Not too much new to report for this week. I think this may have been the first week since Brandon came home that he did not have a doctor's appointment of some kind or physical therapy at our house. Grandma Newman babysat for Brandon last Saturday so I could go renew my driver's license and Grandma Jacobs babysat this past Tuesday so I could go with Stu to Philadelphia for his eye doctor appointment. We took advantage of the beautiful weather this week by going on some walks. Yesterday Brandon started taking all of his naps in his crib. Before that I was having him nap in the pack n play in our living room but there is a 15 pound limit and I am guessing that he is close to 15 pounds, if not 15 pounds already. He actually is napping much better in his crib than he was in the pack n play. I also seem to have gotten him on a schedule which he is doing great with. He wakes up early (usually around 6-6:30 although if it were his choice he would be up between 5:15 and 5:30...I make him go back to sleep) so he is usually ready for a short nap around 7:45-8:00. It usually only lasts 45 minutes to an hour. He then takes about a 2 hour nap around 10:45 and again around 2:00-2:30. He then goes down for the night at 7:00 pm. He is so tired by then and so ready to go to sleep. We wake him for a bottle at 10:00 and then he goes right back down and then we wait for him to wake us for the next bottle which is usually between 3-3:30 am. He then goes back down after that bottle until he wakes a few hours later. I will be happy once he is sleeping through the middle of the night feeding but at least he is only up for one bottle. And he really seems to need that bottle. He seems to be really hungry when he does wake up. I have found that he sleeps much better with his arms swaddled but he often breaks out of the swaddle. I ordered the miracle blanket which will hopefully arrive quickly so hopefully he won't be able to get out of that. Brandon is such a happy boy most of the time. He is all smiles for me and Stu which we love. He does let you know when he had had enough of something though or when he is tired.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.