Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It has been absolutely blissful being a mommy! I have learned to appreciate every poopy diaper, every crying fit....every coo, every hug, everything! I wouldn't take any of my waiting back for anything because I have truly learned so much from my journey. So, enough of me...I know the grandparents just want pictures and Steven Updates!

Steven and I go to a breastfeeding clinic every week. They weigh him, I feed him and then they weigh him again to see how much he is getting. Despite his heroic weight gains, I still worry that he isn't getting enough. Last week at the clinic, he would have been six weeks and one day old, he weighed 12 pounds 11 ounces. It was a gain of 13 ounces in one week!! Seriously dude...I am wondering if he sneaks cookies at night while we are all sleeping. :)
He is starting to smile more and more. However, every time we get out the camera, he becomes camera shy and won't re-create it. We have even kept the camera right in his room so it is readily available and still, we haven't been too successful. We were at Nana's house and he was giving some pretty good smiles to Nana and Grandpa.

He is growing like a weed! I had to get out his 6 MONTH JAMMIES because he is so long. He isn't a chunky baby in the least, but he is SOOOO long! We don't have any jammies after six months, so when we go to purchase the next stage I think we will buy them without feet.

I love my little boy to bits and pieces! I can't imagine going back to work! We are trying to find a way for me to stay at home, but it looks like I will have to go back for at least one semester. We will see what happens. In the mean time, here are some more cute pictures of the boy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

My sweet boy

I absolutely LOVE being a mommy! I remember at one time thinking that being an aunt was the best thing in the entire world and I had reached my pinnacle as a woman. I didn't really believe people when they told me I just needed to wait until I became a mother because it would be the most amazing thing ever. And then it happened. I became pregnant after five years of trying and I gave birth to this perfect little being and I knew...I knew that my heart had reached it pinnacle of love. I tear up daily just looking for him. I haven't been able to get through a single prayer since he was born without crying. My heart is so full. I thank our Heavenly Father everyday for this little spirit in our lives. He is amazing and I am so blessed to be his mommy. Steven really is a quiet, even tempered little boy, unless you don't give him his milk RIGHT NOW, and then he lets ya know. I just say, well, he is an Anderson! We are working very hard on getting his days and nights turned around. One of my favorite things about him is that he will occasionally, all of a sudden, start laughing in his sleep. My thought is that the veil is very thin and he is remembering someone or having a silent conversation with someone on the other side. I love holding him and rocking him and I will do it until the day he tells me he is to big to be rocked. And then I will wait until he is asleep, scoop him up, and rock him anyway.

One of my favorite faces that he makes! He does this all of the time.

He is always so wide eyed and alert! I love this boy!

I LOVE little baby hands!

Daddy and his boy! There isn't anything that brings me more joy than seeing my kind, sweet husband interacting with his son. It makes me tear up. This big, strong man is so gentle and kind, so sweet and loving with his son.

I was looking through pictures on the camera and came across this one. It totally cracked me up, even if it is a little blurry!

Steven with his Great Grandma and Grandpa on my side-They came from Idaho to visit him.

Steven's grandma (my mom) and grandpa from Idaho.

4 Generations-Steven, Me, My Mom, and Grandma