Sunday, September 27, 2009


Everyone keeps asking me who James looks like and I think the answer is Alexander- with obvious coloring differences. Then again he has elements of Frank (skin tone) and elements of me mixed in with a bit of his Uncle James. But really he looks like Xander. Here are my boys at 4 days old- although James is jaundiced and Xander wasn't and since James outweighs Xander by over a pound he is a bit chubbier!

Friday, September 25, 2009

James is one week old!

Our newest little man is one week old today- it just doesn't seem possible! He went to the Dr yesterday for a weight check. He weighs 8lbs 6 oz, which is up 4 oz from his hospital discharge weight so we know the little piggy is eating well! They measured him at 20.25 inches so either he grew a whole bunch or he was really a little longer when he was born- he doesn't like to stretch out his legs very much so... He is still jaundiced but it seems to be resolving on its own and he is doing a lot of peeing and pooping so no light therapy or further testing needed- thank goodness! Today he went back to the hospital for his circumcision- poor little dude! But he tolerated it very well- he actually only cried when they strapped his legs down and has been passed out every since. I've had to wake him up to eat!

Recovery has been slow for me- a lot slower than with Alexander but I didn't have a 15 month old running around when X was born... The bleeding has finally slowed down after a 3 day course of methergine so hopefully not bleeding will help me regain some energy. I've just been very tired and sore and achy all over! But in happy news I've already lost 20 lbs of my pregnancy weight so it just goes to show you how much water your body is capable of retaining!

I posted more pics on facebook!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Alexander is a big brother!

James Edward Linnenbringer
September 18, 2009 @ 6:57
8lbs 10 oz, 19 1/4"
going home tomorrow, more details to come...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Xander's 15 month appointment!

So Fri I took Xander to the dr for his 15 month well-child visit. I feel like such a boob when the dr asks me if I have any questions and I'm like, huh no should I? I guess I feel like he is doing well and growing etc etc so what do I need to ask about... of course as soon as I leave the dr office I always think of 15 things I should have probably asked- oh well! So the peanut now weighs 21.2 lbs and is 30.5 in long- which puts him in the 8th % for weight and the 30thish % for height so he is a peanut but not a shrimp! And his head is growing like it should. My mom is here visiting and baysitting and she brought with her a memory book that May's daycare did for her last year- such a cute and sweet idea! But they took her measurements at the beginning of the last school year and I thought it was interesting to see that she and Xander were almost the exact same size at the same age- she weighed .4lbs more and was 1/2 in shorter. So apparently smaller kids run in the family!

In other news I finally turned him forward facing in his car seat- I was having this great debate b/c it is safer to have them rear facing and my car seat says 22 lbs to forward face but honestly it was becoming a space issue. The poor kid had no place to put his feet b/c they were jammed up against the seat. Plus I finally installed the baby's car seat in my car and I am going to need the mirror for the new one so... I think Xander thinks it is pretty cool b/c he gets to see what is going on better!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Picture Heavy!!!!!!

Xander and I were playing outside the other day and I got some lovely pics of him so I promised I'd share! He was having way too much fun climbing all over the mower of the tractor. Of course as soon as I brought the camera out he decided that he needed to come and try to steal it out of my hand! Plus some photos of the menagerie!

The as yet unrenamed ewes- tasty and yummy just don't seem to work well as names when you keep them as pets!

Xander and Cassie- Xan was being such a good boy and being so gentle and Cassie almost crawled into his lap- she was loving all the attention!

Xander helping mommy pick zucchini- the poor zuke did make it into the house but it had plenty of bruises!


Shish and Bob