Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chunky Monkey

Jonah still sleeps a lot during the day and not so much at night. I am still trying to avoid things that might be giving him so much gas. I soon will be down to plain oatmeal and dry toast with some pretzels for a snack. He really is a content baby. No complaints here.
Daddy just wanted to see how cool Jonah would look with the shades so we had to capture the moment. Look at them ROLLS!!!

Bubble baths

Jaron sure does love Jonah...he won't go to bed without giving him kisses. I mean pitches a fit WILL NOT go to bed. Jaron is doing much better eating and his speech is coming along much better. I think having a new baby in the house has kinda forced him to grow up. He woke up in the middle of the night last night asking to go pee. He had on a diaper and did not want to pee in it. So that is a major step for him. I was not happy to be woke up but was glad to know he is growing up. So now he is the big brother.

Can't get enough

Jacob cannot get enough of Jonah. He just wants to hold him and lay with him and he has even attempted to pick him up while in the bouncer. He always asks when is it time to feed Jonah. "Is he ready for some milk mommy?" And whenever Jonah cries Jacob runs to find a pacifier and help him calm down. The other sunday at church my mom was walking him to the car and Jacob said "where are you going with that baby?" He thought she was taking him home. When we leave to go somewhere he asks "can jonah come too?"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Wide Awake!

Daddy & Jonah...He looks so little laying on daddy like this. So precious...

Here's a little video of Jonah wide awake at 10:30 last night. He is starting to make some noises and is more alert and aware of his surroundings.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My 3 boys all dressed up for church. So handsome. It is rare to get a picture with all 3 of them looking at the camera.
And here is Jonah in his little suit. He is such a happy baby. We have learned that mommy can't eat dairy or it makes his belly hurt ALL NIGHT. (especially blizzards from dairy queen) And I forgot to post Friday after his 2 week check up. He is up to 9 lbs. 3 oz. and she said he looked good and it was not necessary to check his jaundice again. So I am glad that is all behind us. Jonah is still nursing every 2 hours so sleep is rare for mommy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Brother Again

Well this is what Jacob made with some paper and tape. He said it is a "Buzz Lightyear" helmet. I thought it was very creative.
And here is Jacob holding his baby brother. He just loves him so much. He always gives him a passy when he cries and he wants to help me so much. The first thing he said when they came to see us at the hospital. He said "Mommy, I am so glad you aren't pregnant anymore". He was so worried about me, because towards the end I was so uncomfortable. He is my caring and sensitive child.

New baby brother!

1st day home from the hospital and Jaron COULD NOT GET ENOUGH! He loves his baby brother.
He sure does love him. Can't get enough of him. If I would let him I am sure he would sit in the bouncer with Jonah.

And here they are...the 3 Cote boys!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Jonah got his first bath in the kitchen sink. He didn't cry too bad.
And here he is getting a suntan. The doctor prescribed it for his jaundice.
Daddy & Jonah taking a nap.

Wide awake!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Back in the hospital

Well we took Jonah to the pediatrician yesterday for a weight check and they said he looked a little yellow so they pricked his foot for bilirubin check. His levels were 15 and they should be 9 or less. And he had also lost 1lb since birth so they put us in the hospital for IV fluids and 24 under the bili-lites. It is basically a baby tanning bed. So we left the docs office and came home for me to pack a quick overnight bag. Chris took Jonah and I back to the hospital and dropped us off. I went in and they weighed him and had to put a catheder in his penis (even though he is swollen from his circumcision) and get a urine sample. And then they had to find a good vein for an IV. Well that took 1 hour and it was horrbile. He screamed the whole time and they finally found a good on in his HEAD! Yes you read it right. He got a IV in his head. Well while they are doing this I can feel some serious swelling and noticing my milk HAS ARRIVED. I wanted to feed him so bad but had to wait until they got finished and we got in our room. But Jonah had other plans. All the screaming wore him out and all he wanted to do was sleep and was not waking up for NOBODY. So I continued to swell and was feeling a lot of pain. He eventually did nurse but not for long. The IV fluids kind took away his appetite and the jaundice made him feel sick too. So mommy just suffered. He would nurse a little off and on all night but not enough to empty me out. He laid in the baby tanning bed all night only getting out for feedings. It was not fun! So anyway they pricked his foot several more times while we were there and his levels went down and we got to come home today. He is nursing a little better and I hope my milk coming in will help him gain weight good now. So here are some more pictures of our new addition.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

He is home!

Well I went in Friday morning at 10:30am to get induced. They started my pitocin at 11:40am and broke my water at 12:45pm. I was dilated to 2cm then. I got my epidural at 2:40 and was 4cm by 3:10. With all the contractions coming on strong I was 6cm at 5:15 and just 30 minutes later I was 8cm. 20 minutes later at 6:05 I was already 9cm and ready to push at 6:20pm. My epidural did not take on my left side so I felt everything. I was not feeling real confident and wanted to give up but they convinced me I could do it. And he was born at 6:40pm. He weighed 8lbs. 13oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. He is nursing good and we are both healing nicely. Thanks for all your prayers.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Finger Painting

This is what Jaron did when I got the play pin out the other day. He put all his "babies" in there and covered them up. So precious...

"Man Hands"

Sunday in church Jacob was sitting with his legs hanging off the pew and said to me "Look mommy me feet almost can touch the floor. I am almost like a big man." It was so cute and so funny! So here is what a "big man's" hands look like! :-)