Our baby boy is 1 month old today.
He is still eating 4oz every 3 hours…except at night when he is getting his long stretch from about 9pm until 2am, and 2:30am to 6am. Other than that, he’s an angel. He whimpers when he’s hungry, and if you take too long he’ll work out his lungs and really let you know…but other than that and a little whimpering when he’s got a dirty diaper…he’s pretty quiet. His favorite time of day is bath time. He’s getting bigger and bigger every day. He was 10lbs 4oz at his last Dr visit at 3 weeks old, and I’d be pretty surprised if he isn’t at least 1lb more now!
We are all shocked at how quickly this month flew by….even Baby D!
Wishing time would slow down a little….We love you little man.
Saturday I turned 33. I always love my birthday, but its so much better to turn a year older when you have a newborn. It’s even better than that to turn a year older when you have a newborn with a nurse at home watching that newborn & a Mom who is watching your toddler so that you can go out to dinner with your Mister! Thanks Nurse C & Grandma!!!!
Mister LK took me out to a fancy dinner at Park Avenue Spring. It was very delish. I am NEVER the one to take pictures of my food, however, when you have been pregnant for 10 months, get to go out to dinner and order everything you haven’t been able to eat in the appetizer course…that is something to be remembered!
Check it…Raw tuna, raw honey, blue cheese & the real deal caesar salad!
This pic was meant to be of Mister LK licking the plate (halibut with truffles & a brioche encrusted egg)….but my iphone was too slow
This birthday was great…spent with people I love…followed by a baking party the next day for the little girl who makes life worth living…
33 is going to be a great year…I just know it!!!
So I have been a mother to 2 kids for a little over 3 weeks now. I’d like to say that this is a piece of cake…but clearly it is so easy because of my amazing nurse. They’ll be a reassessment at a later date once she goes home…for now I’ll live in naive bliss!
You are an amazing little boy. You love to eat, 4 oz every 3 hours! You have been sleeping in 1 long stretch per night of anywhere between 5-6 hours which I would greatly appreciate if you continued that once Nurse C leaves. kthx! You love being on your belly. Your favorite place to be is in the swing or in someone’s arms. You love looking to the left! You are super strong and super cute! You are a very tranquil baby and we only hear you grunt and moan when you have a dirty diaper. You only scream (but WHAT a scream!) when you are ready to eat! You smile at us and snuggle with us and we couldn’t be happier to have you in our family. You are the best addition to this family since Miss A came along!
You, my little firecracker….you have been 3 years old for almost 2 weeks now. I’m afraid to jinx anything, so I’ll wake the wood spirits & knock on some wood just in case! You seem so much bigger now! You are still your stubborn self, but most of the time you aren’t freaking out at the slightest hint of the word no! You’re in a super silly mood most times and you like to torture us by using some weird language that sounds like animal noises! You love checking on your brother and singing him lullabies. You got your first real haircut and loved every second of it. We had a little birthday gathering here at the house for you! You played so nicely with all of your cousins! You are so smart, and so sassy, and so so so amazingly loving. You make my life better everyday.
I love these babies.
Ok…this never posted as I intended it to – so it is a little late, but it was written the morning of her birthday! Mommyfail.
Dear Miss A,
Today you are 3 years old. We think we gave you a pretty darn amazing present when we brought home Baby D, you seem to think he’s pretty sweet too! We hope you feel extremely special today. Your Daddy and I are incredibly proud of you. You are a smart, beautiful, wonderful little girl. We can’t wait to see what this 4th year of life brings to us. I am sure the new challenges on the horizon will keep us on our toes like you always do!
You are the love of my life and I adore you.
I hope that all of your birthday wishes and dreams come true my little lady. You deserve the best this life has to offer.
Happy Birthday to my favorite girl with a thousand emotions…
Cousin H is literally the sweetest boy. He gets that from his Auntie LK. We had lots of fun with this little man & Auntie S.
This whole being Jewish thing sure has its ups and downs. Although, aside from the need to starve for 1 day a year which isn’t exactly as tough as it may seem, I’ve never really experienced the down until now. My baby had a bris. His Mommy didn’t like it.
Here’s the deal Baby D…you will not remember this trauma, but I will. You will probably just take for granted that this is your body and not think about how it came to be until you, gd willing, have a son one day, but if you ever want to thank me for putting you through torture, I’ll say you’re welcome.
I took the day off from taking the photos and I left it up to someone else, but I got a few before shots so here you are little man…before your initiation into the Jewish boys club…
Poor kid … didn’t have a clue what was comin’…. I love you little boy….I promise not to put you through that type of torture ever again.
