Thursday, June 23, 2011
The boys were just about the same age here. Do you see any resemblance?
Monday, June 20, 2011
The boys all went fishing on Saturday morning so Barb and I had quality time to catch up and snuggle with Nathan. When they got home, we ate a delicious meal of fried and grilled sea bass for dinner. Everyone loved meeting Nathan and he definitely was the main topic of our conversations throughout the night.
I love these boys!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
It wouldn't be a sorority wedding without the traditional singing of one of our songs. The circle was smaller, but it was still a special moment to share with these girls that have meant so much to me for over 10 years now!
Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple! We love you, Meg and Jeremy!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
It's hard to believe how quickly the time has passed and how much you've already changed and grown since we first met you in the hospital. You've captured your dad's and my heart and we just can't get over how adorable you are! We feel so lucky to be your parents and for all that you've already taught us.
While our first month has been a challenge with it's share of ups and downs, I fall more and more in love with you each day. We are still getting to know your personality but you have proven to have a quick temper and powerful lungs, making it clear when you are not happy with a situation. It breaks my heart to hear you cry, especially when it seems nothing I can do will comfort you. I'm still learning what each cry means, but nine times out of ten it's because you want to eat or suck on your pacifier. It's just such a comfort to you!
However, all the crying and fussing is quickly erased by your sweet, cuddly snuggles and I love when you fall asleep nuzzled on my chest. When you are calm, you have such inquisitive expressions and seem to be studying everything around you with wide eyes and pursed lips. I know you are going to be a smart boy like your dad!
You do really well in the car and we've begun venturing out each day for little errands just for a change of pace. You usually pass out as soon as your carseat clicks into the base, which makes for a good nap each time!
You are eating well and still have a voracious appetite, sometimes nursing for a good 40-50 minutes at a time. I think you're going through a growth spurt, too, because you have been completely unsatisfied today and eating more often than your typical 3-4 hour stretches.
You've been sleeping better at night, for which I am very thankful! After many nights rocking in the recliner, you seem to be doing better in your basinet and we've learned that the white noise of your sleep giraffe helps immensely! Your naps during the day haven't been as productive, but I'll take what I can get right now. As far as playtime goes, you're not awake for too long in any stretch to really do much right now but I try to make the most and we've enjoyed your playmat and just talking with each other.
We attempted a one-month photo shoot today but you were not in the most cooperative of moods...(perhaps because of the wardrobe malfunction, exposing your diaper?!)
Poor baby! We'll have to try again tomorrow because we can't commermorate one month with such a sad face!
I love you so much little monkey, and I look forward to soaking up each and every month of milestones with you!
One Month Stats:
Weight - approx. 8 lbs, 9 oz (according to our home scale)
Diapers - newborn, but we're about to graduate to size 1
Clothes - newborn, but we're about to start trying some 0-3 month because you're getting too long for your footie pajamas
Monday, June 6, 2011
I'm also having to seriously pull from the depths of my memory for songs and rhymes to sing to him. We're going to need to invest in some iTunes before too long because he's going to get sick of the same old tunes.
Don't let the scowl fool you - it's not all serious around here!
Our pediatrician said we should start tummy time at one month, so I've tried it a couple times to get a head start. Let's just say it's not the most productive...