Monday, December 8, 2008

We made it home!

We made it home!!  We're here!  

I meant to write sooner, but being a mom is some busy work!  Busy, happy, wonderful work.  I don't really mind at all getting up at 3am to feed him.  I don't mind when he cries.  I feel completely happy now that everything is (almost) the way it was supposed to be.  I've even lost 3lbs since we've been home!  Yay no more stress!

We had a nice trip back from Houston-- Ezekiel just slept the whole way.  When we left the hospital, he was 7lbs 6oz.  Today he had his first pediatric appointment, and he weighed 7lbs 13oz which also happens to be Daniel's birth weight!  That was kind of a land-mark for me and I've been waiting for him to hit that weight, so I felt very blessed that the day we took him to the doctors just happened to be the day he weighed 7lbs 13oz.  :)  The pediatrician was wonderful-- I really really liked him.  He reminded me of a mix between my cousin Brian and our favorite nicu nurse, Greg.  I was worried about getting a stinky doctor, but I couldn't have been happier with this guy.  

We have 3 or 4 doctors appointments this week.  It's a busy week for us.  When we went to the hospital today we realized we need to get a stroller.  It's hard work lugging around a car seat full of baby and a diaper bag full of oxygen canisters and monitors.  What I would rather do, though, is finnish the baby sling I am supposed to make.  Then he can be on the front half of me, and I can put the oxygen and monitor in a backpack and just wear it.  Strollers just seem so bulky to me.  Fortunately nearly the entire time we were at the hospital (like 3 hours) he just slept so that made things easier.  

I don't know what else to say.  I could go on and on or I could stop now.  We just love love love having him home.  He is such a little bundle of joy!  OH AND he is almost rolling over!  We think he will probably do it before the end of the week.  He just works and works at it, and he can get on his side-- he just needs to do that last little transition from side to tummy.  It's so cute!  He's also making much better eye contact since we've been home-- this was something I was concerned about in the hospital- he would never really look right at you, he always averted his eyes.  But now he will just stare right at us.  He seems really happy at home.  

Here's Ezekiel and Daddy on the first night home.

Ezekiel loves staring at his dragon that he got from some nice ladies at the hospital.

This is him in his bouncy chair in the NICU.  He loved this thing! 
Here is a picture of him without anything on his face!  Isn't he handsom? :)
Ok more pictures later!  I gotta go feed this little guy.  


Luanne in Ohio said...

Baby Ezekiel -

Seeing your new pictures made my day!!! I've never been so glad to be up until 1:00am and check your Mommy's blog one more time before getting some zzzz's. You are are SO BIG. I love you so much!!!

Love, Grandma Luanne

J. Pike said...

How sweet! He is so cute! Wow he's rolling over almost! That's so awesome! Yay 3 lbs! I had a dr's appt today and I've gained 19 lbs so far, according to his charts...although I think I've gained more according to our scale. His heartbeat was 142, my fundal height was 32, and everything looks good! In 2 weeks when I go back we will get to schedule the date of the c-section. Yay! I'm a little over 30 weeks now, so he said once I get to 34 weeks it's fair game at any point. Josh and I have our 3 year anniversary on the exciting it's been that long- i love him so much! Well good luck with all the doctor appointments this week! all that running around is bound to help you to continue losing weight. Oh and I have stretch marks now...eggggh. =) ttyl

teresamartinpike said...

Oh, my gosh! tears are streaming down my face!!! I love you so much, Ezie! (and Mommy and Daddy).

I want to come down there and hold you and sing songs to you and tell you how much I love you!

You're another Pike Cutie Patutie!

Grandma Pike :)

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Sarah said...

I bet it's weird to finally feel like you get to do "mom" things in your own home. My son wants so badly to visit you all. He thinks that because Ezekiel is home that we will just get into the car and go see him. I'm still loving his mispronunciation when he sees your blog and calls out to Baby Angel. Ezekiel is very handsome! I use a backpack as a diaper bag and really like it. I hope you finish the sling soon. I'd like to see a photo of it if you can!

Kristin said...

sarah-- oh yes photos are definitely in order! i was going to make it yesterday but ran out of time. but i want to finnish it before our next appointment. if you all ever want to come to san antonio, you're welcome to come stay with us :)

Goldie said...

WOW, he is so handsome... and I also think he looks a lot like Daddy in that last pic?

My kids LOVEd their bouncy seats. We should have bought stock in batteries!


Kristin said...

Goldie-- He definitely looks like his daddy!