Friday, November 30, 2012
Trenton is 1 month already! Well tomorrow that is, but close enough. It is crazy how fast time goes. He is already around 9lb 4 oz (2lbs more than birth weight). I just weighed myself and then held him and weighed myself again so I don't know how accurate it is. He has already out grown newborn diapers and a pack of his newborn onsies. He is quickly growing out of his newborn clothes which makes me sad because some of his cutest outfits are newborn. But I am excited with what comes with a baby getting older. He is awake more often and can keep eye contact better. He is lifting up his head quite a bit. Ben and I just want him to start smiling already :) Trenton already has quite the personality. His likes are: His binki. It is like the end of the world to him if his binki falls out. He doesn't cry, but he fusses really bad. He likes sleep, but also likes to fight sleep. Kind of a difficult thing, but once he is asleep he will sleep for hours if he is on his stomach and for almost as long if he is on his side. He likes to sleep on our bed. He likes to sleep on his daddy's chest. He loves to grunt and squeak. I've never known a baby to make so much noise. It is very entertaining. He likes getting his hair washed. He gets very relaxed when we wash his hair. He LOVES music, ecspecially primary songs with Christmas a close second. He instantly calms down as soon as I start singing to him or we start playing music. He likes to pass gas like an old man. He has let some go that could give any full grown adult a run for their money. It is gonna be embarassing when we start to bring him out places because no one is going to believe that it was the baby. And lastly he likes the lights on Christmas trees. He just lays there totally calm and stares at them. His dislikes are: sleeping on his back. He will wake up in a few minutes if he is asleep on his back. He HATES bath time, except for his hair getting washed. He does not like to get his diaper changed. He does not like to sleep in his cradle. If he is not in the deepest sleep possible, he will wake up as within 2 minutes of putting him in there. I don't let him sleep on our bed till after 6am because I don't want him to be that baby that sleeps in our bed till he's 2 or 3. And I swear this kid has a built in clock because he starts fussing every morning between 6 and 6:15, even if he just ate at 5. He falls asleep the secong I pull him into bed with us unless he is hungry. For the most part he is a pretty chill kid. He has his times where he has to be held, but he is pretty content with laying by himself just as long as he has his binki. The only thing that has me worried about him is that he chokes often (3-6 times a day.) The doctor said that if he keeps it up we need to bring him in to get checked for reflux problems. Hopefully it will go away though. All in all Ben and I love Trenton to know end. He is the greatest blessing in our lives and we are so happy to have him in our lives!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Trenton Isaac Fawcett was born on Thursday evening. He was 7lbs 4 oz and 20 in long. On Halloween I went to the doctors for my weekly check up and I had not progressed at all from the week before. Ben was getting anxious and I was getting rather uncomfortable so I had him strip my membranes to move things along (if you don't know what that means don't feel bad because I didn't either unitl a few months ago). All that day I walked around with minor contractions, but I had been having that for almost 3 weeks so I didn't think much about it. Then at 2 in the morning I felt a drop so I hurry and stood up out of bed and my water broke. I've never seen Ben wake up so quickly. After waking up my mom and cleaning up we headed off to the hospital. my contractions picked up fast and were 2 min apart, but they slowed down once I got in bed. Ben's parents got to the hospital around 5 and the waiting game began. I didn't get my epidural for awhile because I hear they slow labor down. So around 11 I got my epidural when the contractions got bad. By 3 I was so sick of just chillin in bed. Also my epidural wore off in my lower back and I was in a lot of pain. I got a shot of liticain and that helped A LOT, but only lasted for a little over an hour befor my left side regained feeling. Then they gave me a shot of something else and it helped a little but then I started pushing at 5 and was in a lot of pain. I don't know why people go with out an epidural "just to say they did it with out one", I'm sorry but that is just dumb to put yourself through that pain for pride reasons. I've heard people say they don't get one because you recover faster, or you feel closer and more connected with your baby and that I can understand and I say more power to you. Anyway at 6:25 our little man was born and he came out very healthy looking. It was a good thing he came out when he did because I felt like punching the docotor and the nurses because for an hour and a half they kept saying "Good job, you are almost there." An hour and a half of hearing that when you are in major pain gets quite annoying, but that is besides the point. Trenton came out healthy looking and didn't even cry at first. Just came out with wide eyes and taking in the world. He did fuss after about 30 seconds when they were cleaning him off but he stopped once they laid him on my chest. It was the most wonderful feeling in the world. We stayed at the hospital until Saturday morning and then came home. The first night home he woke up every hour and a half, but the next night he slept in 3 hour stretches and now he is sleeping in 4 hour stretches so I can not complain at all. My favorite things about him are: he only cries when getting his diaper changed. He does get fussy in the evening because of an upset tummy, but nothing too bad. He loves to lay on people's tummys to sleep, especially his daddy's. He makes funny cute noises all the time He always puts his hands around his face which usually results in him holding his binki in all by himself. Ben and I love having this little bundle of joy with us and wouldn't change it for the world. It also has been very helpful to have my mom here helping us out. Very thankful to her for that.