We are alive…
We are surviving…
And most of all, we are enjoying our newest addition!
Days are good… nights are still sort of a trial. You never know how long he’s going to sleep. 1 hour, 2, 3 or sometimes 4! One night he fussed till 12 and then slept till 4 and then till 8! That felt wonderful! 🙂 Late evenings he often has a belly ache and fusses but it’s not too bad … other then that, he just eats and sleeps!
Is it a boy thing to think he needs to eat every 2 hours? He deems himself positively starved when 1.5-2 hours rolls around. I have never saw the likes, eats his hands, sucks the time out of his pacifier and then attacks that bottle once he gets it. Guess he’s starting to eat us out of house and home already.
I have a wonderful little babysitter at home with me. 🙂 Both girls do a good job helping take care of him, altho Madison doesn’t like giving him the bottle cause she doesn’t like the “noises” he makes when he drinks. 🙂 Reagan will be his entertainer once he’s a bit bigger. She loves to show him things and tries to make him look and smile already. 🙂
Sunday morning he went to church for the first time. He did very good. Slept almost all morning. Eric wasn’t feeling well so he went to teach his Sunday School class and then came home. I had all 3 of them after SS…. didn’t go to bad till he was ready to eat! I didn’t trust Reagan to sit there by herself (and behave) so I sent her off to sit with someone else.
Last Friday I had him to the Dr for a check up and he weighed 9lbs 13oz and was 23in long. All those 2 hour eatings are catching up with him! 🙂
Took a few pictures to do a birth announcement… They didn’t turn out like I was imagining them, but they’ll work. I had too many high ideals floating around in my head from other photo sites I look at. 🙂 I tried taking them when he was awake. Disaster! I just waited till he went to sleep and tried it again. Much better.
Overall, I pretty much have a model baby… oh, he has his moments but nothing I can really complain about. I’m just thankful he’s as good as he is or this mama would be in danger of loosing her mind. Babies bring a lot of adjustments!! But we love him!