Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2 Month Check Up

Cason had his 2 month check up today and did great! I love when the Doctor is impressed with how healthy/big he is- it very reassuring for Momma.
  • Weight: 12.9 lbs
  • Height: 24.5 inches
  • Still as healthy as a horse.. Not one cold yet!
  • Sleeps 8-9 hours a night
  • Received two shots and only let out one yell. (Mom was way more upset than Mr. Tough)
We don't see the Doctor again until after the first of the year for his 4 months check up. I'm so proud of my healthy little super baby!

Friday, November 4, 2011

2 Months Old

Cason Lynn is 2 months old- Crazy! He continues to grow, grow, GROW! We haven't been to his 2 month check-up yet, but that is soon. We have loved watching his grow and develop these past two months- and I can't believe it's going by so fast.

Cason now:
  • Sleeps through the night- which is crazy because he's breastfed.
  • Smiles and laughs with Momma and Daddy.
  • Blows bubbles.
  • Smacks his lips.
  • Started wearing 0-3 month clothing at least 2 weeks ago. (We have a VERY healthy baby.)
  • Loves bath time and getting his face wet.
  • Mimics Daddy's sounds and faces.
  • Can lift himself up and turn his head easily.
  • Sleeps on his tummy.
  • Is very aware of his surroundings- like if Momma is near, but not holding him.
  • LOVES his Momma and Daddy.
And thanks to his Gigi- made the CUTEST Yoda ever on Halloween.

Comings & Goings

Since moving into our home we've kept busy! Our little family made a day trip to Princeton, NJ to visit Aunt SB and a day trip to see our Nation's Capitol.
Seeing Sarah was a blast and Princeton is beautiful. She got to see her nephew for the first time and it was love at first sight. I had to fight her for him because if I had let her hold him all day she would have- regardless of feedings or changings. We loved seeing her, meeting her lovely roomie, Lauren, and walking around her beloved Princeton.
The day trip into DC was awesome! We took the metro into the city (first time for Cody- first time for me to do it in the states)... It was nice.. Could've gotten Cody sick, but I guess that's part of the experience? You'll hear more about this in another post. We saw all of the monuments and took tons of pictures. Cason did great, and we loved using our stroller. We will definitely be going back multiple times.
Sarah and my mom- now Gigi- came to visit us. Sarah could only stay for the weekend- but mom had flown in for the whole week! She went with Sarah to NJ for a few days, but came back to finish the week off with us. We loved spending the weekend with both of them- cheering for our Rangers and shopping. Mom helped me decorate the house- the living room is now complete! Pictures soon! We bought Cason's crib, among many other things. We loved spending time with both of them and they definitely loved spending time with the baby!

Goodbye Heat, Hello Cold

Roughly 2 weeks after Cason was born, we loaded up our vehicles and headed to our new home. Lucky for me, my Daddy, now known as Grandfather, agreed to take time off of work to drive Cason and I so I could ride in the back with the nugget. Cason was and is the easiest baby. He doesn't fuss unless he is hungry and he slept pretty much the whole drive up here. We are lucky to have family in Atlanta, so we stopped by to spend some time with them and get Grandfather a few needed drinks in his system. 
When we arrived at Andrews AFB we were all so relieved to finally be out of the car and be introduced to our bright, new future. We sadly had to put Grandfather on a plane the next morning- we were so lucky to have his help and we miss him like crazy. Then we went to buy coats and a Garmin- because it was freezing and we were constantly getting lost. We started our house hunt the next day- and by the end of the process were SO tired of living in a hotel. We had a little bit of drama while searching for our home, but we finally ended up in an ideal house.
We live in Waldorf, Maryland and we LOOOVE it. It has a small town feel, but has plenty of things to do and places to eat and shop. Our 2-story home is perfect- it's a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath with hardwood floors and a large deck out back. Our neighborhood is adorable- the kids come home from school and play baseball or football in the street. They always wave to both me and Cody... So stinkin' cute.
We love being so close to my sister, Sarah, who is getting her masters done in Princeton, NJ. We love being close to Washington D.C. We just love our life here and we're so excited for the next couple of years.


This day was the best day of my life. We checked into the hospital the night before to start the birthing process- but our nugget was not ready to arrive quite yet. He was overdue and hadn't even dropped yet. When our nurses changed shifts, our day nurse, Lori, informed us that we had to have the munchkin out by 3 pm in order to have our Doctor deliver him. So, within the next 10 minutes, they broke my water, started the pitocin, and gave me an epidural.
 2 months later a lot of that day is now a blur. I remember our families coming in to see us and bring Cody some food- I loved having them all there for our special day. Our nurse, Lori, was the BEST NURSE EVER. Since Cason hadn't dropped at all and he was a surprise 9.2 lbs baby, labor was extremely intense for roughly 4 hours. Multiple times the nurse mentioned an emergency c-section- in which I answered with tears and telling Cody that was not an option. My wonderful husband never left my side and was the support that I needed in order to deliver Cason.
Dr. Dawson showed up at 2:00 p.m. with all sorts of jokes and encouragement. At 2:10 p.m. I gave birth to our son, Cason Lynn Works. He weighed 9.2 lbs and was 21 inches long. (2 pounds heavier than we thought.) When they laid Cason on my chest I couldn't help but cry. That was the best moment of my life- and watching Cody cut the umbilical cord with so much  pride and happiness made me fall in love with him all over again.
 Fun Fact: Dr. Dawson was so surprised at how much Cason weighed (and that I could get him out without a c-section or anything else to help me) that he called his office and told his nurses to go visit Cason and I at the hospital. So we got a surprise visit from not only our favorite nurses but also the technician that told us months ago that we were having a precious baby boy.