Thoughts after a week

08 Nov

Well, it’s been a week since Bryce came into the world – and what a week it’s been!  We came home on Monday and scheduled our two-day checkup.  We actually had to make it three days because our pediatrician wasn’t in the office on Wednesday.  Bryce weighed 6 pounds, 7.9 ounces at birth.  On Thursday, he weighed around 5 pounds, 13 ounces, losing roughly 10% of his birthweight.  On Friday, a nurse from the public health department came out just to see how mother and baby were doing.  She weighed Bryce and his weight was up a little bit.  She’s making a return visit on Monday and would like to see a weight increase of 3-4 ounces.  Hopefully we’ll see some increase.

He’s a fairly good baby.  During the day, he’s either eating or sleeping.  During the late night, he seems to want to do nothing but eat the last couple of days.  It was either Thursday or Friday night that he decided to be up just about every hour from 11:30 to 3:30 or 4:00.  Talk about a long night! 

I’ve been home since Monday trying to help when and where I can.  That means trying to keep up with all the dishes.  It’s amazing how many dishes we seem to go through in a day.  I guess I never thought of how much we go through.

Update: Wesley and Daddy have been spending a lot time together in the mornings.  He usually comes into our room between 7:00 and 7:30.  I get up with him and we go upstairs.  He watches a little bit of Mickey Mouse and then it’s time for breakfast.  I’ve been doing the morning routine so Mommy can get a little bit more sleep/feed Bryce.

Wesley has had his ups and downs since we came home.  He spent Saturday and Sunday at a friends house.  Fortunately, they have a kids a few months older than Wesley, so he’s had a playmate.  At night, it’s been a different story.  Bedtime has been rougher than usual for the last couple of weeks.  As soon as we turn off Mickey Mouse (our bedtime routine), he throws a fit.  After we read some books and say our prayers, it’s lights out, but they don’t stay out for long.  He’s been getting out of bed 3+ times a night.  After the third time, it’s time-out.  Last night was the worst night by far.  We couldn’t even read books because he was throwing a fit so bad.  After quite a while of holding and rocking him, Mommy had to come down.  I think he feels that Bryce is getting all the attention.  Wesley sees him in Mommy’s arms constantly (because she’s feeding him) and I think he sees that she’s not paying him any attention.

That’s all for now, folks.  More to come…


About Rev. Jared Tucher

I'm a Lutheran (LCMS) pastor serving in Gillette, WY.

Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Bryce, Family, Wesley


2 Responses to Thoughts after a week

  1. James Cochran

    November 8, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Awesome. So this is what I have to look forward to when Lucie is born.

    • Rev. Tucher

      November 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Jimmy, you have no idea what’s in store. I hope James won’t be as bad or else you’re going to need a lot of aspirin, Starbucks, and Redbull to make it through the nights!

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