Monday, December 29, 2008

Preston's stats

Birth: 10 lbs. 11 oz. 21'' long
Discharge: 9 lbs. 11 oz. 21" long
2 week check: 10 lbs. 2 0z. 22.5" long
Today's weight check: 10 lbs. 1 oz. 22.75" long
Since Preston wasn't up to his birth weight at his 2 week check, they made us come back for a weight check 2 weeks later. And as you can see, he actually lost weight. No wonder every time he is awake, all he wants to do is eat...the poor guy is starving. The doctor told us to put some rice cereal in some formula, and also gave us a prescription for an antacid, since Preston spits up like crazy, they think he has acid reflux. Then on Friday we have to go to the hospital and have a barium swallow test done to see where his acid reflux is occurring. I sure hope we can figure all this out. He needs to gain some weight...believe it or not!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family Pictures

Thanks to my good friend Erica, we got some awesome family pictures! She is so extremely talented, and I couldn't ask for someone better not only as a photographer, but as a friend! Thanks Erica!

There are lots more pictures that she took, and I'll be posting them soon. She even took some awesome pictures of Preston, I'll post those when I get them. Hope you all enjoyed these. I sure do!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

We're Home

I have to say that my time over at Methodist was awesome! The nursing staff and the doctors were so great, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. But it's sure nice to finally be home.

Drew has been so attentive to Preston. He has to know where he is at at all times. And if Preston starts crying, Drew is right there to rub his head and tell him it's OK..well, it's more of a nugie type rub! This morning he started to share with Preston, he just had to make sure that he had a couple cars with him!

Last night was a little rough for our little chub. My milk hasn't come in yet and so he's been cluster feeding...meaning he's eating ALL the time! So we had to supplement him with an ounce of formula to get him to sleep. Can't wait until my milk comes...then my poor guy won't starve. In fact, his discharge weight was 9 lbs. 11 oz. So he lost a whole pound in the hospital.

And last, but certainly not least, I have to say a HUGE thank you to my dad. Thank you so much for coming out here and taking care of Drew. I can't tell you how much that helped us, and how much Drew loved having you here. And he keeps talking about his gingerbread house! I appreciate all that you do for us, and all that you did for us this past week. You are awesome and I love you so much!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


So I am new at this, although Courtney is sitting here telling step-by-step of what to do, but I figure since she just gave birth I would do the blogging for everyones benefit of seeing our new little bundle of Joy... did I say little? I meant not so little bundle of joy. He was born at 11:33 am and everything went well in surgery. He is 10 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches, so short and fat. All is well with both mom and baby. Woohoo! The nurse said he would have been 11 lbs had he not peed on her right out of the uterus, way to go son!

So Here is what everyone wants...some pictures of Preston James Giles -

Here's our little guy shortly after his entrance into the world.

If you look closely it shows his weight (he's a chunk!)

New Family of 4

Drew did well with him this afternoon and wanted to hold him and kiss him, but we'll see if that keeps up when we realizes Preston is coming home for good.
Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers and a special thanks to Steve for for helping take care of my wife (if I hear your watch beep from my wifes belly I'll be a little worried). Preston is looking forward to seeing everyone.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Well, tomorrow is the BIG day! I have to be at the hospital by 8:30 and the C-section is at 10:30! So for today, we will just be getting the finishing touches done, and hanging out. Kind of weird knowing when Preston will be here, but I like it!

So, hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll post later about our Thanksgiving weekend.