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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ford 2 weeks

Stats: we had Ford's 2 week checkup yesterday and little man is 9lb 2oz (55%), 21 in (55%) and head circumference of 38.3cm (75%). Crazy how such a big baby boy is only average on the charts! He had a PKU heel prick and only let out a few pitiful noises, less than mama!

Doctor appointments take a lot out of us!
Sleep: Ford is a rockstar sleeper! He is so alert during the day and has distinct awake time. He will snooze here and there and usually has one long nap during the day (4hours or so) and at night will do usually 2 4-5hour stretches which is awesome for mama! We took his newborn pictures Saturday and he would not go to sleep! I swear he acts like a 2 month old and is so bright eyed and awake. 

Eating: big boy is a great eater. Breastfeeding is going really well for us (not hurting me much anymore yay!) and we are getting really efficient. He takes about 20-30 min total to feed and will cluster feed for about 2-3hours at night before his long stretch of sleep (yesterday he cluster fed ALL.DAY.LONG). Totally worth the extended sleep though. I pumped last week and Jon fed him his first bottle Saturday night, he sucked down 2oz and wanted to eat more! He took a bottle last night as well and I hope to do 1/day if I can get enough. 

Diapering: we are no longer using Pamper's or Huggies NB diapers because they are pretty small on him but using Target brand NB which are a little bigger. At the pedi they didn't have NB diapers so we put him in a size 1 after they weighed him and it was clearly too big. I think we'll stick to Target for a few more days then try our Pamper's size 1. He doesn't have a problem filling his diaper that's for sure! Surprisingly his toots are so loud for such a little person haha. Oh and last night I had a boy mom fail, I was putting some butt paste on his bottom and forgot to cover the wee... let's just say poor boy was covered in pee and we took a wipe bath as he was screaming haha. 

Clothes: some NB are getting pretty tight but 0-3m are still baggie. I wish all brands were consistent! I can't wait until he is in 0-3m because he has lots of cutie outfits. 

Social: again, most alert baby ever! He loves his playmat during awake time and loves staring at the ceiling fans and into people's eyes. Even though they are probably just gas, he has been giving us lots of smiles! He has the funniest stink face though with furrowed brows. Oh! And his left dimple like his mama. Yesterday we were in the car quite a bit for errands and my doctor appointment and Ford let us get a good listen at his lungs. We thought he loved the car but for some reason he was NOT happy in it yesterday. I realized he was wet and I am hoping that's why he was upset.

Mama: feeling really good! I tried a day without pain meds last week and was a little sore so I am just taking one in the morning and one at night. Walking is getting easier by the day and we've taken a few walks around the neighborhood. I have finally ventured upstairs (not holding baby though) and it feels good. I am still cautious of what I pick up/how I bend over and want to take it easy for the next couple of weeks. The only thing I notice is my incision stings a bit and my ab area is sore. I had my first postpartum appointment yesterday and it went really well! My sweet doctor was still so shocked by my birth story and told me that 2% of women have the low platelet I became a part of that 2%, I don't know. She took off the sterry strips from my incision and was admiring her handy work saying how small it is and I'll be in a bikini in no time...hmm yeah right! I got blood work to check my platelet levels and I go back in 4 weeks. My doctor instantly said Ford was a mini me and all of the staff thought he was a cutie with tons of hair! Emotionally I am feeling really good...but talk to me after my help leaves on Friday ha! Being surrounded by family has been so great for me and Ford, good thing fall TV is about to start up because we will need some extra entertainment! 

To Mimi's house we go!
(I only picked up his carrier for the picture, my sister seriously won't let me lift a finger! I could get used to this hehe)

Daddy: Jon is getting lots of sleep thanks to Ford being a good sleeper and back to work full time. He works from home so checks on us every so often and gets his little man fix throughout the day. He is taking his first day trip to Dallas this week and although we will miss him, my sister is here to help and keep us company! Jon had a 24 hour allergy thing over the weekend and was so sad that he couldn't be around Ford but is feeling tons better. 

Outings: We went to missional community group last week and it felt so good to be out and about! Ford slept basically the whole time and I fed him at the end. Besides that and doctor appointments, we haven't really been anywhere but loving all the company! Daddy hosted his NFL Fantasty Draft and he had a fun playdate with his buddies Ethan (a week older than him), Ezra (4 months) and his cousin Embry (11 months). We plan on taking him to church this upcoming weekend and are going to a wedding on Sunday evening... big plans!

Cleveland Browns fan like daddy

Baby party 

Every 10 day old needs a popped Polo collar

Visitors: my mom (who lives about 20 minutes away) left us last week after staying to help for a full week and Friday my sister, brother in law, and Embry came! Cori and E are staying until Friday and are such a help around the did I get so lucky?! If you follow me on Instagram you have seen lots of cute cousin pictures, she is so sweet giving Ford lots of kisses and breaking in all of his toys.... I think I may have to do a whole post dedicated to Embry and Ford pics lol! We've loved introducing Ford to friends and family and have more visitors throughout the week!

