Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Worth his weight..


This is Xander being weighed on 17 november - 4050gms. At birth he weighed 4020gms. Last week on 23rd he was weighed again - 4150gms and then again today - 4450gms. Must be doing something right, my son is gaining weight rapidly! He doesn't seem to know this though, i swear his tummy thinks his throat has been cut!!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Mister Bright Eyes

Finding his hands!

Apologies to the grandparents who have complained that we haven't updated the blog in a week. I have been getting aquainted with my son and trying to set a routine for him and myself - not very successful; i can't bear him crying!
These little bugs on Xanders hands and feet are to teach infants to find and recognise their own appendages. He is a smart little man - has already figured out that putting his hand at his mouth will hold his dummy in!
He is also eating lots; he has put on 100gms.
Xander is also starting to focus.
He had his first shower with Alan on saturday morning - we took a photo but Alan won't let me put it on the blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bite my tongue

Okay so far i have been bragging about how wonderful my baby is and how he is no trouble at all - today i think i have to bite my tongue!
Number of hours Xander has slept today - 4 (this would have usually been about 7 by now!); number of outfits Xander has had changed - 3; dirty nappies - 6; power chucked - 1 (on the duvet where i was feeding him)!; washing machine loaded - 3 - then the sky decided to rain and my sheets got wet!
So today i had planned on going for a walk with Xander to get out of the house and into the fresh air but my little angel had other ideas! Oh well i guess this is where the hard part comes in, he's still a little angel i just learned that i cannot make plans for a day yet and expect them to be followed through - the dishes still haven't been done and the lounge needs to be tidied - maybe i can get Alan to do them when he gets home??? At least i don't have sleep deprivation on top of all this, Xander still slept from 10pm - 4am and then from 4.30am - 8am.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Tummy Time


This is Xander and Alan's favourite position. After each feed, when Alan is home and in the weekend, i hand son to father and they both fall asleep - it is adorable!
Well day 11 and i'm loving it. I am a bit tired but that's to be expected, even though Xander wakes at 2am then sleeps til 7, and sleeps most of the day also. It has been eventful the last few days, Xander has power chucked on me twice and once on Alan. We attempted a foot print last night for Xander's baby book and ended up with a blob! oh well, will try again another time!
I have come to realise now that no one is going to be knocking on my front door and telling me that my time is up with the little baby - he is really mine and i'm not giving him up - there was a short period where i was expecting someone to take him from me, like it was dream or something. Now i know how other parents feel and can understand them wanting to gush and talk and talk about their baby, cos mine's a darling and the best baby in the world, and as the picture above can attest, Alan thinks so too!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

All settled

Well I never thought having a baby would be so easy (or are we just really lucky?)! Xander only wakes once during the night, sleeps most of the day and is just so cruisy I don't know what people are on about saying "..all those sleepless nights...you're life will never be your own...sleep while you can when baby sleeps..." I have so much time to myself that I wake him so I can have something to do!

Alan has started back at work now so it is just Xander and me during the day, good bonding time!

Grandad has Xander down the pub on Wednesday night, so he has had an early start - heaven help us!

The digital camera doesn't know what's hit it with all the action it is getting, I swear if I had a video camera on Xander's face all day I still couldn't capture all his expressions, he is such a dag and makes me laugh all the time. If you would like to see lots of photos Alan is going to make the ones we have smaller so I can send them to people to view.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Home at Last

Xander was introduced to the house and his new cot and all his things yesterday at 6pm, after me begging the nurses to let me go home and the pediatrician finally coming to give Xander the all clear.
Our first night home was a sleepless one as baby gets used to his cot and we get used to him. Must say that Alan is fantastic and stayed awake most of the night consoling our crying bundle while i slept.
After a few explosions from both ends a nice warm bath and a feed Xander is now sleeping.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us in hospital, it just made the time there barable! Also for the flowers and texts from everyone.
I will add however that Xander only has my mouth, he looks exactly like Alan at his birth!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

A new title for a new baby

Well we have finally got around to naming our little boy, as you may have guessed his name is Xander (think of the X as a Z and you will be fine).

Xander Jacob Hearfield.

Born 14:52 10/11/2005 at Waikato Hospital

8 Pound 14

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Mum and Bub!!!


Mum and bub are both doing well, both are tired and getting used to the new surroundings. For those in the Hamilton area she is currently in ward 55 room 6 and visiting hours are from 11-1 or 4-8. Please be considerate about the amount of time you spend there and the amount of people there at once.

The new addition


Well today was the day that the little baby Hearfield entered the world.

He was born on the 10/11/05 at 14:52 and weighed 8 pound 14 (a rather large baby)

It has the striking qualities of its father but judge for yourself

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

False Alarm

Well it has passed the due date - but who gets them right anyways?? - and at 1.30am it was looking as though the expected arrival was going to make an appearance with contractions coming every two hours until the last one at 8.44am. Sadly the midwife says no go today and it looks like another week! Doh! And Alan went off to work this morning expecting me to call midday to say come on home! Poor Matt too is here for the week to see his neice or nephew and is stuck with a pregnant sister instead!

Oh well maybe by the end of the week - and thanks for all the suggestions for baby to come out, none of them have worked!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

D-Day (plus 2)

Some minor disruptions in the day but nothing yet to start the sirens ringing.

We have received many text messages asking for news but we would have rung if there was.

We will keep you updated.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

D-Day (plus 1)

The horizon is becoming cloudy with the impending destruction and mayhem of one impatient father to be (and granddad Gaskin who is racking up one mother of a phone bill). There is still no sign of the impending invasion so we sit and wait....

Friday, November 04, 2005

D-Day...........

All is quiet on the western front, there is no signs of the invasion that intelligence said would happen today. But that does not mean that it will not happen.....

So the waiting game continues, not much we can do to hurry it up, it will get here when it wants to.