Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2 weeks old already

Does anyone know how to change a newborns sleeping schedule? This little girl thinks that she can sleep all day long and stay up all night long! The other night I was up with her from midnight until five a.m. then it was Levi's turn from five until eight when she finally fell asleep. We try and play with her all day but she won't even peek out her eyes at all. We even have to wake her up to feed her and even then I don't think that she is totally awake. HELP!!!

Besides the crazy sleeping schedule she is doing great. I took her to her two week appointment today and she weighed 9lbs 3oz. She has gained 1lbs since leaving the hospital! Her skin has cleared up from all that baby acne. When the doctor was examining her today he found a bump on her collar bone and he thinks that she may have broken it when she was being delivered. I took her for an x-ray today. The doctor's office called later and told us that her collarbone is broken and mending and that she will have a bump there for a while until it heals. We just thought she might be left handed because she always used her left hand over her right.

But other than the collarbone, the doctor said she is doing great. She is a pretty happy baby if you can keep her moving. She doesn't like to be handed off, especially if you are taking her from her dad. When she is sleeping she likes to reach up and stroke the hair on the side of her head. We will try to post more pictures when we can get pics that are awake and happy.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Pictures

Here are a few more pictures with the grandparents. I will try to get Kathy to write something soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Introducing Avery Hatch

I left Kathy at the hospital for a little bit to come home and shower and put a few pictures up. Avery was born at 1:16 on Monday afternoon. She weighed in at 8 lbs 13oz., and was 21.5" long. I think that Kathy had a fairly easy labor, but I wasn't the one doing the pushing. Both Mom and baby are in perfect shape with no complications. Avery has a good appetite and was just opening her dark blue eyes and trying to look around before I left.
Kathy and I wanted to thank everyone for their advice and support, we couldn't have done it without you.