Bryce and I went on a date to the shooting range in Layton. We shot our pistols and then had a little competition to shoot the target at a quick pace without aiming. It was so much fun to shoot my gun and get more familiar with it. The next day, I was so sore and my right shoulder had the largest knot in it.I also had problems with vertigo for three weeks. I had a massage therapist work on my neck and shoulders. I went to my cranio sacral therapist. I had a chiropractor adjust my neck. I tried the "do it yourself" technique to try to get it to go away. Finally, I went back to Wayne Hirsbrunner, the chiropractor that fixed my ribs and acid. After doing some resistant tests on my arm, he decided that the pressure in my spinal fluid was low. He shook my neck and head and I haven't had vertigo since then.
Friday, March 28, 2014
I can definitely say that both Parker and I really were blessed during the labor and delivery. Sometimes I hear stories or I think about all the things that could have gone wrong, but we were blessed to have a perfect delivery and perfect baby.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The first four weeks of Parker’s life seemed to go really smoothly. She was eating 2-3 oz every four hours and sleeping all the time. Bryce and I hold her a lot, which has ended up spoiling her a bit. She has had some stomach issues the last three weeks. We ended up putting her on Zantac because she seemed to be having acid. Though now I am not so sure. She gets really fussy now and then and we can tell that her stomach is bothering her. There is really no rhyme or reason with her. She will be fine one minute and then mad the next. She wants her binki but doesn’t want it at the same time. When she realizes there is no milk in the binki, she gets upset and screams.
We have really enjoyed her so far. I also realize that these hard times with her will pass. It seems like babies go through stages so quickly. She still has her days and nights mixed up. When she eats at night, she thinks she needs to stay up for an hour or so. We try to feed her around 10:30 at night and then she usually goes about 5-6 hours till her next feeding. Bryce has been so good to help me with her at night. Together, we have been able to function and not lose too much sleep.
Parker is 7 weeks today. She is really growing quickly. Her cheeks have really filled out and she seems to be longer. She just started smiling 3 days ago. She has to be in the perfect mood to smile though. She loves her swing and car seat. She can sleep in both of them like a champ. She also loves it when we talk to her. She tries to move her mouth and mimic us.
Parker loves to takes baths. This is something she has always enjoyed since the first day she was born. I have been bathing her in our kitchen sink, but she is starting to outgrow it. She also enjoys it when we prop her head back a little when we hold her out in front of us. It makes me wonder if her head was positioned like that while she was in my stomach. Cooper is finally starting to show a little more attention to Parker. He wants to hold her now and then and he enjoys talking to her. Clayton likes to lay next to her.