Friday, September 23, 2011

2 Weeks

As my little one is napping, I figured I would update the blog. Everyone keeps telling me how much this time is going to fly by and I don't want to forget any moment :)

Blake had his 2 week check up this morning, and he is now weighing 10 pounds 2 ounces (almost an entire pound heavier than his birth weight!). His umbilical cord fell off yesterday (well, it was dangling by a half a thread and I might have helped it off a little - whoops!) and the pediatrician cauterized it this morning since it was still pretty yucky/wet looking.

We still haven't used any formula, but we do the vitamin D drops his doctor recommended a few times a week (I'm supposed to give it to him daily, but I can't stand the look on his sweet face when he tastes that nasty stuff!). Once I run out of the free bottle she gave me, I don't know if I will continue to use it ... Apparently vitamin D doesn't pass in breast milk, but I'm not convinced that it's necessary to dose him daily if he's out in the sun.

He's sleeping for 3-4 hours at a time at night, he gets up and eats and goes right back to bed in his crib. During the day, he likes to eat anywhere from every 2-4 hours depending on how tired he is. David is a huge help to me, day and night time - which is a blessing. He really is such an awesome dad. I'm finally to the point where I'm not that sore - so I can handle most of the night calls myself so he can sleep before work.

Blake is in 0-3 month clothes, poor kid is wearing a newborn outfit today and the pants look like shorts on him - poor buddy!

Well, let's not bore everyone with my random blabbing ... Onto my favorite mobile photos since he's been born!

Blake's first picture all cleaned up in recovery with mama :) 9.8.11


Coming Home 9.11.11


Bathtime 9.12.11


First Fauxhawk @ 2 Weeks 9.22.11
P.S. The light makes his hair look like it's red, but it's definitely brown!


Hope everyone has a great weekend! We are traveling to Augusta to watch my "little" brother get his white coat for medical school :) Praying Blake behaves in the 160+ mile car trip!

Love, Brooke

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Allow Us to Introduce ...

Our sweet baby boy, Blake David Augestad, made his debut via scheduled c-section on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 2:29 EST!

Weight: 9 pounds 4 ounces
Length: 20 & 1/4 inches long
Head Circumference: Whopping 15 inches!

Photo Taken By Laura Taylor Photography

We couldn't be any happier with our little guy :) And the love and support of our family and friends since his birth has been nothing short of phenomenal! God is soo good :)

We have been home for almost 5 days now and Blake is doing surprisingly well for a newborn. During the day he eats about every 2.5 hours, and at night he eats every 3-4 hours (the pediatrician just gave us the green light to spread the feedings to every 4 hours since his weight was almost back up to his birth weight, we were doing every 3 hours until a couple days ago). He hardly cries, unless he's hungry or something is really bothering him (tummy issues, etc.). He has been sleeping in his crib for the last couple of nights without any issues what-so-ever! David and I both are surprisingly rested :) We average 7-8 hours of sleep a night and I take an additional nap in the afternoon for about an hour or so between his feedings.

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I will upload the pictures from my dad's camera that we took at the hospital and some of our visitors at home in the next few days. Most of my time is occupied with newborn laundry and slowly hobbling around the house from my c-section. Looking forward to being able to drive in another week. I'm starting to go a little stir crazy at home during the week when David is at work M-F from 2-midnight, so come visit us!!!

We have a rather eventful weekend... Blake will be attending his first wedding at 8 days old tomorrow (my father-in-law to his fabulous fiancee Lynette), I'm going to spend a couple hours with some friends on Saturday night at her bachelorette party while David watches him at home (I'm secretly freaking out inside about leaving him alone with him, but I'm sure he will be fine!), and then we plan on bringing him to church with us on Sunday. Hope all three of these outings go well :)

Have a great weekend!