You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been blogging for a little bit now. Honestly, I had to take a step back from quite a few things because so much was going on in life, and I just couldn’t handle it all very well. Right now, at this very moment, things are still working themselves out…..
Everyone was so kind in my last post, reaching out and offering support. I spoke to my OB at my 6 week postpartum appointment about everything that was going on, and she put me on an anti-depressant for postpartum depression. I am happy to report that the medicine seems to be helping quite a bit, and I am starting to cope with things a little bit better. I definitely don’t feel like I was, and I really think the meds are helping.
Luke has been doing fabulous. He’s up to 33 inches and 22 pounds 3 ounces…..a tall, skinny boy. He definitely doesn’t look like a toddler any more! He’s saying more things each day. Right now his most frequently used words are: mom, dad, hot, hot dog, hi, down, all done and the noise an elephant makes. He’s very vocal and we think he’ll probably go from knowing a ton of words and not using them, to full on sentences here soon. He is absolutely amazing, and so full of life. The kid never stops moving. He’s always on the go, looking for new ways to accomplish his goals. He’s a quick learner……even quicker when it’s something he shouldn’t do. He loves to stand under the water in the shower, and he’s getting better at soaping himself up.
He absolutely cracks me up. He has to take a shower in the morning. When he’s done in the shower he has to clean out his ears, put deodorant on, brush his hair and brush his teeth. He’s recently taken a fancy to getting a squirt of daddy’s cologne too. (We don’t actually put deodorant or cologne on him, but he thinks we do) He’s really become independent and will play on his own for a little while, before seeking company. The newest development with him is that he is now sleeping in his own (sorta) bed, and has started sleeping through the night. We raised up his crib mattress to the height of our bed and put Mickey Mouse sheets on, and he has started sleeping in his crib, next to me on the bed. He would not sleep on his own otherwise, but we are working slowly on lowering the bed and then moving it further away from ours.
Logan is doing great. We have met and graduated from quite a few specialists. He does have an innocent murmur like Luke, but nothing to be concerned about. We are doing everything right as far as his formula goes by putting him on Elecare. Eventually we will do a milk trial, but not anytime soon. He does have to have his hernia surgically repaired. It is in a place that won’t heal on it’s own, and is slightly protruding. His hips not only show no signs of dysplasia, but are more in the socket than most babies his age which is amazing given the fact he was 3 weeks early. We have yet to meet with a neurosurgeon to evaluate him for a tethered cord because Logan got sick and wound up in the hospital. (More on that later).
Logan is such an amazing little baby. He only gets fussy when he’s hungry. He does have a quick temper, and is a very serious little fella. He’s fine just hanging out wherever until he gets hungry, and then he goes from 0 to 20 real quick. As soon as a bottle is in his mouth he’s fine. He is starting to be more alert, and makes the cutest little face when he’s looking around. He love love loves his brother. Luke seems to be Logan’s calming force in life, and vise versa. Logan could be crying super hard, and Luke will come up and give him a smooch and Logan will calm right down. Luke could be in the midst of a melt down, and a “kiss” from Logan will get him settled quick. I am so glad that they love eachother, and you can tell when they are together that they already share a special bond.
Here are some recent pics of my little loves: