Sunday, November 29, 2009
Hunter went to his two week doctor's appointment this past week. He has gained some weight back and is now 8 lbs 12 oz. and the doctor said he looks great. His umbilical cord came off so he was allowed to finally get his very first bath this past week. He did pretty well in the bath but did not like being naked for very long. He is eating 3 oz every 3-4 hours during the day and at night he has been sleeping as long as 5-6 hours between feedings! I have been pumping during the day to make a bottle for him to eat when he wakes up in the middle of the night to speed up the process. Hunter makes the cutest faces in his sleep, ranging from big smiles to silly faces. So cute!
We have been asking Allie if she wants to hold baby Hunter for 2 weeks now and finally this past week she held him, but only for a brief second. He was crying and she doesnt like when he cries. The expression on her face is priceless!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Baby Hunter will be two weeks old tomorrow. It is hard to believe how fast two weeks have flown by! We have made the adjustment pretty smoothly and Hunter has been sleeping great at night. We were prepared for the worst, a baby who wakes up every 2 hours to eat or even worse a baby who wants to be up all night crying or being held. But we got lucky and Hunter wakes up every 4 hours to eat and get a diaper change and falls right back to sleep.
Clint's mom and grandmother came down from Maryland to visit us this weekend. They were so excited to meet baby Hunter and see Allie Rae. Hunter slept most of their visit but they were able to hold and cuddle with him. Allie was very excited to see her mom mom! (It is very common to call a grandmother mom mom in the Easter Shore area of Maryland, I had never heard of that name before until I met Clint haha). We look forward to seeing everyone again at Christmas.
Hunter has another doctor appointment this Tuesday and we will find out if he has gained weight. He also receives his first shot! :-(
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Hunter had his first doctor appointment on Friday, just 4 days after he was born. He weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz which the doctor said was good, some babies loose a lot more weight. He didnt receive any shots, just a check up and the doctor said he was doing great. He will go back in another 2 weeks for his hepatitis shot along with a weight check. He is a great eater and has been on breast milk only since he was born. He eats about every 3 to 4 hours. We are in the process of working out a night time feeding 'routine' and so far it is going well. Clint feeds him a bottle of milk I pumped earlier at 8 pm and then I feed him again before we go to bed at 10:30ish. Then he wakes me up between 1 and 1:30 for a diaper and to eat. Then again around 4:30. Allie wakes me up at 7:30 to start her day, so I am getting about 5-6 hours total of sleep which is pretty good for having a newborn. He is such a great baby and we are so glad he is healthy and happy.
When we got home from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon it was cold, rainy and the area was experiencing strong winds due to a tropical storm hitting the East Coast. We were glad to be home until we walked into our house to find that our heating and air conditioning had died!! Our house was freezing cold and it was already 3 o'clock, leaving us only a few hours to try to get a company out to repair the unit. The wind and rain had caused some of our outdoor wiring to come apart. Luckily Clint was able to get a friend to come out and work on the unit and by 7 pm we had heat again. Unfortunately, it was too late at that point for my parents to bring Allie over, who we hadnt seen since Sunday evening. They brought her over Friday morning and we told her to go and find baby Hunter. He was asleep upstairs so she went running and first checked his bedroom in his crib but he wasnt there. She then looked in her bedroom and finally found him in the packnplay in our bedroom. She was so excited to see him! She gave him a kiss and we woke him up and played 'ice cream' with Allie in her bedroom. She loves being a big sister however she doesnt like when Hunter cries. She will tell us 'put him to bed' when she wants alone time with us or when he is crying loudly. She gives him binky's and kisses him goodnight and really seems to be doing well with the new addition to the family.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hunter Nelson Davis was born on Monday November 9th 2009 via c-section at 8:21 am. He weighed 9 lbs exactly and measured 20.5 inches long. He was almost identical in weight/measurement to his big sister Allie when she was born (9 lbs 1 oz. 21 in long). He has dark hair, medium skin tone and he is the sweetest baby boy I have ever seen. His skin is soo smooth and he is a great eater. He only cries (so far...) when having his diaper changed and he loves to be held and cuddled with mommy and daddy. He is looking forward to meeting his big sister Allie! It was love at first sight for mommy, he is cuter than I could have imagined. Our stay at the hospital was great, the nurses were all wonderful, my pain level was never above a 2 (on a scale of 1-10) and I have had a much easier recovery so far than with the first c-section. I was up walking around the room by Tuesday afternoon, and we were able to check out a day early! Thank you to everyone for the well wishes, cards, texts/emails, flowers, and prayers. We are so blessed and can not wait for everyone to meet baby Hunter!