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Lars’ First Haircut

Kelly took Leah to the grocery store to get us dinner and I jumped at the oppertunity. It was time to give that boy a haircut. I knew the risk I was taking, but I wasn’t going to chance people starting to think his pretty curls meant he was a girl. So I busted out the clippers.

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Before

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After

Handsome and cute. Dad wins!

When Kelly got home she said he looked like his dad. Then started crying.

The good news is I am unharmed, however she knows where I sleep. I may wake up bald.

Laurence plays games

Kelly has discovered that Laurence can play a few games. Not nearly as advanced as Leah was when I blogged about her games, but he plays them all the same.

Biggest eyes
Holdin’ meh head ups
I’s so mad im gonna turn red
Pee on dad
It’s 3 AM and i wanna eat!

Leah had an interesting nap earlier. I went up to check on her to see if she was still asleep to find a very sheepish little girl missing a diaper. I smelled a bit of an odor, and noticed the diaper folded up on the floor. Sure enough she took her dirty diaper off and went back to bed. I can’t blame her one bit—I wouldn’t want to sleep in that either. She even got the wipes and cleaned her self up. Sure we may need to run the comforter through the wash, but for a two year old I was impressed.

Backing up the MacBook is bogging down the network so much that our IP phones are choppy. It also makes the compy pretty hot.

Two weeks and still kickin’

Things have been going well. Laurence is starting to have some awake and alert time, however it tends to be between 11 PM and 3 AM. So his mom and I are coping with that. When he was born he was clearly too small for his skin, but finally starting to fill it in. Still seems super tiny when his giant sister is around.

Speaking of which, she is doing well. Had this kid around for a while and she still likes him. A bit cranky in the pants but other than that very fun to be around. I can’t wait till she gets a chance to teach her brother all the fun games she knows.

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Our very first bath, and it is a sad one.

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Having snacks with big sis.

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Sleeping hard on mom.

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Zonk.

Laurence’s Second Day

I figured I could post the details here of what’s going on with the little boy. Good news is he is doing better now, but had a bit of a rough day.

Everything was shiny happy until 10:30 this morning when the Lactation Consultant was worried about his breathing, which was supposed to be 30 breaths per min, not 60. Initially they were worried he had an oxygen deficiency, but the monitors he was hooked up to showed that he was ok in that area. However, they did test his blood sugar and he was too low so the Doc said we had to supplement with formula. Turns out that low blood sugar is expected with breast-fed babies, but combined with the rapid breathing was reason enough to feed him the stinky stuff.

They also ordered a chest X-Ray, which turned up some fluid in his lungs. Apparently this is fairly normal with planned C-Sections, since he didn’t get a good squeezing to help remove any extra liquid.

Nursing is not going as well as we would hope, but as we found out with Leah, that is not the end of the world (and with today’s events doesn’t seem like a big deal at all).

Pray for Laurence’s Mama, she is prolly taking it the worst of anyone. I have currently taken her phone away and she will get calling privileges back after she has a few hours of continuos sleep.

The latest word on the boy is he is off the O2 monitor and is allowed to come back to our room (which I declined so Mom could get some sleep). After I fed him last the Doc came and measured his blood sugar and breathing and seemed happy with the improvements.