Thursday, May 26, 2011

One Week

Well, Lia has been in our home for a whole seven days now. So I'm going to share 7 thing about her with you today.
  1. Lia has a hair line like her daddy, a ring around the back and a tuft on top.
  2. Lia sleeps 23.75 hours of the day, even when she is eating. Especially when she is eating, actually it is so bad I have to remind her what she is doing to get her to finish and not let milk dribble down my belly.
  3. Lia has my feet, long narrow with curled under toes.
  4. Lia's jaundice is going away, YEAY no more blood draws!
  5. Lia cries when Harvey is crying. Luckily Harvey doesn't cry much anymore.
  6. Lia does not like diaper or clothes changes. She screams every time her diaper comes off.
  7. Lia had her first bath at home today. She screamed during that too, but since I did not knock her brain into the cabinet like I did with Harvey's first bath, I'll consider it a successful event.
Harvey is adjusting to having a baby in the house very well. He has only sat on her once, and that was an accident. He really loves all the new toys that we have brought in for her, particularly the swing. It is a very good thing this swing was already broken, because there is no way it would be working now after the abuse he has done to it.

Chloe sniffed Lia the first day she came home, and hasn't gone near her since.

This was Harvey today after no nap, going to the Dr's office for 2 hours, and then grocery shopping. The balloon was a reward for good behavior, and made up for all the other boring things though.

So, after one week, things seem to be settling down and we re getting back to normal. I'm excited to see what the next week brings.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

First days home

We came home from the hospital on Friday evening, but Harvey and baby Lia didn't really have any sibling time until the next morning.

Harvey is a very proud big brother.

Also, Lia doesn't do much more than sleep right now, but we did catch this video of her with the hicups.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dr. Harvey

There is a reason i'll never be a professional blogger. I have all these great serious face pics of Harvey and absolutely nothing to say about them. I mean.. They remind me of one of my favorite childhood books, but the book has nothing to do with the pictures. I have no idea where the association came from. But, i'm going to type it up anyway, feel free to ignore the words to this post.

Are you there Mr Punch?

Just a minute I'm putting my trousers on.

Here I am, but where is Judy?
What's that noise?
Baby's crying Mr. Punch.
Give that baby to me, I'll stop its crying.

It's my nose Dr., not my toes!
This medicine will build you up,
And this stick will knock you down.
That's the way to do it he he he.
The End, please clap loudly.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baby Pool

As of today Saturday May 14th, I am 36 weeks pregnant. So I would like to officially open the baby pool, where people can say when they think saby girl smith will Arrive, and how big she will be.

Here are a few numbers to help you make your decision:
  • Harvey was 8lbs 2.6 oz 20.5 inches long
  • I have put on 25% less weight with this baby (even extending weight gain out to 40 weeks)
  • Harvey was 10 days early
  • I was 3 cm dilated with Harvey at 35 weeks
  • I was 1 cm dilated with Baby Girl at 35 weeks
  • Both of my brothers are born in June.
37 Weeks

Hospital Pre-Op
38 Weeks
Gary DD
Phases of the moon: 17:F 24:3Q
Leslie DD
6 lbs 8 oz
Judy DD
7 lbs even
Captain DD
7 lbs 5 oz
Logan DD
7lbs 3oz
39 Weeks
Daniel B-day
Eva DD 7 lbs 3 oz
Chris B-day
Heather DD 8lbs
Jennie B. DD 7lbs 5 oz
JoAnn DD
7lbs 2 oz
Ryan DD
8 lbs
Due date

You all can pick whatever day and weight you want, even if it is the same as someone else's guess. I will update the calender as guesses come in.

Also, I will send a plate of cookies to whomever's guess is the closest.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Goose Egg to Black Eye

Harvey's giant goose egg above his eyebrow has mutated into a black eye. I've been told it happens because the blood drains down. I don't know if you can tell, but his right eye is still swollen somewhat. He can't open it as much as the left one. It's like the whole thing is kinda droopy.

Harvey is behaving perfectly normal though. He jumped on our friends trampoline like there was no tomorrow, even after his pants fell off. Seriously though, stitches and a black eye before the age of 3, What have I gotten myself into?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Like Father Like Son

You may not know this, but Harvey has a rather large noggin. He comes by it honestly though, as his Dad's head is just as large. Normally, his overly large head isn't that noticeable, but recently something has changed.

You see, the combination of his over sized cranium combined with his developing toddler movements means that when he has accidents, his head is typically the first thing to hit the floor.

In the past week in fact, Harvey's poor gigantic head has tussled with gravity 3 times. It is also worth noting that the right side seems to be heaver than the left, as he keeps hitting hte exact same spot.
In case you missed it, I've highlighted the most recent injuries for you. The biggest one is the newest, the result of falling our of a cart at Sam's club. It resulted in a goose egg above his eyebrow. The one above that occurred at home a few days ago from falling off a chair. That one only bruised. The oldest one was more creative in execution. Harvey actually managed to jump up into a shelf resulting in a gash on his temple.

For the record, I've been told that the big head isn't the only thing Harvey has inherited from his papa.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Broccoli and Yogurt

Just an example of trying to get Harvey to try new things. He does this with ALL new foods, even sweets. If we want him to eat a new food we literally have to pry his mouth open and shove it in. Also, my fish tank looks amazing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Cuts

Harvey's hair was getting too long, so one day i put in Bolt and went at it with some scissors. I won't lie, there were times when i was worried we would just have to buzz the whole thing. But eventually (after google-ing how to cut boys hair) it turned out alright. I think the otter pops helped.