Cousin loving... too sweet!

Mimi & Papa & their 2 grandbabies

Uncle James

Finally figuring out the paci...ish. This is awesome during cluster feeding times when he just gets a full feeding and is a little fussy. Can't you tell by his stink face that he loves it?

Cori caught a smile this morning!

Ford's 1 week update 
Ford's birth story
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Unknown said...

I'm seriously loving little Ford.

Breastfeeding was the hardest part for me for the first two days. It hurt so bad and I would tear up and goose bumps everytime I would have to nurse.

Candice Williams said...

I love reading these ford updates so please keep doing them :) he sounds like a fabulous sleeper and eater and baby all around! You are definitely blessed. I'm glad that you're feeling well and getting some sleep. I hope the recovery keeps going smooth and that you just continue to keep feeling better and more like yourself as the days pass. Ford is so so cute!

I always hated how baby sizing worked too. And you will continue to keep seeing this even as he grows. James is 2 and a half almost.. Yet he is in a 2T in very few brands. He is a 9-12 month in H&M clothes. Can you believe that?! Their sizing is so off. And most clothes he's an 18 month. It just varies all over the place until you get the hang of what brands fit which way... James skipped some sizes all together so after a certain point I stopped buying ahead because I didn't want to buy a size he would never be in :)

Can't wait to read more next time!

Mandy Ford Art & Illustration said...

What a cutie you have there! I love his name...if my last name wasn't Ford I would have thought about that for one of my boys. :) And I giggled at your doc's comment about being bikini ready soon...I had twins which took a major toll on my belly. At my first postnatal apptm. my doctor could tell I was upset about the state of my body and he said..."sweetie...just focus on your babies." Best thing he could have said. :)

KRISTIN said...

So glad everything is going so well! I have a theory on past due babies & alertness/sleeping and I'm happy to hear Ford is following suit. :)

Unknown said...

Seriously SO cute! Glad you are doing well :) Bummer he wouldn't sleep for his newborn pics but wide open eyes are so cute too!! And probably a better picture of who he is as a newborn anyway :) At least that's what I told myself after not getting any sleepy baby pics of Christian!

Bri said...

Awww...yay for cousin love! Glad he is a rockstar eater and sleeper for his mamma! Can't wait to see his newborn pictures!

Lauren H Edmondson said...

so much precious-ness! It took me and my husband a few tries to learn the best "cover the wee" technique for little boys haha, after several loads of laundry and baths we learned quickly though!

Carolyn said...

YAY! :) I'm so glad that you're all doing so well! Ford is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

He is just so adorable! Glad you are all doing well.

Nicole Castro said...

He is a chunkster like Miles! Oliver has always been small, 10% all his life..he's only 23 lbs at 2 years, and miles is 13 lbs at 2 months and in the 60% lol my kids are the definition of all kids being and growing different. I love all your pictures!!! He is just so stinkin cute

still being [molly] said...

he is just so sweet!!!! and that's awesome - I'm a Cleveland Browns fan, too!! GO BROWNS!

Christelle said...

Ford is just too cute! So glad you are doing well after you c-section!!

Bridget said...

Glad to hear all is well in the Hart house. Ford is so previous and I think he does look a lot like you!!!

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

Wow, 2 weeks already?? What a cutie!!

Rebekah @ Chronicles from the Peanut Gallery said...

So crazy that he is 2 weeks old already!! I love your comment about Fall TV! I have set TONS of new shows to record that I normally wouldn't, my husband keeps asking why and my response is "maternity leave".

Jordan said...

He's the cutest little guy!!

Jessica said...

he's so precious! cannot believe he is 2 weeks already!

Kaity said...

Ford is such a little cutie! I'm having the hardest time deciding which parent I think he most looks like! you and Jon have such similar coloring, which I think helps blur any distinction a bit. but with such a beautiful little family you know Ford has some good genes coming his way no matter who he favors :)

Carly said...

The popped polo collar is my FAV! He's so cute!


Sarah said...

crue TOTALLY peed on himself and it was when i was lifting his butt up to apply paste too! caught him straight in the eye and all over his hair. mom fail! they would be best buddies :)
i cant believe he is already 2 weeks old! adorable as EVER!

Maria said...

What a CUTIE!!!!!! He's so sweet and so happy to hear that everything is going well. I can't believe how well he sleeps, that's amazing!!! :) You're a lucky lady. Soak up every minute. Our baby is turning three tomorrow. :)


Unknown said...

He is perfect! Congratulations to you and your family! He reminds me of Jed, he's super alert and awake too!

We have the same blankets, playmat, and boppy! That is too funny! Can't wait to see more pictures :)

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