 week check up

I had my first appointment with my midwife today and found out that we are having another stubborn baby. She tried to use the doppler to find the heartbeat and heard nothing so she went to get the ultrasound machine. Sure enough, baby is fine, strong heartbeat but laying too low to be heard on the doppler. Peanut did the same thing the first time we tried to hear him on the doppler. The good thing about it is I got another print out.

Last week we went to the tour of the midwifery center. I am so excited. Finally someone who understands that pregnancy and birth are normal and doesn't require medical intervention. The rooms are wonderful...queen size bed, jacuzzi tub to labor and birth in, birthing balls and stools, fridge/freezer. I will not have an IV stuck in me and will not have continuous monitoring (contractions and baby's heartbeat). I'll be able to get up and walk around, get in the tub, shower..whatever feels best. I will eat and drink as I feel necessary. They will not give me pitocin or any medication to speed up labor or pain...usually makes for more problems anyways. They will not break my will break when its ready and they will not induce until 42 weeks. They will let my pregnancy and labor run its course like it should...without intervention. Unlike an OB, my midwife won't show up just to catch the baby. She will be with me the whole time for support. Just knowing that I've finally found someone who gets it makes me so excited and happy.

Monday, September 8, 2008

10 Months

I normally don't post monthly updates on Sean but he has learned so much in the last month I want to brag on him. He's finally switched from 3 naps to 2 a day..and he sleeps an hours or two later in the morning now. He took his first steps back in July but barely did any walking. In the past week or two he's really taken off with it and been practicing like crazy. He can now walk across the room by himself. I love his little wobbly walk and the look of pride on his face.

His second tooth has came through and he's really taken an interest in solids...eats a lot now. No one can eat around him without him begging for some. He LOVES pasta, yogurt, meats, veggies...well just about anything. lol The funny thing is he hates spoons unless you're giving him yogurt or a bite of ice cream (he doesn't get much) but has no problem with the fork. His favorite by far are fingers though.

He's really trying to communicate. If he can't say something he'll point at it and grunt. He says dada but not mama yet. When DH gets home he'll look out the window and say " a da a dad" but any other time it's "dada". One morning Richard kept hitting the snooze button so Sean woke up, rolled over, started hitting DH saying "dada dada dada". He loves Annabelle and Precious (really loves to tackle them) so it didn't surprise me when he tried to say dog and cat. Dog is dog without the "g" at the end and cat is "kiki". At Busch Gardens we watched to wolves and the whole time he was pointing at them saying "dog dog". It was too cute! His favorite word is "uh oh". He says it whenever he drops or throws something or he falls down. The other day at my parents house he pointed at my dad and said "Gamp". He hasn't said it again but I have a feeling Granddad may be Gamp. When he claps he'll say "ayyyyy!!" for yay. He just started saying his newest word the last couple days. When he wants to nurse he'll say "M" but he drags the two sounds out so it sounds like "eemmm".

I think that's all the new things lately. It's amazing how much he's changed lately. Most of this has been in the last couple weeks...some in the last couple days. Every day he continues to amaze me.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Newest video of Sean

Sean LOVES The Wiggles so tonight we were watching them online. Here's the video I took of him.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Growth Charts

I have heard many times that breastfed babies grow differently than formula fed babies. There are 2 growth charts; one for every baby and one for breastfed babies. I was told that breastfed babies don't follow the first chart very well but most doctors use it anyways. At Sean's last doctors appointment I was told he had fallen off the curve but they weren't concerned. I looked at his chart and they were using the CDC chart (the first chart). It got me thinking and today I finally sat down and charted Sean's growth on both charts. The difference is amazing. I'll be bringing both charts to Sean's next appointment and talk to his doctor about it.

This is the info I charted (age/weight):
Birth- 6 lbs 7 oz
2 months 2 days- 10 lbs 6 oz
4 months 14 days- 13 lbs 4 oz
6 months 21 days- 14 lbs 15 oz
9 months 5 days- 15 lbs 13 oz

Here's the CDC chart, doctors use this one and it's for both formula fed and breastfed babies. Sean fell off the curve on this one.


Here's the WHO's (World Health Organization) chart for breastfed boys. Notice how he's still on the curve.