Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh Brother

Jackson wanted very little to do with taking pics with his baby brother... He humored us very briefly with a quick hug and kiss.

My Babies

Gardening Batman

Jackson got a new rake and shovel from Grandma and had a blast playing with it in his batman shirt, diaper and converse shoes.

Mommy's Shoes

MacGregors North and 1/4 of the MacGregors South Visit

Colin stayed with Grandma and Granddad MacGregor over Spring Break. On Wednesday, they came out to Katy for a visit. We took a walk down to the elementary school park and Jackson showed off his sliding skills.

Here are 2 pictures of the Houston cousins minus Chelsea.

Newborn Photos

Technically, newborn photos are supposed to be taken within the first 10 days of life. With Jackson I was so sick for the first few weeks that I never got to take any. I was looking forward to getting to do that with Ben. Then, I got sick. The first 10 day thing didn't work out. After the first 10 days, babies don't sleep as much and aren't curled up as much, so the photos aren't as easy and sometimes you can't get certain poses. There were definitely some poses I wanted to get and wasn't able to get, but I'll take what I can get. I don't want to post them until the birth announcements are out, but here's one that I am not using...

March 9 - Shannon and Felicia Visit!

On Wednesday, Shannon and Felicia got to meet Ben and play with Jackson! Shannon came down for the night to help out while Ben was recovering and Noelle was dealing with mastitis (one of the worst illnesses ever!). Felicia came into town to visit her family for a week so our kiddos got to meet for the first time and we got to meet each other's newest additions for the first time. We only got to see Felicia twice, which just wasn't enough! We hope our trip to California works out for this summer, so we get to spend more time together!

Jackson got spoiled by Shannon and had a ton of fun with our overnight guest!

We look forward to her coming back with her kiddos!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 7 - Back to the hospital

Since Ben was discharged on a Thursday, instead of having an appointment 2 days later, he had to wait until Monday (4 days later). His bilirubin levels were checked and had gone up even more, so we had to head to the hospital. Our pediatrician sent us to Texas Children's (new Katy location).

Ben was the second patient there EVER. It was the first day they were open, which was evident in so many ways. For starters, they actually had a ribbon across the door for us to cut. Although I am sure they were excited to have patients, you just don't really feel like celebrating when you are checking your child into a hospital. Also, the nurses were not trained on the equipment and some had obviously never worked with a baby. For example, the PCA tried to put a normal size O2 sensor on Ben. She explained to the nurse that she couldn't get a reading and then the nurse explained that you can't use a normal O2 sensor on a baby. She showed her the infant one. Even we knew that! Also, at the night shift change, a nurse came in and noticed that the bed wasn't set up correctly and completely redid it. Confidence NOT building. The list goes on. They didn't have all of the equipment they needed, etc. I'm sure the place will be great in a year when everyone is used to the equipment and has some experience, but for a while I will be steering clear of that place! The good news is that the bed was in a private room so we got to stay with Ben the whole time. The next day his levels had gone down almost 10 points so we were released and were told to get him to the doctor the following day for a follow-up test.

March 6 - Uncle Stephen and First Bath

On Sunday, March 6 Grandma Stockman and Uncle Stephen came over. During the visit Grandma Stockman helped out with Ben's first bath. As you can tell he loved it.
He's already learned how to give Mommy the stink eye.Someone is much happier now that it's over!
Look at our yellow baby.
Uncle Stephen got to know Ben...But still made sure Jackson had plenty of attention.