Monday, February 23, 2009

Mondays With Crosby

At 11:24 am, Crosby Fox turned 8 weeks old. Today was tough on the little guy. There is a clue in the picture. Can you figure it out???? Here's a clue...

8 weeks = 2 month appointment = 3 injections

Now you see what I mean. Vaccines!!! Luckily, Blake was able to make this appointment. He had the hard job of holding Crosby while the shots were given. I just held on to Blake and looked the other way. As most of you know, I am not a needle person. That is why I had to change my major from nursing to OT!! The sticks took my poor baby's breath away. Fortunately, his cry was short lived. Blake was able to calm him right down. Me, on the other hand, heartbroken. I held back the tears but boy was it hard.

The good news. Our little one continues to move on up the charts. He is now 9 pounds even (8th percentile-up from the 2nd) and 22.5 inches long (45th percentile-up from the 16th). The nurse SAID his head circumference was 37.5 cm...but it reads 36.5 cm on his paperwork... Either way, he is still AT LEAST up from the 2nd percentile to the the 5th...probably a little more!! ; ) Speaking of his head...

This is one of my favorite parts of his body. I could rub his soft, little noggin all day long!

For exciting, baby book worth news...Blake got the first official smile last night. Crosby was lying on the couch and Blake was playing with his mickey rattle (the one he tracked in this post). He would shake it over his head and then tap their noses together. Crosby found that to be lots of fun and let out several coo's and a few great, big smiles. Luckily, I was near by to witness the moment. It melted my heart to say the least. I get lots of great moments with Crosby every day while Blake is at work. I was thrilled he was able to see the little man smile for the first official time!

We haven't been all smiles lately. Crosby has been a little fussy the past week or so. We thought there may be some underlying issue we didn't know about. Fortunately, he got a clean bill of health. Dr. P says it is likely gas...and he definitely has that!! :) But it also may be due to a supply issues on my end. Things really decreased in a matter of 24 hours and I am not sure why ?!!? So, I am hoping a little fenugreek will help me with that dilemma. Can you ask people to pray about milk supply??? A little weird, huh... Let's be honest, I have asked for more awkward things in the past so why not!

On another note... I have been wanting to share this little face with you for a while now...


Miss Margaret Belle Rick. Is she not a doll??? Crosby thought so! :) We had a "play date" on the 13th. It was so great to finally see Melissa's sweet daughter. Keep in mind, we met in a waiting room, have emailed a ton, called a few times, and visited each other once while in the hospital! It might seem like a random friendship but we think it is a Divine friendship! Common loss of a child can bond 2 people in an instant. I have a feeling there will be many more play dates in our future. Just for perspective, Crosby was a few ounces larger than Margaret (in this picture) when he came home. You will have to correct me if I am wrong Melissa, but I am thinking she was right around 5 pounds in this picture. He was around 8 pounds! And he was not cooperating like Maggie Moo!

He was a little bit bigger than Margaret the day he came home! Oh my... Please slow down!!!
I'll end with a picture of the little guy napping at dusk. Wrapping up a long, hard day. Poor baby is starving AND got 3 needles stuck in his thighs. Here's praying for a better Tuesday with Crosby this week!!! Sweet dreams my little one...

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Precious! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! I am praying for your milk supply and mine-- take care-Melissa

Anonymous said...

Prayers for milk and prayers for a more comfortable Tuesday! It is so funny.....I've been following right along and I just KNEW that this post was going to be about his vaccines. Hope his little discomfort is just a "little" hitch in his week. Can't wait to meet Crosby later this week!
Love, Ginny

Rachel said...

Milk shakes and more fat and liquid in your diet, girl!

Just had a friend GIVE BIRTH to a baby bigger than crosby is right now...can you imagine??

He's a cutie patootie and we want to see him again as soon as its okay for him to be around big kids!

Sarah said...

I had problems with my milk coming in after Jonas was born. I second the more fat in your diet. My doctor's nurse said to increase my liquids and drink lots of high calorie drinks not just water(like 2% or even whole milk if you can stomach it--although milk shakes would taste the best :)). Hope your shower was a special time!

Anonymous said...

Milk ducts...check! I feel kind of sorry for your uterus, though, she was the star of the show for a while! Oh well, the prayers must change of Crosby does! He is so cute! I've said this before, but I CANNOT wait to get my hands on him!!!! XOXOXO~Jill

Shellie Salza said...

I LOVE that first picture. I just wanna pat his little bottom. What else do you do when they put it right up there for you?! Hope you've recovered from shots and the milk is flowing!

Nikazy said...

Too cute!! He is so precious. Hopefully we can still get together one of these days. We are living in a bubble right now trying to avoid yet another Vandy trip. Hope you guys are doing great!!!