Monday, March 23, 2009


Poor Noah has been miserable all week, each day his symptoms seem to get worse. He cries/screams most of the time. He constantly needs to be held upright or he spits up or vomits. He arches his neck and back in pain when he screams & he has obvious issues with gas. We had a doctor's appointment today & the doctor thinks he has reflux, which is somewhat common in newborns & usually corrects itself. According to the results of this on-line quiz, Noah has most of the symptoms of acid reflux. I did not sleep even one minute last night because he constantly needed to be held. The only thing that calms his crying is bouncing on the exercise ball. It has been a rough week, we've been basically stuck inside the house and things are taking a toll on Owen as well. The doctor prescribed drops to help with acid reflux, hopefully we will see an improvement in the coming days. Noah sees the doctor again next week, if there is no improvement we are being referred to a pediatrician. We are following all of the suggestions to help with acid reflux in newborns, hopefully something works soon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy To You

Owen picked me a flower. Too bad it was from my own plant.
"Happy to you" is how Owen says "Happy Birthday". It's pretty cute.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photos by Owen

When you tell your 20 month old that he can't play with the camera, this is the result.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

4 weeks old

We've been a family of 4 for 4 weeks now! unbelievable really. Time is speeding by & I wish I could have time stand still for a little while. I'm really enjoying the newborn baby phase, but it makes me sad to think about the first eight months of Owen's life we missed. I know that what's important are the firsts that we experience with Owen now, but still, I can't help but think about the questions he will have in the future & the answers we just don't have.

Noah has a doctor's appointment next week, so i will have an update on his weight then. I can tell he's gaining weight though, he has more than one chin :) He has been eating 3 ounces a feeding, and wakes up every two hours or so to feed throughout the night. Hopefully he will start to sleep a little longer as we are all getting tired. Luckily, he doesn't wake up Owen in the middle of the night, I worried about that for nine months for nothing. Noah loves to be cuddled and held. I'm hoping to buy a swing for him this coming week (maybe an early Easter present), and try him in that. He likes to be rocked & walked around, he is most content on the move.

Owen has been a wonderful big brother. He has become much more loving and gentle with Noah. He doesn't seem to be acting out of jealousy the same way he was the first week or so. I am so proud of him. I feel for Owen because there is significantly less one on one time during the day with him. As much as I love when their naps overlap a little bit (it doesn't happen often), I also love that i get to spend time with just Owen. that has been the hardest adjustment for me. It was so easy to take Owen out everyday & do fun things together.,now we're lucky if everyone gets dressed in the morning. We are slowly adjusting to our new normal, soon it will feel like it's always been this chaotic :)

chubby cheeks and neck rolls :)

half smile

Silly Boy

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Vietnamese Dinner

Our fourth attempt at making vietnamese food was a success!. We made caramelized ginger chicken with red rice. The recipes were taken from this book. There are many more recipes we are excited to try! We will definitely be eating this meal again.

Friday, March 06, 2009

This past sunday friends came over with their little ones. Owen loved following around V, & kept asking her to pick him up. He probably weighs as much as she does, but she gave it a good try. They were so sweet playing together. Here are some pictures from the day. We will get together for another visit soon!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Growing Boy

When we left the hospital Noah weighed 6lbs 3oz, as of thursday he weighs 7lbs, 2oz. What a little piggy!