Friday, August 28, 2009


So we have managed to conquer the evil curse of constipation. You see after our final thermometer trick today we had two really full runny diapers. I mean this kid had some back up for the past 24 hours.

So here I am patting myself on the back thinking I did a good job today and we are out of the woods and everything is going to be back to normal. Owen even requested food at his scheduled time and ate like a champ. WOO HOO...but oh he had other plans for mommy today.

Just as I was wrapping up some work here comes the mother of all mother poops...all over his boppy cradle and him. I thought I was going to faint when I saw all that poop. Now I have a strong stomach so that part is not an issue for me...but the fact that now I have to take apart that cradle to clean all the nook and cranies of it...well that part just SUCKS!!

The silver lining of this event is that Owen immediately began to feel better and even started to play on his new activity mat. So let's pray we are done with the doodie drama for this day!!!


So for the last twenty four hours Owen has been suffering from constipation. This is very hard on a mother because you sit there and think is it something I have done in my diet to cause this?

Well thank you to Dr. Johnson's, Owen's Pediatrician, handbook; we read what options we have to relieve our son's bowel issues.

#1. Corn Syrup with 3oz of water


#2. Vaseline coated thermometer put into his anus

Well my first choice is number 1; however, when you don't have corn syrup handy and you are sad watching your child strain you have to quickly accept option #2

So here I am at 3 in the morning putting Vaseline onto a small thermometer to then put into his bottom. I was so nervous I seriously think my hand was shaking. **Which could not feel good for him** So in it goes and when I pull it out I let out a sigh of relief that it is over and he did not cry.

However, at 7am he still had not pooped and was still making the painful sounds that I hate having to out comes the probing stick again. Like clockwork I get very anxious about having to do this and my hands are just shaking away; but again no cries from my son.

Then at around 10am I decide to check his diaper to see if we have had any progress and YES...we have poop!!!

I am hoping that this is now fixed and he is fully relieved but if not at least I know what I have to do. However, corn syrup is now on the grocery list because I still would like to go with option #1 in the future:) :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well it is official, Owen has out grown his newborn clothes. We have been able to put him into 0-3 months and he looks great! He has also graduated from newborn diapers to level 1. Now granted they still have a lot of room in the caboose area because my son has no butt to speak of; but they fit him perfect around his waist.

I can't believe how fast he is growing. When I held him in the hospital the day he was born he was so tiny and I kept thinking he will never wear his cute clothes that people got him because he is just so small. Well that is not true anymore.

He is also starting to grab at things on his mobile and we think we are getting close to a real smile..not a gas induced smile. Here are some new pictures...I hope you enjoy them.

Owen sitting in his Bumbo chair! Thanks Maribeth:)

This is Owen's newest toy...his Boppy Bouncer. He loves sleeping in it and playing with zebra above his head.

Hanging out on his blanket

Monday, August 10, 2009

I am One Month Old!!!

I got to celebrate my 1 month milestone yesterday with my mommy and daddy. We went out shopping and took some pictures. I can't wait till daddy has finished editing them so I can show you all how much I have grown since my birthday.

To think that I would technically only be 4 days old if I had gone full term; but I feel that I needed to come out early. I think this shows my parents some wonderful qualities about me:

1. Being Spontaneous-coming so early I showed them that I will keep them on their toes and I don't have to plan for everything. I feel this is a great quality to have.

2. Not a Procrastinator-I don't like to put things off till the very last minute. So I looked at my birth like a project that was due. I need to get all the work done early so I can just enjoy the remaining time. So I made sure all my little organs, limbs, and other features were at perfection and then I new it was time to turn in my project AKA come into this world.

3. Compassionate-I knew my mommy was miserable on her bed rest so I thought that I could show her some compassion by coming a month early and giving her the opportunity to finally get up and move around.

As you can see there was a method to my early delivery madness and know a whole month has gone by. I can't believe it and I am excited to see what the next month will bring me.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Photos of Owen

I wanted to share these photos with you that my husband took yesterday. He made his own titles for each shot. I thought they were all so funny. I have also included his link for his photo website where you can check out more of his work.

NO! Papparazzi

Almost a yawn..

Almost a laugh...

AW..a good BM