Friday, October 11, 2013

Dietrich Jon

My baby boy is here! (and two weeks old already!)
Dietrich is such a blessing and seriously such a good baby.  He was born on Sept. 26th at 7:39am weighing 6 lbs 5 oz and 18 1/2 in. long.  He has turned our world upside down but in a good way.  The first few days were the hardest just trying to get this sleepy, mucus-y boy to eat.  Just as we expected, he was tongue-tied like his two older brothers but thankfully it was discovered by one of the nurses while we were still in the hospital so they just called in their Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist to come clip it one morning.  Easy as that.  Getting that done and then my milk coming in and he was well on his way to eating better.  He got down to 5 lbs 12.5 oz and slowly, slowly gained it back and as of yesterday, exactly 2 weeks old he had gotten back to his birth weight!  

Things I don't want to forget about you right now....
*You love your green binkie (yay!)
*you tolerate being swaddled very well and sleep longer that way
*Eating every 2-3 hrs during the day and night with a longer stretch thrown in during the night every once in a while
*started cluster feeding in the evenings (which has led to a longer stretch for mommy to sleep)
*Lincoln is completely in love with you and Caedmon just needs to know where you are every second, finds you and then tries to put his germy, snotty hands all over your face.
*Grandma Hunni has been here almost 3 weeks now! The timing of your birth and her getting here was once again PERFECT timing....I'll post more about that later when I type up your birth story.
*This has been the easiest recovery I've had of my three deliveries.  Still hard but lots better than the other two.

And now here are some pictures of the little man... :)


  1. He is absolutely perfect! I mean look at that little face!!! Anbd he shares a birthday with Sydney! :-)

  2. Congratulations! He's adorable. My twins were born at 36 weeks and we dealt with the tired, sluggish babies. I wish someone had warned me that late preterm babies often struggle with that and that it interferes with breastfeeding. And how awesome that your mom has stayed so long to help! I don't know what I would have done without help...Gone crazy probably!

  3. Oh my goodness, what a handsome little boy! Congrats on you little bundle of joy!