Happy Birthday Daddy & Grandma! February 28, 2007Posted by Liz in : General , 1 comment so far
Today is daddy’s birthday, it is also Grandma’s birthday!
We took daddy to Taco Mac for lunch so he could drink beer. Daddy likes to taste different beers. Mommy says I can’t have any beer until I am 21 years old.
After lunch mommy took me shopping again. When we can home we made daddy a cake. I spent time with daddy at work while mommy cooked dinner. After dinner we gave daddy his birthday present. He said thank you and that he liked it very much. Mommy says it is polite to say thank you.
Tomorrow they are taking me to grandma and grandpa’s house while they go see “Spamalot”.
Pictures will be uploaded in a few days of our fun.
Thank you for reading my first blog.
Three weeks… February 23, 2007Posted by Liz in : Baby, General , 5 comments
Well Sean is officialy three weeks old today. It seems like he’s been here longer then that, and still a bit surreal. Ben made a comment a few days back that it is like we are watching someone else’s kid for them. There are times in the day were I admit, it has felt the same way to me as well.
There is sadly no system down yet, no routine in motion. Each time I think I have one in motion… it falls apart. That is all my fault I am afraid… letting the lack of good sleep drag me down and trying my best to stay in bed till 10ish when Sean wakes up again to eat. While I know I should be rejoicing in Sean’s schedual of 11pm, 3am, 6 am, 10am, and be happy it’s not every hour or two hours that he wants me up to feed him… but I find myself really dragging in the morning and my brain refuses to function like it once did. I don’t see how people are able to hop back to work… I can’t get myself showered and dressed till noon.. is it going to be possable to do all that and get Sean ready so I can be at work at 8:30am. I feel like a slumpy bum! Does everyone feel this overwhelmed? Does everyone else forget why they walked into the other room… what the heck am I doing… why did God trust us with this little bundle to take care of…. and when do I get that third arm to go with my super mommy hearing every little sound he makes in the middle of the night powers?!? I mean I know I don’t need the eyes in the back of the head powers till he starts moving, but the third arm I could really use now!
Anyways, Sean is doing wonderful. He’s still being a very good baby; I have no complaints there at all. He still cries very little which is something I am really thankful for. When he does cry, it’s usually for a good reason. Hopefully though he’ll get over the crying when naked bit soon though. (He does like baths now since he can now sit in the warm water… sponge baths he still hates) I don’t want him screaming the entire time during the Elbows and Toes shoot that we are planing to have done when he’s two months old.
Well my brain is not surprisingly shot right now… as I seem to have forgotten half about what I sat down to write about. Perhaps I shall sit down again later once I remember and add another post… that is if I remember to do just that.
Dr.’s Check Up February 16, 2007Posted by Liz in : Baby, General , 2 comments
Well last week we had our first Dr.’s appointment and got to meet Dr. Jennifer Wagner. She is really a nice and personable Dr. and we are really glad that Jamie recommended her to us. The visit went well other then they weren’t happy with Sean’s weight gain. He needed to be back up to his birth weight of 9 pounds 7 ounces and he fell one ounce short of that. We were given a few more things to watch but nothing major.
First Visit: 21.5 inches 9 pounds 6 ounces
Today Sean and I went back to visit Dr. Wagner and all went really well. Sean had gained the weight they wanted him to plus some putting him in the 90 percent tile for his age. Of course I do think the little guy did cheat a little, as he waited to poop till just after they weighed him. But yes, he’s one big baby… playing hockey with his cousin Andruw could very well be in his future. We were given the thumbs up and told we don’t have to come back till his one month check-up.
Second Visit: 21.5 inches 9 pounds 14 ounces
Our first week… February 8, 2007Posted by Liz in : Baby, General , 1 comment so far
It’s hard to believe that it has been a week since Sean finally decided to make his entrance into the world. It was a long labor… not a very fun one at that… but looking at his face, it was all worth it in the end. And yes looking back at it… I am still glad that I made it through without having to take any drugs for the pain…. honestly it did hurt like hell, but I had a very alert and drug free Sean in my arms later that morning. Now I am still not sure if I am willing to go through the whole pregnancy and labor a second time yet to give Sean a sister or brother later… but we have some time before that will be decided yet.
So how has the first week been? All and all, it went very well. We checked out of the hospital on Saturday. Oh it was very nice to come home again… away from the nurses that come in all the time to check on you. Oh don’t get me wrong, we had wonderful nurses that looked over us… but no matter how nice you are, it just gets dadgum annoying to have your tummy pressed, blood pressure and temperature taken every so many hours… which almost always seemed to be when I was finally falling asleep. We took it easy the first few days… settling back in, getting to know Sean a bit better and him getting to do the same with us.
Ashley seems to approve of the little one as well… which is good and was a slight concern of mine. At night she plays the roll of the mother hen making sure I get up when he begins to fuss… following me into his room and lays at my feet as he eats and gets changed. During the day she usually ignores him for the most part but then tries to bathe him like a puppy when she feels like it.
Sean is a great and seems to be a very easy going baby. We have been blessed with quite a handsome little man that fusses very little. Really the only time he is vocal about anything is when we are changing him… oh how he hates to be naked! When it’s time to eat there is slight cry as a reminder that we best feed him. Oh and at night, he’s been nice enough to let mommy have a four to five hour block of sleep time! Yes yes, as I said before we are blessed and we know it! I just hope and pray he keeps that pattern up… surely he’s doing this because he feels bad about the long labor he gave mom!
Our first venture out of the house was on Monday where we decided to eat lunch out at Johnny’s Pizza and pick up a few needed items from Wal-mart. Not an exciting first outing but was enough to keep mom from getting too stir crazy. Tuesday we of course went to Carney Studio and had our first photo session. Poor Sean cried through most of it… as poor mommy just had to have him naked in for the photos… and as I said above… he hates that! But I think the photos still came out wonderfully.
Well, that is a basic short summary of it all so far. We’ll keep you posted when Sean lets us get the free time to do so. Tomorrow is Sean’s first Dr.’s appointment and we will let you know how that goes.
hugs and kisses to you all
IT’S A BOY! February 1, 2007Posted by Ben in : Baby , 45 comments
Sean Quinn Ramsey was born this morning (Feb 1st) at 2:27AM. He was a big baby, weighing in at 9lbs. 7oz. and 19.7 inches long. Lizzy delivered him completely natural, without any pain killers or an epidural, but she was in labor for about 22 hours and almost had to have a caesarean section because of the length of the labor.
We’re still at the hospital, and Mom and baby are currently resting well.
More details and many pictures to follow.