Friday, February 15, 2008

Pictures from Kyle's First Week

I thought you might enjoy some pictures from Kyle's first week. The first one is from his first trip to the pediatrician. He wasn't too keen on this visit, as he had to first get naked to be weighed, which he hates. Then he had to have his diaper changed, with wet wipes rather than cloth wipes and warm water. And to top it off, he got a vaccine. Needless to say, he was not a happy camper. Poor guy!

Kyle is intently watching Daddy. He loves to hear his voice, and responds automatically when Jeff speaks to him. Like their matching baseball gear?

Our neighbor's granddaughter gave Kyle this Boppy playgym. Gracie has already outgrown it at 7 months and thought baby Kyle would like it. She was right! He is mesmerized by the colorful print and hanging toys.

And finally, my favorite picture. Kyle has been desperately trying to catch that ever elusive thumb. He has found that during tummy time it is best accessible. When he gets it, Kyle sucks for dear life.

Welcome Kyle Jeffrey Bergman

Well, the day has finally come and our little man is here. Kyle Jeffrey Bergman was born at 11:27pm on Friday, February 8, 2008. He was a welcome sight after 20+ hours of labor, ultimately ending in a c-section. The poor little guy was face up and sort of stuck! Of course, after measuring, it was no wonder. He was 8lbs 5.5 oz and 21 3/4 inches long!! Now I know why my ribs were hurting, his skinny legs were stretching all the way across my body!

Mommy, Daddy and baby are resting comfortably at home, trying to settle into a routine. We know he is working hard at growing, since he has jumped from 1.5 oz of formula at a feeding to 2.5 in less than 1 week of life. Chances are good he will be at 3 oz servings sometime today even! Being in our engineering nature, we have a spreadsheet going to track his feedings, sleep and diaper habits. We are hoping it will help us set a routine as he gets older. If not, it will simply be interesting reading :).

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday!

Hopefully this is the last pregnant picture you will see of me!

I am officially 39W this morning. Jeff took this last night after dinner with the neighbors. He is really hoping I can hold out until the game is at least over this evening.

My family has bets going on whether we will change the name to someone from either team, should I go into labor tonight. Doesn't Plaxico or Asante Bergman have a nice ring to it? - NOT!

I have an appointment in the morning, so I should have an idea at least if my body is making some progress on its own. If it is, I will have the option of scheduling an in induction date for early next week. We haven't decided whether or not to do that yet - although having a date would be nice. Since we both like numbers, we were playing with what numbers make sense together - 2/4/08 (2x4=8), 2/6/08 (2+6=8), etc. That's what you get when 2 engineers marry, I suppose :). GO Patriots - (that is strictly for Jeff - I am still diehard Steelers!).