Monday, November 26, 2007

Baby's First Trip to the Tattoo Shop

On November 16th, the Shaw family headed out to Carrolton, VA to American Tattoo for an afternoon at the shop. Pete was getting his newest tattoo - a commemoration of his new son. Jules was an angel the entire time, chilling in the Moby and mostly sleeping or checking everything out. Only as Roc was wrapping up did he start to get fussy so we headed outside.

I'll update soon with pictures of the final product!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our 2 Week Appointments

Today both Jules and I had our 2 week check ups. Jules was first, bright and early at 7:30 this morning. After stripping him naked for his wellness check (weight, height, head measurement), and removing his diaper to have him weighed he managed to pee ALL OVER the weigh table, it was hilarious. This is happening on a fairly regular basis here at home, but usually we're the targets. After the nurse cleaned up the table, while I tried to hold on to a wriggling naked boy, he was weighed. 8lbs 11 oz!!!!!!!! He has gained a pound and five ounces since his appointment last monday! And is up a pound from his birth weight. We were shocked. We knew he was looking plumper and less like a newborn, but man, that's a lot of weight - breastfeeding is a success! The doctor listened to his lungs, looked in his eyes, ears, and mouth, and gave him the thumbs up.

My appointment was around noon, all C sections have to be seen 2 weeks out so it was just a quick check. I've already lost a considerable amount of weight, and my blood pressure is back down into the normal ranges. Then the doctor checked my incision and said everything looks great. I'm cleared to drive again, but still no heavy lifting or strenuous activity. I have to go back again in 4 weeks for the regular 6 week check, and after that I'm good to go. I'm feeling much more myself everyday but still have discomfort and pain if I do too much or move too quickly. I went for a short walk to enjoy the fall weather yesterday and it felt great, but I realized it's going to be awhile before I'm back to my old self.

So all in all we're coming around nicely. Every day is an adventure with this little guy, but we're loving every moment.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mobying It

Someone digs sleeping in his Moby.

And look at those cheeks! So precious.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Going it Alone

So today is the first day Jules and I are going it alone. Pete headed back to work today after getting an unexpected day off for Veterans Day yesterday. So far it's been good. Jules must be hitting a growth spurt, he's eating just about every hour and it looking plumper in the cheeks and belly, plus his double chin is growing by the day. In the morning he likes to hang out in his crib and check things out while Pete and I try to get some laundry/breakfast/showers taken care of. And right now he's chilling in his swing listening to a mix tape his papa made for him.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

First trip to the mall...

We needed to pick up a few things before Pete heads back into work on Monday so we got dressed and headed out for Jules' first trip to the mall. He even took a ride in his Moby for the duration, and slept the whole time. It's mighty cozy in there.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Daily Cuteness

Big brother Nico and baby Jules are getting acquainted, so far so good!

Jules is alert more and more everyday. He has the most gorgeous blue eyes that love to check us out.

Papa didn't get much sleep last night, so the boys are taking a nap.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Julian Jagger Makes His Grand Entrance

At 3:49am on November 1st, 2007 after many detours Jules entered the world via cesearean. He weighed in at 7lbs 12 oz and was 21in long. We're home, resting, and getting to know the little guy. He has already stolen both of our hearts with his cuteness, and and he couldn't be anymore perfect. Hopefully in the next few weeks we'll get up more pictures along with his birth story.