Friday, April 29, 2016

Cressey: One, Two, Three Weeks

One week old:  April 15, 2016
Two weeks old:  April 22, 2016
Three weeks old:  April 29, 2016
Cressey lost her belly button on April 25th. I noticed it was gone while sitting on the couch with Helen Grace and panicked when I couldn't find it. Luckily, HG got down on her hands and knees and found it under the couch. By the end of her third week, Cressey's eyes seem to be very blue so far, and she loves to be warm and snuggled up (and will sleep a lot better that way). Because she has to be in order to be heard over her sister, she is quite vocal and makes noises even in her sleep. In the last week, she has really started to hold her head up which can almost throw her off your shoulder as it can take you by surprise. Also, she is staying alert more during the day, and she'll give you quite the lookover with those big baby blues!

More Firsts for CMT

Meeting Emily and Alexandra Coats

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Meeting Lawson

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Meeting Helen

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First shopping expedition to Square Cupboard in Hernando (April 20th)

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SAA sent Cressey and Helen Grace a big/lil sister package!

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First time to ride in carrier- she slept the whole time

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We walked down to the gazebo and bridge to get a little fresh air and let big sister tromp around in the water in her rain boots!

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First family dinner: Sunday lunch at Pyro’s (April 24th)

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Checking on sissy

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Grandma joined us for Cressey’s two week check up with Dr. Vargo on April 25th. She weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz, and she was 20 inches long.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Toohig Tidbits

Her spelling words last week included ‘to’ and ‘two.’ As Spiffer studied with her, she asked how HG could tell the difference between the two words. HG said, “’To’ is the preposition.”

As HG laid in bed one night, she rolled over to face her shelf of ribbons and trophies. She said, “I like who I am because I like to be someone that wins a lot of awards and someone that is teachers’ favorite to teach.”

When I lay down with HG at night, I usually read articles or a book on my phone, and HG likes to ask me about what I’m reading. One night, I told her the book I was reading was about a mom that was overly involved in her daughter’s life, telling her who to date and what to do with her life, etc. HG said, “That’s just being a good mom- like you. They tell you what to do because they want the best for you.”

Mama Update:  As I turned the corner on week two after c section, I was still hurting at times but getting around better. For the most part, I could get out of bed on my own, although sometimes with a lot of effort/pain. At the beginning of the third week, I am feeling like a whole new person. I can get out of bed all by myself and without pain, and I can easily get up and down the stairs. I do still have some back pain or core discomfort after a long day, but I no longer need pain meds.

Baby Update:  Cressey is sleeping most of the day, and she eats as often as every 2-3 hours (which makes for a very long night). Her volume level goes from 0 to 60 in two seconds. When she wakes up and is hungry or wet, she will immediately let you know. She does well in the car, usually falling asleep. She’s still grunting a lot, and her eyes are still gunky at times (both of which Dr. Vargo said are totally normal). We are working on finding the right formula, but she is less likely to throw up lately if you can get her to burp- which is reallllly hard to do. She likes to be warm and bundled up in a fluffy blanket, and she sleeps swaddled, although sometimes she wants her arms to be free. In general, she seems to be much more laidback than her big sister was, both in temperament and in her sleeping/eating habits. 

Big Sister Update:  HG is still a wonderful big sister, and now that we are back to our normal nighttime routine, she hasn’t had anymore tantrums about the baby. She wants to hold her constantly, although she still has no interest in changing a diaper and is terrified she’ll throw up on her.
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Ringing in his 38th birthday in style!
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Love this new family tree by HG
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And also this page in her religion packet
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This seems to be her favorite position.
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Dress up shenanigans by her big sister begin now!2016-04-24 09.40.38-2
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FaceTiming with Addie
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On the 26th, Cressey and I finally made the trek (with Spiffer) to SAA to pick up HG. She was soooo excited to see all of us! We stopped for a sno cone on the way home, and Cressey did great on the ride, sleeping the whole way.
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