Archive for October, 2009

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Polar Bear Pajama Patrol Go!

Oct
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We couldn’t resist getting some pajamas for Rachel that matched Sam’s.

Rachel’s doing great.  She’s getting bigger by the minute and working hard on her head control.  She’s also really getting interested in her surroundings from the dining room lamp to her body parts.  She stared at her hands for hours this morning.

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A video

Oct
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I forgot to upload this video yesterday so here it is.

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Doctors, a Comparison and a Fashion Show

Oct
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I went to the doctor for my 2 week check up.  I gained 1.5 inches and weighed in at 9 lbs 9 oz!  Mommy and the doctor were very happy with my progress.  I won’t go back until 2 months now.

Otherwise, I am doing pretty good.  I sleep well, unless big brother is home.  Mommy said I could start napping in my crib when he’s home once the baby monitor arrives.  Last night, I even let Mommy and Daddy sleep for 5 hrs straight!  I am a pretty happy baby, except when I have to poop!

Speaking of…  I have a very expressive face, or so they tell me.  Can you guess which one is my “Hey I am pooping here!” face?

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Everyone has either been asking if I look like my big brother or telling me that I do look like him, so I thought I would put up two pictures.

Sam is on the left and I am on the right.  I think we look a lot alike!
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Mommy’s been having fun dressing me in all my clothes now that I am big enough to wear them.
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1st week

Oct
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Things have been busy around here with Sam home but Rachel is doing just great.  She’s sleeping for 4 hour stretches now at night and making mommy and daddy very happy.  Her cord stump fell off and she got her first bath yesterday.  We learned from our experience with Sam and steamed up the bathroom first so it was nice and warm and she went through the whole bath without a cry :-)    Sam also really likes to help with Rachel, he rinsed her with his watering can and brought the boppy over to Adrianne yesterday when she was getting ready to nurse.

Here’s some good shots of Rachel with Grammy, Uncle Thomas, snuggled up with mommy, just hanging out, and pretty in pink courtesy of the grandparents.

Finally, here’s a video from the hospital for your enjoyment.

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Doctor and a Surprise

Oct
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I went to get my first checkup at the doctor on Mobday.  Everything was just fine.  I’ve stabilized at 8 lbs and 4 oz.  My head still hurts a little from the vacuum extraction but that should heal in a few weeks with no problem.  I’m also a bit jaundiced like my big brother but I should get over that too.

Yesterday daddy thought it would be a good idea to not have me wear a diaper so my bottom could air out.  He’s pretty crafty though, he handed me off to mommy without giving her a cover.  Then when mommy asked for a towel, I pooped on her.  Haha, that will teach them.  Oh and then I peed on the changing table while they were cleaning up my poop :-)

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Home Now!

Oct
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We came home from the hospital yesterday.  Rachel got a clean bill of health and we headed out yesterday morning to start our time as a family  of four!

Here are a few photos from just before leaving!

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Visitors

Oct
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Rachel is doing just great (so is mom).  She got checked out by the doctor and the hearing people and everything seems great.  She got weighed around 3pm and was in the normal range at 8 lb 4 oz.  Most of all, Sam and Grammy came to visit.  She slept through most of it though but Sam seems super excited, check out these pictures.

She’s also eating really well and has pooped 3 times already and peed once.

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It’s a girl

Oct
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Rachel Leyi Yang was born on October 2nd, 2009.  At 8 lbs and 14.8 oz she was 2 ounces heavier than her brother.  She also measured 20 inches long.  Labor was 16.5 hours but mom only had to push about 20 times.  They still had to vacuum extract her but it was much easier than last time.

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