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!

8 comments:

Tara said...

LOVE all the pictures! He is so adorable and cute! I am so happy for you. I agree - being a mommy is the best thing in the world! As for the clothes - Marleigh is 6 months and about ready to go into 12 months clothes...just plan on changing the wardrobe every 6-9 weeks! P.S. Don't you sometimes wish it were as easy to change your own wardrobe that often:)

Lisa said...

He is SOOO cute!!! As for jammies - I have an idea for you. My favorite jammies ever you can buy at Shopko and KMart. They are called "Snugabye". They have feet that can fold around babies foot but then can also be unfolded and used without feet. A little pricier, but you can usually find them on decent sale. And they sell them EXTRA long so you could probably buy him 6 month ones and they will last for a while. :) Definitely makes it easier with the option to use the footies or not!

Savannah said...

Oh my, he is getting so big! What a cutie he is.

Carrie said...

You've captures some wonderful moments of your wonderful boy! He already has a big boy look about him in his expressions. Getting bigger and bigger everyday! I'm so glad you are enjoying everything! I hope things work out the way you want with work and family. *hug*

Adam and Kym said...

What a cutie! I hope that you can get things worked out to be able to stay home - that would be wonderful for you!

Adam and Kym said...

What a cutie! I hope that you can get things worked out to be able to stay home - that would be wonderful for you!

Lind Family said...

Oh my goodness! So precious! :-) My boys were always too long for their footy jammies too.

Get Bent said...

Too cute Brandy!