our baby boy is one month old as of yesterday, the 24th. i can’t believe it, this past month just flew by. scout is such a phenomenal little man and we’re so happy to have him in our lives. he and i spent the big day with his oma (my mum) his GG bandy (my mum’s mum) and his great aunt sue (my mum’s older sister) while mikey was at work. the ladies drove in from ontario to spoil the little man rotten, and that’s exactly what happened. it was our first full day out of the house, and it went very well, i was only peed on twice! their visit proved that scout has so many wonderful people in his life that love him dearly, they couldn’t take their eyes off him (i don’t blame them in the slightest, he’s a looker).
this is really an inaccurate portrayal of the little man, he’s such a calm baby. the only time he’s fussy is the typical i’m hungry / i’m dirty. he is going through a growth spurt at the moment, so he’s constantly eating and sleeping. please say a prayer for my nipples.
mikey is the best dad scout could ever have. he’s the luckiest little man in the whole world. i snapped this cute little photo with my phone the other morning after scout had some breakfast. he was a little fussy after feeding but calmed down and fell asleep immediately after mikey laid him down and soothed him with his voice. mikey eventually fell asleep as well, resulting in this absolutely adorable picture. my boys are perfect.
things are going amazing around these parts. don’t get me wrong, it’s been somewhat overwhelming, not out of control, but normal “holy shit we have a newborn” overwhelming, but that’s to be had. we’re slowly, but surely, getting into a routine, which is helpful for my schedule oriented brain.
scout is an amazing baby. he has a laid back attitude and spends his days making us smile. he was weighed yesterday (at one week old) and is only 2oz away from his birthweight (which usually takes about two weeks to get back to). it’s true what they say, milk does a body good.
to everyone who’s participated thus far with the meal train, thank you. you don’t understand how unbelievably helpful it has been for us. if it wasn’t for you guys, mikey and i would totally forget to eat. cooking is the last thing on our minds these days, our priorities lie elsewhere. if you want to help out and bring us a meal / have a meal delivered (we’ll repay you in love and baby snuggles), you can sign up here:
we’re happy, healthy and even more in love with this little man than we thought possible. thanks to everyone for their well wishes and support. your love is making this whole new chapter even more unbelievable.
we have such an attentive, calm and loving little baby, we honestly couldn’t ask for a more perfect little one. once i get a few free minutes to myself, i’ll sit down and write out my birth story. for now, here’s a photo of scout i snapped today after a sponge bath. he’s 8 days old and full of life. we’re so in love and couldn’t be happier.
scout taylor bandy lemieux
9/24/2013 @ 4:44pm via c-section
8.3 LBS & 20.75 inches long
both mum and baby boy are happy and healthy
well hello, due date. it’s nice to see you!
no sign of little dude coming anytime soon, i’m rooting for this monday, the 23rd…but with my luck, he won’t be departing club womb for another week plus. he’s comfy in there. i have a checkup with my OBGYN tomorrow, let’s pray i’m super dilated, effaced, and ready to go. as i type this, i sit here on my exercise ball, knees wide apart, bouncing while doing silly little hip circles. anything i can do to widen this pelvis and get baby boy to drop as far as he can. is it working? probably not. am i still going to do it till he comes? absolutely. i woke up this morning with achy hips and a tight sore belly, not feeling any different than i have all pregnancy. i realize that first born babies are generally 6 days late, but that didn’t stop me from hoping i’d wake up having full blown real contractions, a preggo can dream, can’t she?
just got home from a great appointment. little dude seems to have dropped a tiny bit, he’s still very high, but they could feel his head…so that’s an improvement from last week. everything looks right on track, my BP was great, and my NST went perfectly. they’re now saying that they’re going to let things try and take action naturally, so that’s a change from last time. no induction yet, which i’m very happy about. that means more waiting around, but i can deal with that if it means a more natural approach to labor. i have another appointment this coming friday and an ultrasound on monday to check my fluid level, which last time were on the low side of normal. if everything is fine, we’re going to let nature take its course. if not, then we’ll take action then. i really love my practice and all the midwives i deal with. they’re not pushy at all, and let me make the decisions i want. let’s hope that everything continues to progress naturally…ideally, induction and c-section is something i’d like to avoid at all costs, but like i said before, in the end all i want is what’s safest for the baby and myself.