What an incredible month it was! Our sweet boy blessed our lives in so many ways!
Who knew how exhausted we were going to be! Tim was able to take a week off which was great for all those late nights. Tim's mom, dad and brother came down to meet him and made it to Texas the day he was born. My brother and future sister-in-law made it at the end of the week.
The start of week 2 was pretty scary. Our little eater who lives for the next feeding skipped a feeding. We thought maybe he was just tired but when we woke him up for the next feeding he refused again. At that point we took his temperature and he had a fever. New mom and dad didn't know what a huge deal that it is for a newborn to have a fever. When we called Owen's doctor the nurse said to go to the ER immediately. I of course started bawling. Tim was able to remain calm and we managed to get out the door. They took Owen back right away and immediately put him on an IV with fluids as well as drawing blood. They even had to do a lumbar tap. So sad, Tim and I had to leave the room because we couldn't handle it. They ended up admitting Owen for 48 hours to monitor him and keep him on IV fluids and antibiotics while they waited to get the lab results back. I pretty much cried the entire 48 hours. I told Tim they were going to send in a psychiatrist if I didn't stop! Praise the Lord, the lab results came back negative so it was viral. They assumed Owen picked up something from a visitor. Honestly the rest of the week was a blur. We just kept him home and away from any visitors! Sweet boy had a terrible cough and congestion that week too.
Week Three and Four:
Owen started feeling much better, just in time for a visit from his Aunt Julie! My best friend flew in from Colorado to meet Owen and help Tim and me out. It was so incredible having her here as we were learning (through trial and error) how to take care of our little guy!
One month check up:
Weight: 9 lbs, 13 ounces - 50th Percentile
Length: 22 3/4 inches - 75th Percentile
Head Circumference: 50th Percentile
Loves: being bounced on an exercise ball, eating (only breast milk so far), looking at bright colors, walks in the stroller, snuggling, bath time
Hates: tomatoes...whenever I eat anything with tomatoes Owen screams like crazy (sad...no pizza for me for the next year), wet diapers, nap time (it takes 45 minutes to put Owen down for a 20 minute nap), tummy time, having to wait even one minute to eat when he wakes up
At one month Owen is eating every 2-3 hours during the day. He is super alert and loves to watch you. He knows mine and Tim's voices and follows us with his eyes. he is able to turn his head 1-2 times during tummy time before throwing a fit! Even though he hates nap time, he sleeps like a pro at night. We are able to put him right in his crib after he eats at all the feedings during the night! At night he has made it 5 hours between feedings, but sometimes he only makes it 2 1/2 hours.
Here is the link to some of Owen's newborn pictures. Owen's newborn pictures. They turned out so cute!
|Our first night home...wide awake in the middle of the night!|
|So sweet! He loves to sleep when he is supposed to be eating|
|The Watson boys hanging out at home|
|Owen's first bath. He loves bath time!|
|Owen loves his Uncle Chris|
|All ready for his first doctors appointment|
|He looks so small when his Uncle Brian holds him|
|Owen's first bottle in the hospital because he was too tired to nurse|
|Still in the hospital, feeling better though! Poor little guy with his IV|
|Found his thumb|
|Owen loves reading with his Gigi|
|First walk. Owen slept the whole time|
|This is one of Tim's favorite pictures|
|First time to church. Owen did great, he slept the whole time!|
|With his Aunt Julie|
|Little man did not like posing!|
|Best month of our lives!|