Thursday, July 4, 2013

Nash Lendel Jeppesen

Nash joined us on June 9th at 11:39 am. He weighed 7 lbs even and was 20 inches long. He has lots and lots of dark hair, and from what I've been told, looks a lot like his Daddy. He definitely got Lendel's coloring, which I'm grateful for because he has beautiful olive skin.

We had his 2 week check-up yesterday, even though he was 3 1/2 weeks. He was great for his PKU test and only cried a little bit when they pricked his heel to draw blood. These are his stats:
  • Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz which puts him in the 33rd %ile
  • Head: 14 in which is the 55th %ile
  • Height: 21.75 in which is the 70th %ile
Our little boy is tall and skinny with a normal head! Yay he's turning out to be fairly normal! He does have Torticollis, a condition in which one side of his neck is stronger than the other. We can't get rid of the flat spot on his left side because that's the only side he lays on because it's more comfortable. He just has to go to a little physical therapy and the doctor said his head will straighten out within a month or two! 

Nash eats great and is a really calm baby. He usually sleeps about 4 hours, but occasionally we'll get lucky and he'll go for 6 or 7 hour stretches. (Last night was one of those so I am feeling great today!) No matter when he eats at night he is always awake bright and early so he's going to make me a morning person I suppose... bummer. Here are some of my favorite pictures of our little guy!

He is starting to smile so much!
Melts my heart :)
He loves his Daddy 
Getting measured at the Dr 

Bath Time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Things I've Learned....

Well, obviously a lot has changed in my life in the last month! I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I'll start with a list of random things that I've come to realize since having our sweet little baby:

1. You lose absolutely all dignity when you have a child. After being ... checked... by multiple people, having to be helped when you pee, being spread-eagle for quite a few hours, and having someone watch you feed your baby... all pride is gone. I say Bless Your Souls Nurses! I have a new-found respect for all the medical personnel out there...

2. Forget the car, phone, light bulb, atomic bomb, etc... EPIDURALS ARE THE GREATEST INVENTION OF ALL TIME! We checked in the hospital at 2:00 and I had that sucker by 3:00. I wasn't playing any games!

3. Closely following the Epidural comes the disposable diaper. My gratitude for these grows exponentially each time this little angel of mine has a major blow-out. All I can say is.... "ugggghhhh" *shutter*

4. It is a wise decision to make sure that internet and TV are set up before you bring the baby home. After working or going to school, or both most of the time; sitting all day long with just a baby as company can get pretty boring. I'm like a lonely puppy at home all day and just wait by the door for when Lendel finally comes home!

5. My mother is an absolute LIFESAVER!!! She came out and stayed with me for a week after we had Nash, and she helped me out so much! I couldn't walk... or sit down for that matter... for about a week, so having her out here was the best thing ever.

6. Post-Pregnancy Bodies are..... different. It's pretty hard to look in the mirror and see what I see, but I just have to tell myself it was worth it; which it totally was. I've still got 20 lbs to go, and about these stretch marks.... yeah not sure when they will go away! Pants have become my new arch-nemesis =/

7. My husband is the greatest guy ever! He's so good with Nash, and he helps me out whenever I need it. I'll admit, he's a bit pathetic late at night when he's tired, but I still love him ;) I always tell Lendel I don't want him to go to work, but I'm grateful he's working so hard for us.

8. A Baby's smile is the most beautiful thing in the world! Nash has just started smiling a lot and it melts my heart every time. He even makes the cute little 'cooing' sounds, which just adds to it. Of course when he does this I become one of those embarrassing parents: making ridiculous faces and talking in a high-pitched voice. Judge me all you want... remember I have no shame anymore!

That's really all I can think of for now... I'll post some more pictures and what-not within the next few days as I gather my thoughts.