Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Parenting Changes

The other night, Iain was whimpering (I won't call it crying, because he wasn't screaming or anything!) and he didn't want to settle down for the night.  Tim and I were in bed, vegging while watching "The Office" reruns.  I nestled Iain into my arms and with new-found warmth he quickly fell asleep.  I mentioned to Tim that I NEVER would have done this with the girls. Let them fall asleep in OUR BED?   Keep in mind, this wasn't the FIRST time I've done this with Iain! Tim laughed in agreement.

It's amazing to me how differently I'm parenting Iain already!  It's not out of guilt or fear.  I'm just making different choices!

But, I have to say that I'm loving it!  I'm taking more time to just sit and enjoy him.  I don't typically let him "cry it out".  I check on him constantly when he's sleeping.  I allow him to fall asleep in my arms on a regular basis.

I'm also preparing my dear husband and children, that when we come back from Iain's open heart surgery, you can bet I'm going to do nothing but hold and comfort him!!!

I think it helps that he's an easy baby.  Even though I let him sleep in my arms, he still sleeps in his bassinet, crib or bouncy seat.  He's pretty easy to please.

I may pay the consequences later, he may no longer be an easy baby by then.  He may be set in his ways, ways that will not be convenient to THIS Mommy.  The housework can wait, because I'm really enjoying coddling my little boy!

A friend sent this to me today...and it's really a great reminder for me!  It belongs on my fridge, where I can see it everyday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

9/20/12 Cardiologist Appointment

Life is busy, as usual with a newborn in the house!  Sorry that I haven't updated you in two weeks!

Today was a GREAT Cardiologist appointment!  His Oxygen Saturation was 98%!  2% higher than it was at our last visit.  I'm very excited, because I had been afraid we were trending down!

They did an Echo again today (5th one since birth!).  Everything is looking about the same as last time, so the Propranol is working!  We are so thankful for this God given medication!!!

Dr. Consevege said today that the plan is to go about 3 more weeks, then schedule the surgery.  So, we are now looking at about the end of October or beginning of November for surgery.  He'd like to do it before it become an emergency situation.  So far, Iain's doing so well!

Here's a few pictures, he is now 8 weeks old, 11 lbs. 3 oz. and 23 inches long!

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Visitors from Iain's First Days

We are so thankful for our friends that were able to come meet little Iain in his first few days!  Here are some pictures I was able to grab!

 Amber, she's a pro since she has two younger siblings!
 Caila, being her silly self! 
 Jim - a dear friend who has helped us walk through our marriage!
Kim - Jim's better half & and friend that walks with us as we go through our life!

The Cotton Kids!  Ima, Summer (the little Mama holding Iain), Jessie and Joy!  

Thanks friends for visiting us!!  Sorry that I didn't get EVERYONE's pictures!