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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

12 days old

We are a few days behind in updating our Silas blog. Today, Si is 12 days old. He was up from 5 am till almost 10 am, with just a few short fitful naps in between nursing. I think he is having a growth-spurt, and he had a similar nurse-a-thon on day 10. This is around the time when babies' first out-of-the-womb growth spurt is supposed to occur, so it's to be expected. Day 10 was also notable in that Si's umbilical cord stump finally came off. Woo-hoo! Now mom and dad can try some of those belly massages that are meant to sooth and calm the baby.

Silas and I are still getting our daily feeding routine down. Right now, it is common for him to "cluster nurse" during the day. He will often go back and forth several times before finally settling down for a nap. The pay-off is that he often sleeps a three to four hour stretch at night, which mom and dad just love! Since we co-sleep, I always wake up with him, so there is no crying at night (unless a diaper change goes on longer than he'd like). So our nights are actually very calm and we normally get enough sleep, as long as I can nap with him at some point during the day.

Silas's grandparents left yesterday and headed back to Wisconsin (expect pictures from their time here in several future postings). They helped out a lot while they were here! We look forward to their next visit later in the summer. Hopefully, Si will get to meet his Auntie Jennie and his cousins Adam and Anna, who plan on joining Grandma and Papa on that trip.

Friday, March 23, 2007

On Tuesday, Silas's maternal grandparents arrived from Wisconsin. That same day, we went outside for the first time, just for a few minutes. Drew burried the placenta and planted a cedar that Shannon picked out on top of it. Grow, grow, grow, little tree!

Also, today, Silas is 1 week old!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

On mom's birthday

Some from this morning...

Mom turns 30 today! She's very glad Silas didn't decide to wait 6 more days so that he could share her birthday. He's still the best present she could have gotten.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sorry, a little too tired to write... just thought we'd quick add this picture...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Silas

Silas Bryant-Kunz was born at 11:04 am on Friday March 16th after 32 hours of labor. He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

Well we didn't quite end up with the homebirth we wanted, but 99% of it did take place at home, so we're okay... anyway, during the last hour of labor our midwife discovered a problem - a not so uncommon problem - but nonetheless Mom had to be transported for the safety of the baby... it ended up being the right thing to do.

We had an amazing team: Peggy,
Anna, Patty, and Louisa, we owe you so much... thank you just isn't enough... and props to the doc's and nurses at the hospital as well.

Plus we want to thank Uncle Patrick, Shannon, Jessica and William, Katya, Jerry, Erika and Henry, and all our neighbors who have been so supportive with all the good food and energy.

So now we're just getting adjusted to being parents,
being a family. More to come soon, including details of the labor and birth, and more pictures of our beautiful child. Stay tuned...

Saturday, March 3, 2007

40 weeks...

Here's mom at 40 weeks (officially 2 days overdue, but who's counting?). Okay baby, any time now...