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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Switching Sites

Alright so running low on time lately to post anything.
Here is it the end of Jan. Back at work, and at daycare.
Wearing 9 month old clothing.

This will most likely be the last posting to this blog.
I am however uploading photos/videos to our photosharing site on a regular basis, so if you are ever interested in progress of the bubby, you can check him out there :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 3

So we have officially outgrown our newborn clothing and the great swaddles provided by the hospital. that didn't take very long at all. We are pushing the 0-3 month clothing and really should be wearing our 3-6 month outfits.
Nights have been interesting. Vallyn isn't really enjoying sleeping at night. The last 2 nights we have switched from making him be swaddled and using a fleece jumper with sleeves. He has slept good the last 2 nights in the jumper and hopefully all he wanted was free arms. At least for the last 2 nights we've just gotten up for the 2-3 feedings and then gone back to sleep. Cross your fingers that this is just the start of good sleeping.

We are going to visit our daycare on Wednesday to meet and greet everyone. Apparently they give us 2 -2hr sessions for free before we start going everyday so that Vallyn cane get used to being there and meet everyone. I think that's a great idea. Plus it will give us a chance to go grocery shopping. We are currently still living on the food my mom bought when she was up here a couple weeks ago. It's starting to look really empty in the house.

Caught Twister cuddling up with the baby. Hard to get photos of Twister, she's camera shy. Evie has been bringing him toys when he's crying to try and make him happy (it doesn't work) but is awful cute.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 Weeks Old

Happy 2 week birthday Vallyn!!

Sleepy little baby, hope you nap good when sleeping with daddy on the couch.

Back from our 2 week checkup with our pediatrician. Everything is looking good, and we are told we have a very well behaved and healthy baby. Perfectly symmetrical, everything is in the 60 percentile, head/weight/height. Surprised there were no shots at this visit. We are all good to go until the middle of December for a 2 month check-up, that's when we get all shot up.
Everything seems to be going well so far. We are still working on that whole sleeping at night thing, but we can generally make it 4-5 hours with 1 feeding before we wake up and are up for the rest of the night. Looking forward to that resolving soon as I would like to get a little bit of sleep in, but it's fine for now.
The puppies are taking it to be there personal job to safe guard the little guy. Every little noise, they come running to check him out and make sure it's all okay. Actually right now Evie and Twister are cuddled up next to Vallyn on the couch. Happy little family.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Baby Vallyn Has Arrived

Welcome to the world.
Vallyn Havok Ott
9 lbs 2 oz
21 1/2" long
35" head circumference
7:55 pm 10-13-11

Had to photograph the scale in case someone didn't believe us :)

Daddy giving Baby Vallyn his 1st bath. We actually like getting our head scrubbed up and washed. Must be a water baby.

Trip home on Sunday. First time trying out the car seat. Actually went very well and we really liked the drive home. Bumpy roads are our friends.
What a big world it is out there. Vallyn couldn't decide if he wanted to be scared or ready to take on the world. There was no crying though, so I'm going with him thinking he is king of the world.

 So after a week and a half of steady contractions at 2 mins apart, we got admitted to the birth center Thursday morning at 6am to try induction. We had an ultrasound on Monday that said the baby was 8 lbs 15 oz, but those can be off by a pound in either direction. Regardless, we started the pitocin at 6:30 am and got our water broke shortly after. It didn't take too long after that before I needed the epidural to help with controlling my pain. After that happened, I was in happy land and was basically pain free.
However, it became obvious that no matter how bad of contractions I was having (and they were pretty high on the chart, we got the intensity measured by an internal monitor) our little baby was not coming out through the normal means and had to proceed with plan B.
At 7pm, we started the c-section. I am told that everything was very large. The baby was large, the placenta was twice the size of a normal one, the cord had to get a different tool to be cut with as the normal cutter wouldn't do it. And the doctor, who is 5'9, had to get a stool to be able to get tall enough to get Vallyn out. Anyways, it was a good thing we went c-section because his head is too large to fit thru the birth canal and he wasn't going to be able to come on his own. Good thing we live in the modern days, if I had this baby back in the day, I would have died in childbirth
 The downside of a big baby, is a hard c-section. I will spare everyone the details :)
so at 7:55pm Vallyn joined us in the world and Daddy took him to meet the grandparents.
About 10:15ish Mommy was awake and was ready to watch Vallyn get his 1st bath.

We are now at home and watching the big sisters Twister and Evie sniff and welcome their little brother. For the most part, the puppies don't seem to mind Vallyn. They do come running over when he makes noises just to check on him and make sure everything is ok. They look like they are going to be great friends.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ohh a Slow Labor

So here we are. Day 3 of contractions.
Day one wasn't too bad, they were monitored at a steady 5 mins apart. I got sent home to progress on my own and come back the next day.
So Tuesday, day 2, much more painful and constant contractions. Monitored at 2 minutes apart very consistently. Still not dilated enough though. They say the baby itsn't in distress and they would prefer me to just keep progressing at my slow pace and aren't going to intervene to help speed things up until absolutely needed.
So Wednesday, day 3. Still at the same pace. Having a hard time moving, but I am not going back to get monitored today. I'm getting sick of going for an hour, them telling me, yup you are having steady painful contractions that in a normal person should have resulted in a baby by now, but you are weird and your body doesn't want to cooperate. Thanks worthless doctor, I'll just lay here with contractions every 2 minutes for another day again.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Finishing Touches

Finishing touches to the nursery. Some awesome shelves are now in place over the changing table. (side note, they are straigher then photoed so they will actually hold stuff. Levi's only got the top hook on the screw in the photo.)
The closet is officially attached to the wall, so you can pull as much as you want, you are not budging that bad boy.
The stuffed animal hammock is officially hung and filled.

And yes I gave in and there are even star wars planes hanging from the ceiling. (only 2 of them though)

Baby Twister is ready for feeding time. She looks really excited and I bet her favorite place will be around the high chair once the baby starts eating/throwing real food.
Ohh the never stopping to grow belly. 19 days left (in theory), I believe I personally am not supposed to get any bigger, just the baby is supposed to grow now.
I've been told it looks like I dropped again. So the 2nd stage in dropping. I don't know, whatever. I guess I see it everyday so I don't notice little changes.

News from the Dr appointment on Friday. He said it looks like anyday now we will have our little baby. He said not to count on making it to October, but we will see how it goes.
Last Chiropractor appointment today before delivery. He just wanted to double check everything was still in line. I have to say, he waaayyyy doesn't charge enough. Got the bill for the other appointments. It's only $35 a visit. Compared to like the hundreds of dollars a visit the other doctors charge, I feel like I'm getting some great bargain with the chiropractor. Granted insurance is paying for everything at this point, but still that seems very low priced :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nursery Photos

So this is our awesome adjustable height crib. Levi picked out the breathable mesh jungle bumper.
I just have to say, it's really hard to put decals on the wall in a straight line. That is my 3rd attempt and I think it still needs some work. I may have to string a line across the wall to have some sort of reference :)

Chalkboard Wall. Works awesome. Side note, need to buy dust free chalk and an eraser next time I go to the store, look at that pile of white dust I made on the floor. Whoops, will have to clean that up.
And I need some sort of curtain time backs :)
 Closet full of clothing. Yes we already need to get that additional closet of drawers I was thinking about. We are okay for now, but next time we are down in IKEA, I"ll have to get it before they stop making stuff in this great green color.
Note stack of diapers piled up against the closet :)

Room Guardian Moo. Usually she is lurking under the changing table, but she took some time out to investigate the jungle carpet and make an appearance.