Thursday, August 23, 2012

London's First Month

Life with three kids was a big change.  Luckily, Ian was able to spend the first week home from the hospital with me, entertaining Von and Addi.  And then the second week, we shipped the kids up to Ian's parents house.
The first few weeks, this is the only place she wanted to sleep.  She would sleep there for hours.  Some nights it was the only way I got any sleep.  Now that she is bigger, she doesn't quite fit like she used to, and luckily will sleep in her crib.
She looks just like Addi did as a baby.  Addi loves hearing everyone tell her that, because it is usually followed with something like, "she is so beautiful."  Or, "She is so cute!"  
After the kids spent a week at Ian's parents, we drove up to get them.  Our good friends, Kelly and Jason, had a baby boy exactly one week before we had London.  Little Liam is so cute.  
These two are going to be trouble makers together someday.
Overall, she is sleeping really well for just 7 weeks old.  This picture was taken on a not so good night, where she didn't go down for the night until 4 am.  Lately, she has been going down in between 10 and 11 pm and then just getting up once around 3 or 4 am to eat and then goes back down until 6 or 7 am, which is fine because now that school has started, we all have to be up in between 6 and 7 am.  A couple nights a week, however, she gets colicky and will cry from about 8 pm until midnight or later.  Which is not fun for anyone. 
So pretty.

So right before she was born, we found out Addi had 4 really bad cavities.  So, we were able to take care of two of them before she was born, and then had to go back two more times after she was born to have them finished.  I have to say, Addi was a champ.  I thought for sure they would have to gas her, but Dr. Matt managed to keep her calm enough to do all of them with out any.  I don't know how he did it, he is amazing.  She had no anxiety, having to go back to the office four different times, and acted like it was no big deal.  She ended up having two pulpotomys (sp?) which took about an hour and a half each time.  She managed to be a character even while having objects in her mouth.  Dr. Matt came out after one of the appointments and said, "She thinks we are BFFs, she's hilarious."  I would send her in with her ipod and headphones and she would chat him up about all of her games and apps.  We were so pleased.  However, after paying for all of it, I hope we never have to go through that again!  Apparently, good dentists don't come cheap!
Once I was on my own with all three kids, I did my best to get out everyday, whether to the park or pool or movies.  London always slept through every outing.  This picture was at a windy trip to the park.
August 6th.  One month old.  She is so sweet.


The last Unicorn said...

she is so precious! people always say going to 3 kids is a tough transition.... hopefully you will all get into the swing of it (especially bubba) soon. You sound like you are doing pretty good though. Getting out everyday? That is an accomplishment!

kori said...

I feel you on the price of a good dentist! I had to take BOTH kids within a month (luckily montes ended up free cause he didn't have the problem my pediatrician thought he did). I can't even imagine what your bill for 4 caticities was! Your kids are getting so big! I wish we lives closer so I could take the older ones off your hands for a little bit for you!