Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, we have traveled down to Wellington and spending Christmas with the Grandparents.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone well for the Holiday season and hope you all take care if travelling and we look forward to talking with you in the new year if not before.

We will be able to update you with all of our pictures of Xander's first cristmas when we get back, which at this stage will be just after new year.

Monday, December 19, 2005

No change

to Xanders weight this week. This is probably cos he was due for a feed when the midwife took his measurements - 59cms tall by the way! - and last week he had just had a feed!
No more visits from midwife any more, it will be a plunket nurse from when we return from Wellington.
Xander has had a sleep in his rocker this afternoon and some tummy time on the floor - he can almost roll himself onto his back! He was such a good boy this morning; he let me sleep in until 10am which is fantastic as he wouldn't let me get to sleep until 10pm.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Dad's a Star!!

Dad got his restricted licence on friday - he's a star! Now we can travel down to wellington for the christmas celebrations with no worries! This weekend saw us planning what to take to wgtn that we would need for Xander, me trying on my entire wardrobe to make sure my post pregnancy body fits my summer clothes. Monday is the last visit from the midwife and she will give a final weigh and measurement of Xander so we will be able to let you know those details tomorrow. Tuesday i'm showing our son off to my work which i am dying to do - he's so adorable. We had him on the kick mat today with no nappie and he loved it, Alan got a bit concerned when Xander peed on the mat but that's what it's for!
I took Xander to the paediatric surgeon on tuesday so they could look at his lump on his neck and decide what needs to be done: we are seeing them every 3 months until Xander is 1 year old, then we will be in hospital overnight while they drain the lump and fill it with healing solution, hopefully this will clear it up!
Well i will try to update this with the midwifes results, if not have a great Christmas and new year and we will update then!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Messy Monkey

My messy little monkey was weighed again today, he hsa put on a whole pound since last week! He now weighs 11 lb 7 oz - 5200gms. He did just have a feed so most of it will be his full belly.
We bought some gripe water today to help him with his wind as this gets bad at night time and he screams for about 2 hours so hopefully this will calm his poor wee tummy!
He smiled heaps today and even cooed at me! Such a darling.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Thank You!

I just wanted to thank everyone for all their gifts and cards that we have received. Seeing as i am a month old now and can actually focus clearly and smile at people i think i should thank you all!
Mummy and I really appreciated all the cards and flowers we received while in hospital and then when we came home all the presents and more cards came flowing in! Mummy wants me to thank Nana and Grandma for cleaning the house for her so that it was easy for her coming home.
Thank you to Pa and Netta and Aunty Mel in Oz for the knitted cardy, crochet blanket and St Kilda set; Daddy's work for all those clothes!; mummy's friends for even more clothes - i will have lots for when i get bigger!; Great Aunty Pauline for the All Blacks outfit - i'm sure Daddy is dreaming of when i wear the real one; Grandad for the Ford outfit, no i won't betray you and be a Holden fan! Thank you Sandra for knitting me those cute cardy's, and to everyone else for all your gifts, their isn't enough room to mention everyone but you are all thanked!
I have to go now, i'm tired and need my nappy changed.
Love Xander xxx

First Outing

I took Xander on his first official outing yesterday. We met up with the mums and their babies who were in our antenatal class. It was great to share our labour experience - i'm the only one that had a caeser!, talking about breastfeeding, nappies and all the rest that comes with new mums talking about their babies. Everyone's babies are so tiny and cute, it's amazing how alike their parents the babies look! We will meet up with the group again in the new year and hopefully get a group photo!

Friday, December 09, 2005

One Month Old!

I really can't believe that my baby is going to be 1 month old tomorrow! I feel as though i have had him a lot longer and he is still really cute!
Tonight i am off to my work christmas party so Alan is staying home and looking after Xander - yes feeding him too. Luckily Xander is taking the bottle of my milk and is okay with dad feeding him, such a good baby!
One month old and he has already outgrown one of my favourite outfits (picture in pictures link). What do you do with the clothes you love that they outgrow? Save them for future children or give to someone else who is expecting or save for Xander to put on his child??
Only two weeks until christmas - Alan can't wait! - and then it's a long drive down to wellington to spend Xander's first christmas, not that he will remember it, with the family.
Lots more photos have been added also - enjoy!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Want to see more photos?

You may notice a link on the side that will take you to our online photo album. We will endeavor to add our photos onto it and you will be able to see more photos of Xander, we will post the occasional one onto the Blog but most of them will go straight into the album.

There are only a few there at the moment but check back regularly for updates.

Little fatty!

Xander was weighed again this morning - yes stripped to his nappy and put in a bag! - and he now weighs 4750gms, 300gms extra since last wednesday! I also measured his length, 59.5cms, he was about 51cms at birth.
My midwife says any day now he will crack a genuine smile and not a gas one, and he is also trying to hold up his head - he is such a fast learner!
Maybe he will be an all black like his bib suggests "hungry to play for New Zealand"!