Monday, April 13, 2009

Almost a month...

4 weeks ago today I was walking on the beach with my mom and Danielle and the dogs, hoping August would make his arrival sometime soon.

In 2 days, August will be a month old! I can't believe it. I can't really say he's grown too much, since he still isn't at his birth weight, but he does look different and has gotten an inch taller!

I love this little guy more than anything. He makes me laugh..and cry...he makes funny noises and funny faces. I love to just stare at him.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

He's 2 weeks old!

So my baby boy is 2 weeks old already. He has already grown so much from the first time I saw him. Today is our first day ALONE. Matt went back to work today, and there's no grandparents here. So far has been fine, I got some breakfast, changed him out of his pj's and now he's sleeping!
Gibby has been pretty good so far. She sometimes gets alittle wild when on bed and tries laying pretty much on him, but she obeys us when we tell her to move and stop. She's really funny though, when he farts or makes a funny noise she freaks out!
So my life has been flipped upside down the last two weeks. I am a mother! We are parents. Our parents are grandparents!

The first few nights at home were alittle hard. He was waking up every 1-2 hours and it was really hard for me. I cried the first few nights, just because I felt like crying. I wasn't upset or stressed or depressed, I just wanted to cry!
After the 3rd night, things started getting better. He had a better eating schedule and I was able to sleep 3 1/2-4 hours until he would wake up. I try and feed him between 11 and 12 at night, so then he doesn't wake up until around 4. I would rather wake up at 4 or 5, than 1 or 2! And then again at 4 or 5!
So he sleeps...what I say..pretty well! I thought I would be waking up and not getting any sleep what so ever, but I have actually been getting good sleep! Yes I am tired when I have to get up and feed/change him, but I am able to go right back to sleep!
He has been sleeping in his pack n play bassinet, he has only slept in our bed once the other morning, and the first two nights on Matt's chest and mine. I hope it stays that way, of him sleeping in his crib!

Breastfeeding.....oh wow. So I always HATED it! I just really thought it was weird, but I don't have anything against people that do. Well after having him, it just came natural I guess? The first few days were really hard, but it is getting better day by day. Nursing in public is still alittle hard for me. Sometimes he does really good, and sometimes he is really fussy and doesn't latch on, and that's what makes it really hard for me. I have fed him in the KMart parking lot and the Verizon parking lot already haha.

I feel like my life has just changed so much and so much for the better! I love Matthew more than ever. Going through pregnancy and labor with him has shown me so much. He was amazing during labor with me. I just kept thinking about how much I love him and how wonderful he is. He is amazing with August. I couldn't ask for a better husband or father to August. He is just amazing.

That's about it. If anyone ever wants to hang out, let me know! I am ready for August to see the world, starting early! We have already been out a bunch, and I am excited about it! We have gone to Target, Babies R Us, the McDonald's, the Voegele's, the Biermann's, the Ralph's... and the doctor's!
Well mommy duty calls.
Love me.