We still need to BUY: (any of these would be great Christmas gifts!)
nursing stool ($25)
seat back protectors (10)
breathable bumper (29)
nursing tops & bras
Wet bag for diaper bag
We still need to DO:
Filing & sorting through piles of papers
Halloween decorations away
Christmas decorations out
Scrub up used baby toys
Scrub window sills
Wash car inside & out
Actually organize garage
Paint red stripe
Paint wall letters
Clean out top of Luke’s closet
Put up quilts
Finish Thank You cards
Scrapbook w/ Mandy
We still want: (more good Christmas ideas)
baby signs (40)
bath tub spout cover (15)
jumperoo bouncy toy (90)
changing table cover
new trash can to use as diaper pail
2 King size pillow cases (to use as sheets in cradle)
breast friend pillow (45)
a crib mattress $36 @ Wal-Mart!!!
cradle bedding--mom bought the stuff to make the bumper
nursing pads from JoAnna (15)
changing table pad--yay--a late baby shower present!
crib & dresser are assembled!
Updated Calendar & "Sunday Update" for over a month's worth of time!!
T Oct. 6-Spaghetti for dinner
W Oct. 7-Sub @ Ruffner Academy
T Oct. 8-Sub @ Ruffner Academy<--I walked out @ 10:30 am, b/c the kids were SO bad!! I had 4 contractions in 30 minutes!! , Bible Study @ 7:00
F Oct. 9-Subbing @ Northside Middle, McArthur Center mall w/ Mandy, Grayson, and Spencer afterwards, started feeling sick w/ "the flu", was having contractions 10 minutes apart
S Oct. 10-Tim church in the morning, Chili cook off after church @ 5:00, Post-dinner w/ Melanie @ Texas Roadhouse
Su Oct. 11-Lunch with Melanie @ Aldo's
M Oct. 12-Home w/ Carolynn, we went grocery shopping
T Oct. 13- 2:45 37 Week Dr. Appointment<-Cancelled...b/c of "Swine Flu"
W Oct. 14- Sick in bed w/ flu
T Oct. 15- Sick in bed w/ flu
F Oct. 16- Sick in bed w/ flu
S Oct. 17-Girl Scout event<--hanging door signs in Ingleside, my contractions were about 4-5 minutes apart & lasting about 30-45 seconds..this is the real beginning of my labor!! Read the birth story here!
Luke's First Week
Su Oct. 18<--Happy Birthday Lucas Wayne
M Oct. 19-Hospital
T Oct. 20-Hospital (no visitors day--we made a lot of breastfeeding progress)
W Oct. 21-We should have been discharged this day, but Luke lost too much weight & although he gained some it wasn't enough. This is the day I was a MESS in the hospital.
T Oct 22- Discharge day! We got to leave the hospital around 9:45-10 am!!
F Oct. 23-Luke's First Doctor's Appointment 6 lbs even! (also visited Mandy, went to Target, & Fazoli's)
S Oct. 24- Went to Babie's R Us for major shopping spree
Luke's Second Week
Su Oct. 25-Tim got the offer letter from CACI, I did housework
M Oct. 26
T Oct. 27
W Oct. 28-We made the transition to "Always try the breast first" w/ our breastfeeding journey! Yay! He also fits into his newborn sleepers now, which were too big a week before. He's up to 2.25 oz. at each feeding as well!!
T Oct. 29- Luke finally fit into his newborn nanipoos (the IT diaper for newborns), had his first diaper rash, and we went to PetSmart & Babies R Us
F Oct. 30-Eastern Shore trip to visit Luke's Great Grams
S Oct. 31-Dad & Frankie drove down
Luke's Third Week
Su Nov. 1-Luke's first trip to church, Dinner @ Yukon Steak House w/ the whole family
M Nov. 2-Tim went back to work, 1:00 appt @ Rock A Bye to drop off stuff, Hung out @ Hotel w/ Mom, Dad, and Frankie
T Nov. 3- Due Date, Election Day <--first time I "left" Luke, Luke & I hung out at home, getting housework done & relaxing, Mandy cooked everyone dinner that evening
W Nov. 4-Mom & Dad left for Pennsylvania, 9:45 Dr. Appt for me--which got rescheduled into an afternoon appt. Melanie came by the house & visited for a while & then met me at the Doctor's office
Th Nov. 5-At 3:30 I called Tim to come home from work b/c Luke was fussing so badly...I couldn't handle any longer. 7:00 Bible Study @ Church
F Nov. 6-Tim took a half day to help me out....and Luke was a perfect angel. Luke nursed and we all took a nap! Then Tim went out & got pizza for dinner!
S Nov. 7-Saturday Night Service @ Church w/ Ashley & Chocolate Creme Pie
Luke's Fourth Week
Su Nov. 8-Missed church but went to CiCi's w/ the Johnson's afterwards, nursed Luke @ Toys R Us/Babies R Us in Virginia Beach
M Nov. 9-I stayed home & struggled w/ things all day.
T Nov. 10-I stayed home & napped. I decided things were getting to me so badly b/c I was tired!
W Nov. 11-Veteran's Day Tim was off!!
Th Nov. 12-Flooding kept Tim home from work!
F Nov. 13-Flooding kept Tim home from work!
S Nov. 14-Saturday night church w/ Carolynn
Luke's Fifth Week
Su Nov. 15-Skipped church, James and Missy came by to visit w/ Luke, took Luke for his first walk (around the block), dinner & scrapbooking @ Mandy's in the evening
M Nov. 16-I had another rough day w/ Luke. Peggy came over after work. She brought McDonald's. Yay! She and Beth ended up staying for dinner.
T Nov. 17-Luke & I had a great day (nursing & getting things done-wise) and went:to the bank, post office, Petsmart, Babies R Us (to nurse/pump), Old Navy (for nursing tops), Girl Scout Council (to visit MIL), to 7-11, and to Food Lion (where we pumped in the parking lot). That evening was awful though. Luke was SUPER fussy & I ended up needing Chrissy to take him from me so I could calm down/relax!
W Nov. 18-Church @ 7:00, Afterwards I developed a quick & awful case of mastitis. It was terrible! My fever was raging & I was miserable.
Th Nov. 19-Tim "worked from home" to help take care of me
F Nov. 20-Tim got off early and joined me at Luke's second doctor's appointment. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz and was 21 1/2 inches tall. The doctor said he was "perfect"! Afterwards we visited Mandy at work, dropped my car off at home, picked Carolynn up from the sitter's, went to Ming's for dinner, and visited w/ Melanie (letting her kids meet Luke for the first time)
S Nov. 21-We did a lot of nothing, lazed around in bed, took care of Luke, Tim wasn't feeling well, Tom, Peggy, and Beth came over & cleaned house & made dinner. Peggy & I took Luke & Carolynn to JoAnn's.
Luke's Sixth Week
Su Nov. 22-Housework, housework, housework, feed the baby, feed the baby, pump, pump, pump, trip to Verizon wireless to check out the Android phone Tim wants
M Nov. 23-TODAY! I got up early (after being up too late) cleaned, showered, bathed Luke, and had a visit w/ Rachel, our preacher at church. Luke's in a nice rhythm of eat (nursing about 30-45 mins), play, sleep (for about an hour), and start again!
T Nov. 24
W Nov. 25
Th Nov. 26 Luke's First Thanksgiving!!
F Nov. 27
S Nov. 28