Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I know its been a while since I posted...I have had bloggers block. It all started when Kory suggested I post something else besides stuff about Axel. And so I tried. But nothing came, because my life right now is all about him. So this post is going to be an update to catch you all up on him and us but mostly him.

Axel caught a cold :(

At about 4 weeks Axel caught a cold. It wasn't a bad cold but because of the time of year and season we had to take him to get his snot sucked out at the hospital. It was horrible. But like always he was such a good sport. And after that the nose sucker I used on him didn't make him as mad. I hate having a sick baby. Its so sad to see them in so much misery and they can't do anything about it. I also hate the paranoia that comes with it. I try not to be paranoid but its hard, and sick kids are the worst.

They weighed him again at that appointment and he was an awesome 7lbs and 13 oz! So he is growing quickly. *that was at 4 weeks, so I am sure he is heavier now. He is still small, but getting bigger and chubbier by the day. He has moved on to size 1 diapers now.

By the end of last week his cold was on its way out and he is feeling much better now, and we are all doing better because of it.

He is now 6 weeks old, and his new trick, is looking you in the eye and smiling. He is happiest in the early morning after a good long night of sleeping, and in the afternoon after a good long afternoon nap.

When he was born we found out that his hips weren't quite developed all the way. We just had our 2nd set of ultrasounds done, and they improved so much all on their own with out the help of braces that we wont be needing to put him in braces after all. It was such a relief for me. It was like first the Billirubin, then the hips, then his cold, the kids couldn't catch a break, but things are looking up now, we were all relieved. We will have to get him checked again in 6 weeks to double check to make sure they continued progressing. But his doctor wasn't too worried. The specialist said that its common in the firstborns and preemies, and sometimes there just isn't enough room in the womb for it to finish developing.

Another thing about him is he is such a snugly baby! We love that about him. He is also the most content kid in the world! We are sooo lucky!

He does have a gas issue, we thought it would go away by now but it hasn't. He gets really grunty when he poops. And around 11 pm each night he gets fussy about it. I think its a combination of pain and tiredness. But I could be wrong. Anyway I don't know if its normal for him to be so bothered by his bowl movements or not?

This was him a few days old, he was so ity bity!

Now at 6 weeks. You can see how much he has chunked up! Its great!
He does this thing where he runs his fingers through his hair and holds his Binky at the same time. Its so cute! It reminds us of another little nephew we have :)
Just looking around at everything. He loves staring at the blinds behind our bed.
I just love this outfit on him. I think its adorable. Him and zoe hanging out :)

This face cracks me up (sorry for the poor quality, its from my phone) He does this face the most its always after his dad kisses him too. :)
His new trick this week! I love it!
Tummy time, and holding up his head (this was last week) last night he was holding his head up and looking around at everything, he is getting so strong!
He is working hard to get our basement completed, and keeping our yard maintained. Big things are going to happen soon with that, and hopefully you can all see pictures. He had a good birthday, thanks to everyone who wished him well and supported him on this his day! :)


I was released from YW a week after Axel was born, and put in as the Relief Society Secretary. This has been a hard transition for me. Especially since I have only been to church once. But I am enjoying my new responsibilities. I miss the girls tremendously, and get really lonely come Wednesday nights because Kory gets to still go. But I am getting used to it, and am finding new ways to embrace my calling. I know that it will bless my life, just as serving in the YW did.


KaSs MiLeS said...

he is getting so big! He is seriously turning into a kory clone. good to hear he is doing so much better! i love the pictures of him!

Keri said...

How many times can you say that baby is cute! I love that picture where he's staring at the blinds, so serious!

Jess~ca said...

Oh Amy he is just SOOO cute!! I need to see him because he is growing so fast :) I'm glad your little family is doing so well and that Axel is over his cold.. When Shane and I were sick, Shane had the majorly goopy eyes, and they kept pretty much sealing closed and I'd just keep wiping them and massaging them with a warm wash clothe. Sick babies really do make you so sad :(

Sarah said...

It was nice to have a baby update - it was sad when you were out of the blogger loop. Your baby is so cute and i'm glad you have so much time to spend with him.

Jess~ca said...

Hey amy!! You need to have all of your family vote for Shane in this cutest baby contest :) It's on this blog ---


He is number 13 and I get this cool little binky clip if Shane wins :)


There's also a link to the contest on the side on my blog...

rain said...

Poor little Axel getting a cold. Sick kids ARE the worst, and don't worry about being panicked everytime...that's just life. Also, don't listen to Kory about not blogging about the baby so much. Think about it this way: How often do you think of Axel? How often does what he is doing control your thoughts and life? It's usually well over 80%, especially when he's only a couple months. Plus, we all enjoy hearing about him. I'm glad that he's on the mend, and his hips are developing nicely. You know, it seems like with every baby I've had, there has been some funky developmental issue...I know I left that wide open for rude jokes, but my children are so perfect now that I am rubber, and whoever needs to make a snide remark is glue....;)
Anyway, for the most part kids seem to get through it. They grow and they make you laugh and surprise you everyday. There's nothing wrong with blogging about that, because it's now officially your life.

Kyle said...

I find it a noble effort to try to avoid posting only about Axel.

But it's gotta be hard.

And besides, we DO all want to know about him.