Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let me Love on Him

Mommy save me from him please...

Kisses for Baby... Every time we ask HAS to say LPS's name, he says "baby"

We didn't have LPS buckled in here, hence the sliding down part.

Notice the size difference between the two of them in the same chair. He wants to do everything that Baby does.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

First Bath

Getting ready for the bath

Ready to be dipped...

This isn't that bad mommy...

Peek a boo... you don't see me...

Note the great towel compliments of Great Aunt Connie. She made it herself.

LPS's first bath was the easiest thing I have ever done. I have never seen any baby respond like he did. He didn't cry or whimper at all, not when he was cold and naked out of the water and not when he was in the water. He didn't mind the water at all. He didn't care when we washed his hair or ran water down his face.

HAS can't Get Enough of the Baby

Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Trip to the Doctor

Dr. Smiley with little Logan.

Grandma works at the pediatrician's office.

Logan weighed 8 pounds 1.5 ounces at 9 days old.

After having Hunter, I was positive that I would never have a little baby. Hunter was 9 pounds 1 ounce when he was born and he never looked back. At three weeks old, he was in 3-6 month clothes. His percentiles were never lower than 75th for head circumference, weight, or length. I figured Logan would be about the same. We were really surprised to find out that Logan's head was in the 29th percentile, his weight was in the 44th percentile and his length was in the 54th percentile. I told David... "We have a tiny baby." As it turns out, he is average, but after Hunter it seems like he is TINY. 0-3 month clothes swim on Logan, that never happened with Hunter.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just a little man

I definitely need a haircut, it is really long.

Mommy, not sure about this...

He sat really still... especially for Hunter

All done mommy... how do I look?!?!?

Hunter went to get his haircut today. He looks so grown up every time he gets his hair cut. I can't believe he is already 20 months old... where is the time going and how come I am getting so old so fast?

Rough Night

Logan is baking on the Billi-bed. Notice the blue light near his arm and head.

Logan had a rough night last night because of his reflux. It was very difficult for him to sleep completely horizontal because of the reflux. We didn't think to elevate his head until after he was already really uncomfortable and angry, so needless to say, not many people slept in our house last night. David is great at night and got up with Logan and this is how I found the two of them like this in the chair this morning, but at least Logan had calmed down. We went to get his bilirubin test this morning and the number had dropped which is great news because if every night on the billi-bed is like last night, it will make for a long weekend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Three Sons

This is Logan's head... I am sucking out his brains...
"Daddy... nose... nose... nose"

Hunter kept saying hold and baby, just not together.

In this picture, David is praying that both of these boys do NOT have my energy level. If they do, he's afraid that it might kill him.

My three angels.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby... Baby... Baby

Mom... I can almost reach him... just move him a little closer...

My arms aren't' quite long enough...

Hunter loves baby Logan. From the moment he saw him, he said Baby... over and over again and he keeps trying to kiss him. We put him in the bassinet and Hunter kept trying to stand on his tippy toes to see him, so we brought the stool over for him to see Logan and he keeps running over to it and standing up trying to touch him. While we were eating dinner, he went over to the bassinet and rolled it over next to the dinner table and then crawled back up into his seat. Oh... the love of an older brother...

A day that can't be forgotten

Daddy feeding Logan one last time in the NICU

Logan in his car seat ready for the ride home.

Restful, sleeping baby.

Mommy is ready to take the baby home...

Today, Logan came home. Mollie was his nurse today and she was so good to him and to us. When we woke up this morning at 4 AM it was a torrential downpour in Atlanta. We even had some water in our basement. Luckily for us, the carpet was just damp and there was no standing water and no water marks on the wall. Several of our neighbors did not have it as good as we did. It rained all day and several roads were closed in our neighborhood due to the flooding of the lake at Richland. Our backyard is a disaster, but luckily our house is safe and protected and Logan got to come home. When we got there to pick up Logan around 1:45, Mollie had packed up so many extra diapers, wipes and sample things... to include four pacifiers from the NICU that are apparently pretty difficult to find. He came home and the boys love him. He still has the reflux which we are treating with medicine, but overall, he is doing awesome. Ahhhh... life with three boys, what have I gotten myself into?!?!?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More difficult than escaping Alcatrez

Logan's breathing is improved enough that he can go home on that front. His rash is improved enough that they are no longer worried about that. He is eating fine, but on Friday night (9/18/09) his heart rate dropped below 80 so they have to keep him for an additional 48 hours in order to make sure it doesn't happen again. They believe he may have some reflux issues. Saturday, I meet with the lactation specialist and she too believes that he has reflux. We schedule an upper GI test for Sunday (9/20/09) morning. Sunday morning, the upper GI test confirms that he does have reflux, so the doctors prescribe zantac and reglin to help with the reflux. In addition, his billirubin test was high two days in a row, so he can't come home on Sunday like we had hoped... maybe Monday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rash is improving

Logan's rash is improving drastically. This is his positioner that he hardly fit in because he was one of the bigger babies in the NICU. His breathing has slowed down at this point, so now we are waiting on him to be eating a certain amount.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Logan in the NICU

The sign the NICU nurses made for Logan. It was placed on his crib. I knew many of his nurses from my years of teaching and parents of some of my students.
Logan is so snuggly.

Mommy holding him for the first time in the NICU. They were feeding him through the tube in his nose. He didn't like it and kept ripping it out.

Notice how red and speckled he is.
He was in bay # 13... I call that good luck.
Logan had a pretty bad rash.

Lots of wires.

At midnight, the nurses came to get Logan to do some blood work because he had a 101 fever and while they were doing the blood work, they noticed that he was breathing really quickly. They came in at 3 AM to tell me that he was going to the NICU. At 4 AM, David and I went down to the NICU to make sure he was ok. We weren't able to feed him at that point, but were able to feed him the next morning at 8 AM. Logan was tachypnic (ta-kip-nic) which means he had fast breathing. His respirations per minute should have been between 40-60 RPM but his were over 80. They needed to be consistently down before he could go home.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

People Love Me

Logan right before they took him for his blood work.
Proud Daddy

Once they cleaned him up and brought him to my room.

Mommy with Hunter. Jimmy was up at the nursery looking at Logan.

One more boy makes "My Three Sons"

Logan with his daddy moments after he was born.

Logan Parker Sokol 8 pounds 10 ounces, 9/15/09, 5:01 PM

Logan Parker Sokol arrived on 9/15/09 at 5:01 PM weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces and he was 20 inches long. His head circumference was 14 inches. He is greeted by 2 brothers, James Mathew Sokol (8 and a half) and Hunter Alexander Sokol (20 months) as well as mom and dad. He arrived in a day when the hospital was inundated with new babies.