Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Allison Joy - 1 month

  • 10/29 Happy Birthday!
  • 10/30 Coming Home
  • 10/31 1st Halloween (no costume, just a cute onesie and hat)
  • 10/31 1st Doctors Visit 7lbs 10oz
  • 11/2 Doctors Visit 7lbs 13 oz
  • 11/5 1st visit to the Highland Springs Country Club
  • 11/12 - 11/14 1st trip to The Lake
  • 11/15 Doctors Visit 8lbs 6 oz
  • 11/25 1st Thanksgiving at Gary and Joanne Martychenkos
  • 11/25 Rolled over front to back (I did not witness this, but David and my parents did)
  • Sleeps allot, she will go 5 hours at night and I usually have to wake her to feed her. I feed her at 9ish and put her to bed, wake her at 2ish and then she will go to 6ish for the next feeding.
  • Nursing started out slow. I had to undress her to get her to eat, but now she eats every 2-3 hours during the day for about 20 minutes.
  • Started out swimming in her newborn outfits but is now starting to fit comfortably in 0-3 month clothes.
  • In general is a very laid back baby but she does have her moments (especially at night before bed time)
  • Uses a pacifier... not a lot but some
  • Sleeping in the pack in play in our room
  • Doesn't mind her car seat... usually goes right to sleep
  • Doesn't mind baths.... gets a curious look on her face
  • Loves to sleep on her tummy on your chest, doesn't mind tummy time at all
  • Really starting to make eye contact, those cute smiles are just starting to show up
  • Nicknames are baby girl and sister
We love you Allison!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Big Sister

Ashley has been an amazing big sister. She constantly wants to know where sister is and loves to give Allison hugs and kisses. I have not really seen any jealousy issues with Ashley. She will ask for cuddles from me occasionally but is always very helpfull with Allison. At first she struggled with remember her name but after a day or two she had it down. She was excited to go to school and hand out her "It's a girl" treat bags and tell all her friends about her new baby sister. She was even more excited when she got to push the stroller into school when I dropped her off last Thursday.

I still am speaking for Allison, just like when she was in my belly, Ashley is constantly wanting to know what Allison is saying. So cute to see her love her new little sister so much.

Allison Joy Cowan

Welcomed into our family Friday 10/29/2010 at 12:32 PM, 8 lbs 5 oz, 21.5 in long.

Wow this delivery was so much better than Ashley. We got to the hospital at 7 AM, I was started on Pitocin at 8 AM and I had a baby 3 1/2 hours later. I really only had to push three times and out she came. It helps that she was a smaller baby than Ashley (9 lbs 8 oz).

I had been saying I just wanted the baby out and boy did I. I felt so so much better just 10 minutes after delivery (the epidural might have helped with that too). I really did want her out and was just so relieved right afterwards. Plus no more gagging on toothpaste, no more heartburn, no more uncomfortableness!

At a little over a week old, all is good. You forget about how much babies really do sleep. She has been nursing really great and will go 4 hours at night, so I have been getting good rest (watch tonight she will be horrible just because I just wrote that).

I think she looks just like Ashley did as a newborn. Same hair, same head shape, same nose, same long fingers and toes. The only difference I see is her eyes are going to be darker, not sure if they will go blue or more gray like Davids.

We love her to death already!