DJ Love

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


We had a visit and dinner from the Kaduce's last week and wanted to show the new pals of Evan and DJ. Evan is giving DJ some love to start out but, I see them as rough and tumble pals in the future!

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Pics...

Here are a few new pics of DJ and Mommy..that Tracey took for us last week.

It was fun to have her visit and we appreciate the pictures!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

2 week checkup

We went for DJ's two week checkup on Friday. He is doing great! Weighing in at 8lbs and 4 oz and measuring 20.75 inches long. He has gained 1lb and 2ounces since we left the hospital two weeks ago. He is right on track for his development and they keep telling us what a contented and happy baby he is. And we agree!

He is really a good baby, happy to sit with us and sleep and eat. He is doing better some nights than others we love to see the 3 hour nights not the 2!

He has had lots of visitors and more to come in the next week! Great Grandma Butler, Great Aunt Maggie and Great Aunt Becky are coming in the next week or so as well as Uncle Bob is possibly coming from Illinois.

We look forward to seeing everyone and getting more rest!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Grandma visits

We forgot to include picture of Grandma visiting on Thursday night! Grandma and DJ sat together and "visited" for about an hour during which they shared some special time.

We continue to have visitors all the time and cannot be happier to have everyone so excited..we are expecting Great Aunt Becky, Great Aunt Maggie and Great Grandma Butler in the next or well as more Grainger friends....busy times. But, so nice to have everyone excited to see DJ.

We got some great rest last night, DJ slept from 3-7 am was a wonderful 4 hours...on top of the normal every 2-3 we get.

I have included a picture of DJ chillin in his bouncy seat..which is a great method to take a shower for Mommy and Daddy! And the new froggy from Chris and Raissa that matches just perfectly!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dr.'s Appointment Update

Well great news from the Dr. yesterday. We went to the Dr. on Friday for our one week appointment. DJ is doing fabulous. He is back up to above birth weight and was very good at the Dr. They were impressed that he was so healthy again and not a sign of jaundice. We do go back next Friday for our two week appointment and will get additional checks then.

We also went on our first outing-to Walmart. Not the most exciting trip but, very practical! He slept through the Dr. appointment and all through Walmart...what a champ!

He was definitely a chick magnet for Daddy not sure I am letting the two of them out by themselves! All the ladies were very interested in the Daddy with a newborn in Walmart.

We are back to home here today and maybe another outing tomorrow when Daddy is off again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

5 days home...

We are doing well, at 5 days home. We go to the Dr. on Friday, for our one week checkup and will see how DJ's doing.

We think he is doing great! Sleeping fairly well...only up about 3 times in middle of the night and we have learned to all fall back asleep after the feedings/changes and are coping well.

We have had visitors from the Grandpa's and I have attached pics of DJ with Grandpa Mau and Grandpa Mair.

We will more more this week and will try to keep everyone updated.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


We arrived home yesterday at 1230 or so, and have been doing great. DJ is just perfect, doing well...eating, sleeping and creating diapers up a storm! Just like he should be-we had a pretty good night of up at 1230, 330, and then 630 am. I have been able to sleep with him after each feeding so, I am not feeling too bad.

We did make it home to see the majority of the IOWA vs Iowa State game yesterday and I have attached a picture of Daddy and DJ watching the game in the hospital.

Sadie is slowly adjusting, she has not seen me much and of course this is very disturbing but, we will make a slow steps.

I am hoping that DJ will begin to latch on a little better over the next few days as we have been supplementing with formula and some breast feeding.

We will try to send updated photos and information as we can, back to the pediatrician for 1 week check on Thursday.

Friday, September 12, 2008

DJ Mau has arrived...

Can you believe it, we have a little man! DJ Mau made his arrival on 09-11-08 at 955pm weighing in at 7lbs and 7 oz. and 19.5 inches long. He is perfect and beautiful and we could not be more happy. I have attached a picture or two of the beautiful little being.

We are all doing well and waiting for tomorrow morning to head home!

Friday, September 5, 2008

38 weeks...almost

Well we are in the final two weeks and have no major problems or updates. I firmly believe this child is content in the womb and not making the transition anytime soon.

I am dilated to 1 cm, not much else going on. Dr. says if I think I am in labor at anytime head to the hospital but, haven't felt that yet. Lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions at night-guess DJ is preparing for the big event.

We moved last weekend, are slowly getting settled...but the biggest thing is we have the nursery setup and the bassinet in our room. We are basically settled in the baby's room and are ready for him to arrive.

We just received great news that Danielle and Connor had their baby last was a boy, name undetermined, and was almost 6lbs and 19 inches long. He was early (about 5 weeks) so he will be hanging out in NICU for a bit but, everyone is doing well.

Congrats to them, now...we are just waiting for our arrival!

We will take a picture this weekend of us with the new house!