Saturday, April 18, 2009

The 1st week

It's been a week since we've had Jayden in our family. He is such a good baby. The only time he cries is when I change his diaper and of course if I don't feed him right away. He does pretty well at night but he really likes sleeping next to his mommy. Whenever I lay him in his bassinet at night after his feeding, he seems to have a hard time falling back asleep. I've tried rocking him to sleep but once I lay him down he tends to wake up and will just kick his legs and move his arms all over the place. So naturally I'm not getting any sleep by listening to him move around and hearing him suck his pacifier. But as soon as I pick him up and lay him next to me, he falls right to sleep. And since I'm up every 2-3 hrs, I want as much sleep as possible. I hope I can get him to eventually sleep in his bed but for now I'm enjoying Jayden being cuddled up against me.

The most interesting part of having Jayden in our lives is Ethan getting adjusted to his new brother. Ever since we brought Jayden home, Ethan has acted like a totally different child. For the most part he's sweet around Jayden and seems to understand that Jayden is his brother. But sometimes he gets a little too excited and starts waving his hands close to jayden and I'm also scared he's going to slap him. I definitley have to keep an eye on him b/c there's no telling what he'd do. Ethan has also started screaming more and throwing these temper tantrums. It is not a pleasant thing to witness. I just pray that this will only last a short time and that this is just his way of dealing with change.
So our 1st week at home has had its good moments and its bad but most of all it's great being a family of 4!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What a "Good Friday" it was!

On April 10, 2009, little Jayden Ross was born at 10:20 am weighing at 6lbs 15oz and 20 in long. He is the cutest little boy and so far I haven't noticed any features on him that are mine. Jayden definitley has taken after the LaBiosa side but I'm hoping there's some Ross in there somewhere!
We were very suprised when he decided to show up right on his due date. I had gone to the doctor the day before and she told me that I was only dialated at 2 1/2 and that it looks like I may be delivering him as much as 8 days late. I left the doctor feeling a little disappointed and called my family to let them know that I probably wasn't going to have the baby the next day like we were hoping.
At 2:30am I woke up feeling some mild contractions in my lower back. I layed there ignoring them thinking it was nothing and that they would go away. Well they didn't. Finally around 3:00, I woke up Ishmael to tell him I may be in labor and after finally getting ourselves packed and ready we headed to the hospital a little after 4:00. Thank goodness I listened to my gut because when we finally got settled in, I found out that I was dialated about 6 1/2. We didn't have to wait too long before it was time for me to push because time seems to fly by when you are in so much pain! After a couple of pushes he decided to grace his appearance at 10:20 am. How exciting it is to see your baby for the 1st time! For 9 months I had been wondering what he looked like and now he was finally in my arms. When he came out he was so alert and just looked all around him. He has the skinniest little legs and long fingers and toes. I didn't recognize his features so I know they must be from the LaBiosa side. It's so funny when different genes show up in your child. At least with Ethan, he got my ears and eyes but with Jayden, I'm not too sure. I'm sure with time I'll be able to tell who he looks like.
So it's been a great Easter weekend welcoming a new baby boy to our family. Ethan is still adusting to his brother but he seems to be very intrigued by him. I'll try and post some pics soon!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ethan 16 months

My boy Ethan cracks me up! Sometimes I wish people could see the things that he does that is so funny. The past 2 days when he's woken up from his long nap, I've gone in to get him but he enjoys his crib so much that he just doesn't want to get out. This is unusual b/c most of the time he's ready to get out. Today he just handed me his bear and ran around his crib cuddling with his blanket. He was laughing and having a good 'ole time. It's so funny and I really wish I could get it on video.
Well now that Ethan is 16 months old he is finally getting a descent vocabulary now.
Juice, Hey, Dada, Mama, Hot, No (just sayed that today), Uh oh, Vroom (when he plays with his cars), meow, shoes, ball
He understands us when we say things like, "Put it in the trash" and he'll walk to the trash can and throw it away, When we ask if he's ready to go Night Night, he'll walk to the steps, When we ask if he's ready to take a bath, he'll walk to the bathroom and stand by the tub. He also understands the difference b/t upstairs and downstairs.
He also can make the sounds of a dog, cat, and monkey.
So he's getting there and continues to suprise us with new things.