Monday, August 24, 2015

A visit from Sylvia and Leon!

Last week, my aunt Sylvia and uncle Leon came to bring us pizza and salad and meet Cole for the first time!  Here they are, cuddling with our sweet little guy...  

Silly girl!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome Cole Xander Mauney!

Although I was due to deliver baby Cole around August 23rd, he decided to make his appearance 3.5 weeks early on August 1st!  

He was born at Davis Regional Memorial Hospital in Statesville at 5:50 AM.  He was 6 lbs. 9 oz. and 19.6 inches long.  He was born at 36 weeks and 3 days, so he was our first preemie!

Thankfully, Cole had no health issues at all! We did have to have his blood sugar checked for the first 24 hours through pricks on his heel and we also had to have his temperature taken regularly to make sure it was high enough. He lost weight during his first week of life down to 5 pounds 10 1/2 ounces.  However, after round-the-clock nursing, syringe-feeding, and [me] pumping, he has now gained back to his birthweight in his first 18 days of life!

The big kids love him! Grace and Elise have been asking to hold him each day since he was born! Isaac warmed up to him and began holding him after about two weeks. Now all three kids enjoy holding him, playing with him, and cooing at him.

We are so thankful for this little guy, and look forward to many adventures with him as the newest member of our family!

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