Friday, February 14, 2014

Will at one month

At his two week check up, Will weighed 8-11, up two ounces from his birth weight.  He quickly outgrew his newborn size clothes in length; he seems so long to me.

He is a good baby.  Thank goodness.  He rarely cries--usually just when he is hungry, but if he is crying when it's not time to eat, you just have to pick him up.  He loves snuggling.  The best thing is that he sleeps at night.  He wakes up to eat and goes right back to sleep.

I am grateful for those moments to stop and feed him--it's nice to force yourself to sit down.  I love those quiet moments with him.

Overall, I am trying to soak up this time.  The newborn stage is over so quickly, and I'm trying hard to enjoy it while it lasts.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Will's newborn photos

Other than the doctor's office, the only public place Will went for the first month was to get pictures taken.  You can see where my priorities are.  But you only get one chance to take newborn photos.  Here are a few of my favorites from our photo shoot at Camera Shy.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January = Baby loving

Where has the last month gone?  Will is one month old today, and while I did take pictures, I haven't uploaded them yet.  I will get those up soon.

We haven't done much, which is what should happen the first month with a baby.  I have liked having this quiet time at home.  Okay, that's laughable, there is nothing quiet about our house.  But it has been nice to be at home.  Will has ventured out to the doctor's office twice, to get pictures, to my parent's house, and once to church.  But the rest of our time has been spent loving this baby.

I have to do a shout out to how much help I've had.  People from church have brought dinners and treats and watched the bigger boys.  My sisters have helped.  But the award for most amazing parents is going to my mom and dad.  Dan went back to Houston January 10.  He was only able to stay for one week, and now we are in the middle of a 5 week stretch without him.  There is no way I could function without my parents.  Tonight is the first night I am actually cooking dinner, my parents have fed us that often.  They have taken turns coming to my house in the morning to make sure the kids get off to school, and are here most evenings to help with bedtime.  My dad has even been the one to take the twins to speech for the last three weeks!  I just couldn't have done this without their help.

Here are a few pictures from this last month.