Sunday, May 24, 2009
What a wonderful big sister Dru has been! Her world has changed immensely and she only has a few noticable issues with Leo being here. When she sees Leo having his bottle, she then wants one and she doesn't like it when she can't see what's going on (i.e. if I have him on the changing table). Otherwise she is as helpful as an 18 month old can be. She will try to cover him up with a blanket, bring him his pacifier if he is crying and even once tried feeding him when he was crying.
She is enthralled with his car seat whether he is in it or not. That seems to be our biggest safety issue especially when he is sleeping in it. She doesn't understand the concept of leaving him alone if he is sleeping but is doing great about being gentle. It is amazing how big she seems now that I carry around a 7 1/2 lb infant. At her 18 month check up, she was 24 lbs. 4 oz. and 32 3/4" tall. She is using lots of sign language which helps us know what she needs, as well as a little less whining :) Her vocabulary is growing daily. She can say (sort of clearly) about 20 words.
It seems she is a bit too smart, since it only took her a few times to realize that if I am feeding Leo I am not able to get up and stop her from getting into trouble very easily. Super!
Leo has had a few obstacles in his first few weeks. Nothing major though they have had his mothers having to worry a little. He failed his left ear hearing test in the hospital so we had to wait two weeks to recheck it. We were thrilled when he passed both ears at his recheck visit!
Secondly, he has not been successful at breast feeding. This surprised me since Dru and I did not have any trouble. After a visit to the lactation consultant we discovered that he was tongue tied. So I immediately made an appointment to correct that in the hopes we could get back on track. His frenulum was clipped which was an extremely quick procedure. He only cried for aboout 15 seconds! What a champ! Even though that has been a few days now, it doesn't look like we'll be able to have him breast feed. I am definitely bummed, though I realize he will be just fine.
I not only had his tongue fixed for breast feeding. It is known to be a cause of speech issues as they grow older. This way he won't remember the procedure.
The adoption process is in motion. We hope things go as smoothly as with Dru, but without the crazy judge!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Dru "holding" her little brother
Leo - two days old
Leo - first day at home
Friday, May 8, 2009
Leo Daxton Robole
Born May 7, 2009
@ 7:43 pm
7 pounds 8 ounces
20 1/2 inches
Both Mommies and baby Leo are doing fine and resting. Heidi was great throughout the entire labor and delivery. Leo is a very quiet and content baby. He hardly made a sound last night. He was happy to be in mommy's arms. Dru is spending some time with her grandparents and will be meeting her new little brother sometime today. What a happy Mother's Day this will be now with two wonderful blessings to celebrate.