Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Two Week Check-up

I am not sure where my days are going! So many times over the last two weeks, mom and I looked at each other and said how could it possibly be whatever time? My sweet Maddy will be 2 weeks old tomorrow! She has brought so much joy to all of us. We had her 2 week check up today and she is doing great. Her jaundice is much better, she grew 1/4" and is meeting all the milestones she should be. She also lost her umbilical cord a few days ago and we were given the go ahead to give her her first real bath. The only concern is her weight gain. They hope by 2 weeks that they regain their birth weight. She is only back to 6 lb 6 oz. So she is 5 oz short of where they had hoped. We will go in next week for a weight check, but there is no reason for concern yet.

On Monday, we had a photographer come and do a newborn session. I can't wait to see those pictures!
Tuesday, we were all sad to say goodbye to Mimi. I am so grateful to my Mom for leaving her life behind and coming to Texas for 3 weeks to help us in the last week of my bed rest and the first two weeks of Maddy's life. I have loved watching Alex's relationship with my Mom blossom over the years and it was so nice for her to be able to get so much time to start that same bond with Maddy.
My Sweet boy has been incredible. He continues to astonish me with his maturity, his kindness, and his joy. He is so in love with his sister. There has been not one drop of jealousy. He has been so helpful to me. He has watched her for a little bit each day to let me get a few things done. He has dried my tears over Mimi leaving. He has loved on his sister. He has helped me load things into the car or get things for me. I could go on and on. If Maddy is crying, one of the things that can settle her is her big brother singing to her. She is so lucky to have Bug.
In the meantime, Buggy was approached by the Grand master at Taekwondo and told he needed to move up to a different class. he has been in a class for white and yellow belts. The grand master wanted him to move up to the class for yellow to green belts. He went yesterday for the first time and did great. It is a much better fit for him. he is almost ready to belt test again, but one of the requirements to test for Orange is that you are a yellow belt for two months.
I think that is all. Thanks to everyone who has shared in our joy over the last few weeks.

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