Thursday, June 22, 2006

One month old!

Well, Pippa turns one month old today. In some ways it feels much shorter than that, and in other ways much longer.

Because she's 4 weeks today, we took her to the docs to get weighed-- she is now a healthy 10 lbs 2.8 oz. That means that in the last 2 weeks she's gained almost 19 oz.-- feeding is going pretty good I guess.

Also, Emily's parents came in yesterday, and have headed down to Salisbury to close on their new house. They'll be back for a longer visit next week.

Here are a few photos from the last few weeks:

Deep in thought.

Pippa with her Grandpa, last night.

Pippa with her Gram.

checkin' out Grampy...

Pippa chillin' with mom, last week.

Emily's brother and his family came in to visit last weekend--
That's us, Rian, Bryan, Sheri, and Pippa.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sleeping (what else?) and out for a walk...

sleeping in her rocking/vibrating chair

out for a walk with her goofy lookin' papa

long walks can be so exhausting....

Friday, June 09, 2006

Birth-weight and then some...

So we just did a quick stop in at the pediatricians office for a weigh-in (they let you come in and use the scale without an appointment, whenever you want).

The milestone that newborns are supposed to hit is to regain the weight they lost and be back to their birth-weight by 2 weeks old. Well, Pippa turned two weeks old last night, and this morning weighed in at an even 9 pounds, 0 oz. So she's already 3 ounces over her birth-weight. Doing the math from our last appointment, she's gained 6 ounces since Monday. So when we thought she was feeding often and well, we must have been right.

More photos to come soon.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Pediatrician's Visit

Yesterday we had another doc's visit to check her weight -- they worry about it until newborns gain their birthweight back. As of yesterday afternoon she is 8 lb 10 oz, 3 oz up from 3 days ago, and 3 oz away from her birthweight. They look for a 20-30 gram gain per day, and she's averaging 33 grams per day. Go Pippa! We'll go back on Friday for a weigh-in to see if we're there yet. Once she hits the birthweight, we don't have to keep waking her up for feedings, or track them. Yippee.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Sleepy time/bath time/sneezing and hiccuping...

Here are a few more photos from Sunday night:

Emily and Pippa

Yet another photo of Pippa asleep in her basket

Bath time Monday morning:

this is horrible!

maybe not so bad...

alright, I give up...

much better

snug as a bug in a rug (well, a ducky blanket actually)

All dressed after the bath

Here's another video:
Sneezing and hiccups is a tough combination
(again, you may need to right-click this, save to your desktop, then open it)

What can we say, newborns don't do much else.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Photo of the day (plus a video)

Pippa the Grouch?

And here's a video from just a few moments ago:
Cuz wakin' up is hard to do!

hopefully the vid will work for you all...
(you might need to right click the link above, and save it to your computer, then open it, since it's a pretty big file...)

Pippa's very busy first 8 days

Here is a retrospective of photos from Pippa's first week...

Pippa and Papa in the hospital (the first time)

Big Yawn

Ready to go home (the first time)

Home with Mom

Back at the hospital hooked to the IV

surrounded by medical equipment

clear bill of health, and back home once more, chillin' in her baby basket

Back home with mom

Lots to think about, lots to ponder...

Asleep in her sling

Friday, June 02, 2006

Home Again, Home Again, Lickety Split...

We are finally home!

We were discharged yesterday evening, and spent our first entire night at home with Pippa. We were even able to be home for when she turned exactly one week old. It was very nice to sleep in our own bed, without interruptions by nurses, doctors, cleaners etc.

We had a pediatrician appointment today, and she's grown a 1/4 inch and is gaining back some of the weight she lost right after being born. So all in all, we're doing really well.

Once we catch back up on some sleep and have a few moments we will post some more photos.

(note: the title of this posting was requested by Emily-- she thinks it's the end of some Mother Goose Rhyme. If only we knew a librarian or two who could track it down for us...)

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