Sunday, May 20, 2012

1 "MonthDay"

Dear Hunter,
You are here, you are one month old, and you are my baby boy! I cannot even believe that one month has already gone by. Time sure does fly once you have children. The weeks seem like days, the months seem like weeks. You are your own little person, wonderful at nursing, not sure if that is because I have done it before or am so focused on enjoying every moment of you being 100% dependant upon me. You take good little naps throughout most of the day and we now have you sleeping 
2 1/2 to 3 hours a night. You can burp like nobody's business and when you do your business you can hear in another room. Being swaddled is your ut-most favorite, after you nurse and get a diaper change you want to burp and cuddle and then it is off to sweet slumber time for you. The swing is your favorite place to be in the late morning early afternoon, this week anyway, and everytime you hear your brothers voice you settle right down.

I am trying to manage having two little boys, and so far so good. Dinner time, bath and dedtime seems to be the hardest. Not only for me, but for Logan too! He doesn't want to miss a thing and I think he thinks you sleep in our bed. I try to leave you in the bassinet in the morning when I get him up so that he see's that you are only in our room, not our bed. Leftovers, not usually one of mama's favorites, has become a favorite. I think I will be eating lots, and I mean lots of leftovers!! Hopefully in the next month or so we can start to get more sleep at night, I know that daddy would really appreciate it.

Love you to the moon and back!
Hugs & Kisses

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Visitors, Baths, Cousins, and 1st trip out!

Our first 3 weeks have been a whirlwind! It just doesn't seem possible to have had 3 weeks go by already. We have been so spoiled with all the family bringing dinners, lunch or even just coming over to play with Logan so that Mitchell and I could get some laundry done, or just sit and visit with one another. The dinners have been amazing, Nonna's Lasagna, Brandy's special enchiladas, Manya's amazing meatballs and she even made Va's chocolate cream pie for dessert! Nana's fried chicken, Auntie Lisa picked up Lawlers, one of mama's favorites, and we can't leave out Pa's specialty, steaks on the BBQ. My freezer is stocked with dinners to throw in the oven too! (thank you Tante Lauren for making grandma's special enchiladas, can't wait to bake those).

Hunter is a wonderful Nurser and sleeper, however we are still trying to figure out the nights. He is a little bit of a tease when it comes to sleeping through the night. He will wake up every 2.5 hours for a few nights and then surprise us with a couple 4.5 hours of sleep for a couple nights. Not sure what we are doing different on those days, but I know it will get figured out soon enough. Logan is SO in love with him, he always wants to know where Hunta is, and if he can kiss his head, and of course he has to tickle his feet anytime he gets the chance. Whenever he kisses or hugs him he is always sure to tell him "I love you sow mooch." It just melts my heart.

Hunter's first bath was just as exciting as when we gave Logan his, except this time Logan was the helper! He liked getting Hunter wet and splashing the water in Hunter's bath instead of in his own. He pointed out that Hunter has a pee pee and is in the pee pee club with Logan and Daddy. Hunter does not like being taken out of the water, and I am sure that is for a number of reasons. 

Our first outing as a family of 4 was to the Oxbow Farmers market on Monday morning, when Hunter was almost 2 weeks old. I was dying to get out of the house and of course wanted to show off my new baby boy. Even though he slept in the baby carrier I wore the entire time. We met up with Aunt Manya and Uncle Nacho, walked all around looking at the wonderful veggies, no fruit that week, and of course the fresh cut flowers!!!!!

First official picture in his chair!!!
1 Week old!