Friday, August 29, 2008

First week at home

The first week at home has been exciting and exhausting. Liam is a good baby - not super fussy, and still sleeping a lot. At night he has been giving us almost 3 hours between feedings. Breastfeeding has been going better than expected, he is a good eater. We saw the Dr. for his 1 week appt and his weight is up to where it should be, 8lb 4 oz. (up 4 oz. since release from hospital - just 3 days prior). He had lost some weight while in the hospital, which I guess is normal. It has been great having my mom around to help out. Kurt and I were even able to make it out to a movie together. Thanks Gramma!

First Visit to the Dr's office!

First Bath (well SPONGE bath!)

Super Model Baby
Fun with Grampa Bob, Brooke, and Daddy
Meeting Great Grandpa Finkenbrink for the first time. He is 101 years old. "Liam" comes partially from Great Grandpa's first name "WilLIAM" as well as his other set of Great Grandparents "Gran and Gram' WilLIAMs"

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Coming home from the hospital

The last day in the hospital was Saturday 9/23. We got up early and were anxious to take Liam home. After 4 nights in the hospital, we were also anxious to get home ourselves. Although not having the nursery nurses on call 24/7 would be challenging. Good thing - Gramma Merlinkey and Grampa Bob are waiting for us at home and will be staying a while to help out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

He is here!

So... it has taken me almost three weeks to post since Liam has arrived, I think being a new mom sort of delays things!

He was born Tuesday Aug. 19th at 12:59 pm at West Hills Hospital. He was born via planned C-section due to pregnancy onset hypertension and risk of shoulder dystocia due to him being a "big boy" ... he was 9 lbs!

9 lbs!

Our first "family photo"

Getting to know eachother - and SMILES all around!

Fun with Dad

Gramma Merlinkey - tears of Joy!

Grammy M - BIG cheesy grin!

Grampa and his boy


Welcome Home Liam!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Serious nesting going on :)

So... Kurt is in New York, I have no plans today, so I have spent most of the afternoon... NESTING. I guess its normal right?

baby laundry - check
hospital bag packed - check
diaper bag packed - check
closet organized - check
stroller built - check
coming home outfit selected - check
and on and on and on....

i think the only things now left to do are:
- put the play yard together
- install car seat
- put the swing together
- wait for glider to arrive

oh... and wait for baby to arrive!