We have been home for a few days…and by home, I don’t mean back in our house, I mean we took this new little man out of the hospital to get him settled in with our new little family! Miss A came with Mister LK to pick us up and she was a great big sister helper! We had a nice quiet morning, got all checked out, took a ride on a wheelchair & into the car! We came home and were greeted by Grandma, Auntie S, Cousin H, Auntie H, Cousins S & A, our fantastic Nurse C, and as always, our fur siblings T & M.
It was a full house to say the least!
Being home has been wonderful! Miss A is adjusting & we’re getting more and more settled every day! Next goal is to get home, home. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes
We have a boy! I never imagined I would ever have a boy…except for T…but I do! And he pees a lot, just like T
Up until now, T was the cutest boy around, but Baby D is giving him a run for his money!
We had a lot of fun in the hospital, which I know sounds silly, but it is true! We had visitors and Miss A got lots of presents from Baby D, and she gave dance lessons to all the nurses! Now…I’m sure that anyone who was outside in the 70+ weather enjoyed their days as much as I did, but they didn’t get to spend their whole day with my children….so…..I win! Tantrums and all
Can we just discuss what a happy and chilled out baby my nephew is. I hope for my sister’s sake that he keeps this disposition (which he inherited from his Auntie LK)…and I hope for myself that Baby D is as happy and content as this little one! His smile and laugh are really the best!
We’re settling in now that we’re home. Adjusting to life with 2. Miss A is getting more and more used to this arrangement every day. Hoping to get some more photos up tomorrow!
Because I had a baby boy!
Yup…a big baby boy! 8lbs 12oz. Baby D. Somehow, even though he was huge, he still feels so tiny!
What a different experience this was than last time! They ran about an hour and a half late for our scheduled C, but once I went in, it was a lot more terrifying than last time! Last time there was pain I was avoiding…this time I just had to sit there and wait for the pain (read: spinal) to begin! I had an amazing anesthesiologist and as always Dr. Wong (I’m using his name because ladies in NYC, you should use him…he is better than anything you can dream of). He held my head and shoulders while they were doing the spinal, and I was at ease…which is sort of an oxymoron.
Once the procedure started, I was very very short of breath. I was feeling stuck (because I was!) and like I couldn’t breathe. The second the baby was out, my lungs filled up with glorious air & I felt so much better! Plus there was a little boy for us to love! And he is a-freaking-dorable! Then they sent the baby and Mister LK to the nursery….and I got to check emails and texts while they were finishing up. The Dr.s recommended keeping my mind off all the pressure and pulling! I’m also hoping they were distracting me from that tummy tuck I hope they gave me!!!! In reality, every resident who has come in to check me out has raved about Dr. Wong and his plastic surgery skills. Lets hope this scar is as teeny as the last one! Not that I’m getting into a bikini…well…ever!!!
The hardest thing about recovery so far has been the itching. I feel like a person coming off crack or something. My face (which started itching during the procedure, and I have to thank Mister LK profusely for scratching it for me!), my legs, my back….its terrible. On top of that they made me wear these circulation stimulators, and the material and my skin didn’t like each other. I was up all night except for a whole 2 hours total. As soon as I fell asleep they came in to wake me. Obviously!
In just a few minutes (i hope) the nurse is going to come in and I’m going to be able to get up and walk around! I’m really excited about this. Once I can move from bed, Baby D will come hang out with his Mommy and we’re gonna snuggle! I’m in love with this boy and I can’t wait to have him all to myself this morning!!!
So today is D Day….or Delivery Day….or holy crap we’re having another baby day!
Baby K 2.0, we’re very excited to meet you. So excited you might notice that it is 4:20am and I’ve been up for a good 20 minutes already with no success at falling back to sleep. The alarm is set for 5:50am, but I’m just too anxious!
From the beginning of this pregnancy, you and I have been different that Miss A and I. For most of that I thank you! The fact that I can breathe this time around is a huge help! The fact that I was sicker wasn’t a help, but hey…you win some, you lose some
Daddy thinks I’m carrying you differently, Grandma thinks my face didn’t change, and I think…well…I have no idea what to think except that I’m really glad we get to meet you today. I’m also pretty thankful that you started sleeping in the night and aren’t kicking me awake as much as you were a week or 2 ago!
There are so many people that want to know what/who you are, but most of all I can’t wait until you meet your big sister. She’s had a rough night with all the things big sisters have racing through her mind. (She might have inherited a little bit of Mommy’s pre-big event anxiety?!) She’s really excited to meet you too though…she told me she’s going to be very gentle and help me take care of you.
This world is crazy and amazing and I can’t wait to hold you in my arms and smell your new baby smell, and for you to be the perfect addition to our new and improved family!
We’ll see you soon baby!