Thursday, August 27, 2009


Jacob had a doctors appointment yesterday. The doctor said that he was perfect. Of course we already knew that! He weighed in at 5lbs 15oz which is up from his discharge weight of 5lb 12.8oz. Jacob is doing very well. He sleeps a lot, all day and pretty much all night. I have to wake him every 3 hrs to eat and even then he is still very sleepy. He barely ever crys except during diaper changes when he is naked. He is so tiny we don't have many clothes that fit him. Even newborn clothes are too big and forget about 0-3mo clothes. I was expecting a bigger baby. I didn't know I needed preeme sized clothes.

Devin and I are doing well. The first night was pretty rough involving lots of crying on my part, screaming on Jacob's part, not feeding well, me trying to do too much and not waking up Devin to help, me falling on the stairs and just overall exhaustion. The last two nights have been MUCH better. Jacob has been sleeping between feeds which means I get 1.5-2hrs of sleep in a stretch. I am still tired and exhausted by the late evening. Family has been helping out, being at our house everyday to hold Jacob and allow us to get in a nap or two, making dinners and just helping out. We are so thankful for all the help. I don't know what we would have done without it.

And of course, can't leave the post without pictures!

Going to the doctors

A smile

Tiny hands

This is what he does all day

Hanging with Great-Grandpa


Sleeping at night all swaddled up in a miracle blanket (it works wonders!)


  1. Oh Cal he is perfect! I'm so jealous of Grandpa getting to hold him! Don't worry, things will get better once you get used to being up all night and being tired all the time. Try not to be too hard on yourself. You and Devin have a lot to figure out. I cried alot too in the beginning (and sometimes even still now!!!)...I even broke out in hives from being stressed out when Maggie was a few days old and I've NEVER had hives before. Please call me if you need to vent or want any advice or just a "been there done that" ear. Love ya and can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! Oh, I sent a box with a few goodies in it yesterday. : )

  2. So good to hear from you and see more pictures! I totally understand ya, its so hard in the beginning, wish I lived closer to help out! Justice was 7 lbs and I still had a hard time finding clothes for him, seems like everything is big for quite some time. Praying for you friend!!!

  3. You know, the first week or so, I remember waking Michael up in the middle of the night to help me swaddle Jude because I just couldn't do it as well as he could. I felt like a failure of a mama and cried every time I had to ask him to help me. Your hormones make you a little nutty the first couple weeks. Feel free to call if you need anything, or if you just need to talk. Love to you, Callie.