Saturday, October 30, 2010

Put on the Pounds!

So, Megan updates...

Last week we went to the doctor when Megan was 1 week old. She was doing excellently! We were super happy because she was already back to birth weight and just as long and skinny as ever (I have no idea where the long and skinny came's definitely not from her parents!). Here are her 1 week stats:

Length: 20.7" -> 80th percentile
Weight: 6 lbs 15.5 oz -> 20th percentile
Head Circ: 34.3 cm -> 24th percentile

Then, we went to the doctor for our 2 week appointment. Unfortunately the check was much less happy. Her stats at the 2 week mark:

Length: 20.5" -> 54th percentile
Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz -> 4th percentile
Head Circ: 34.1 cm -> 10th percentile

When the doctor saw how much weight she had lost in only 1 week, she sent us to the hospital with our little girl. The doctor said she seemed pretty dehydrated and thought that they would have to put her on an IV at the hospital, but luckily that didn't end up happening. I was heartbroken and felt horrible that Megan had lost so much weight. We went to the hospital to figure out exactly what was happening. It turns out that she wasn't getting hardly any milk while nursing...and when I say hardly any I really mean it. There were times at the hospital that she didn't get 1 thing after 20 minutes of eating. I am so grateful we had a doctor's appointment and figured the problem out or things could have gotten much worse. We spent 2 days in the hospital feeding her like crazy and doing all sorts of blood and urine tests to figure out what was wrong, but when we left the hospital yesterday she was up to 6 lbs 11 oz. She gained 9 oz in 2 days!!! Now we are home and on a strict feeding schedule. We go to the doctor again on Monday to make sure she is still gaining weight and doing well. I think she is doing much better. She is a completely different baby! She is so much happier.

So this is our life at the moment. We are feeding her in a somewhat complicated way (an hour long process generally) every 2 hours. But at least she is getting what she needs!

Notice the crossed legs. That's when you know she's in the zone. And you can't see her hands, but they're tucked right under her chin. So cute. Keep eating baby! We love you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oh Parenting

Pure Genius or Total Desperation?

This lovely lady won't sleep anywhere but in this box or our arms. I don't know what we're going to do when she outgrows the box...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Megan Joy Frost's Big Debut

Well, our little girl made her debut yesterday (Oct. 13th, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.). She was 6 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long. We are so glad that mom and baby bade it through the ordeal safe and sound. Enjoy some pics. I am sure there are more pics and posts to come!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I have loved the summer weather, but I am so excited it's starting to feel like fall outside. It is definitely my favorite season. The air is nice and crisp and it's the perfect weather for a light jacket. Love it! Plus fall brings my husband's favorite holiday--Halloween! We, of course, have already decorated...Patrick wanted to decorate starting about the middle of September, but we waited until the first day of October.

Fall is also supposed to bring the birth of our first child, but at this point, she still isn't here. I think the 2 weeks before my due date felt like an eternity (I just want the little sweetie here!), but now that I'm past my due date I think these days will feel even longer. I'm beginning to be convinced that she's never going to come. I know it's irrational, but I'm getting impatient and just want this birth thing over with so that we can start enjoying the new member of our family. Daddy has had a mid-term, final project, and final this week though, so maybe she's being courteous to him and waiting til he's done with all that. So, hopefully tomorrow after his final is over she will come meet the world. If not, we wait more. Luckily my doctors will only let me go a week over, so she's coming on October 14 whether she likes it or not! :) I can't imagine going 2 weeks would be pure insanity.

Other good news, Chad comes home from his mission on October 15. Exactly one week from today. I think my mom is about ready to burst. She is impatiently waiting for her first grandchild and her oldest son to come home. All in the next week!

As for other updates, Patrick found a job which we are so grateful for. He works as a tutor at an elementary school. He has been working for a week. And now that I think about it, I have to repeal an earlier statement. I really wasn't very anxious about the baby coming until he started work on Monday. I was just freaked out about bringing a child into the world with no source of income. But since Monday, I've been anxious. Which has only been four days, but it seems like forever when you have nothing exciting to do but wait for labor. Patrick's job works nicely with his bizarre class schedule, so it is the perfect job. The one downside is that he will not receive a real paycheck until December 1 which means the job came just in time! Because another 2 months without income is about all we can handle.

Hopefully the next time I post on this thing I will have a picture of our cute Megan. If not, my worst fears have come true and I've been pregnant for the last 9 months with nothing inside me.