Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Odin at 2 months

Well Odin is a great baby! We are comparing this to Soph who never slept the first few months of her life! He is smiling, for the most part content unless he has business that needs to happen, and is loved very much by his siblings! He had his well baby check up and our little guy is still very little. He has only gained 2 lbs since his birth! He is in the 5th percentile. There is a part of me that gets a little sad when I look at him and think about how small he is, but then I have to remember that he is doing well. He is a great sleeper, ok at nursing and that Soph was small also in the beginning. Just not 5th percentile....We will see what the doctor wants us to do with him when we take him in a couple of months for another of his well baby visit.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Odin's Birth Story

Odin came two weeks earlier than we had anticipated. I had an appointment for a non stress test and during that it was discovered that the amniotic fluids were low. It had dropped significantly over 2 days and it was a concern. The older kids were being watched by our friend Shelly and John was at work. I was trying to be strong and not get emotionally overwhelmed, but as soon as I heard John's voice on the line when I called him at work, the floodgates opened. Initially, the nurse told me that once in L/D, they would run some test and then they would see from there. I was really banking on them sending me home because I was not ready for Odin to be here yet. There was still a lot of things that I needed to do before he arrives! After a few hours, lots of visits from lots of different doctors, it was decided that labor was going to happen that day.

John took the kids back from Shelly and then took them to my mom's for the night. Around midnight I sent John back home because he had been up that morning since 4:30. He was hesitant about going, but he went home anyways. A few hours after he took off, things progressed quickly. The epidural was no longer working for me. I was having the shakes all over, which I had never had before with any of the other children. I called John to let him know that it was time. During the half and hour before he got there, I thought that he was going to miss the delivery. At that point I was very ok for that! Finally the doctors came, John came and then Odin came swiftly afterwards.

Odin had a massive amount of dark hair, super long eyelashes, and big hands just like his big brother. Perfect baby! We stayed at the hospital for 2 days where Odin did nothing, but sleep. Not I nor the nurses could get him to wake up and eat. When we went in to the pediatrician's for a well baby check up a few days later, Odin had lost a significant amount of weight. So we had to go back in a week, a week later, we had to go back in another week. Finally they were ok with his weight gain.

Sweet sleeping baby

Soph happily holding little brother

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Magnus is moving onto 2nd grade

Magnus is growing and learning so much this year. With the Academy class focusing on Home Ec, Magnus can do lots of things in the kitchen and he is a great help! In fact he is a lot better in the kitchen than his Dad is! He has been reading a lot too. We love that he is a book worm. One time we had to tell him that he couldn't read and walk at the same time because he had tripped! Along with an enjoyment in reading he continues to excel way above his grade level. He is learning about friendships and there's a lot that still needs work, but he has come so far from last year. He is opening up and speaking to people. It is a great thing to see in him!

I know this post is a little late, as he is almost done with this year. I still wanted to capture the moment though!
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