Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy [insert # here] Birthday Baby!

I love that we count a newborn's age by week, generally up to 12 weeks or about 3 months. And if you count months one, two and three, which mothers do, of course, that means 15 birthdays in just three months. What a deal!

But, you know, baby gets yummy sweet milk any time he wants, so he doesn't really need cake or gifts. And, really, after those 41 weeks of cooking this cute kid and hours of intense, painful labor to get him out of the oven and every waking and sleeping hour spent feeding, burping, changing, bouncing, soothing him - these 15 birthdays really should be special days of honoring MOM with cake and gifts. Oh, and ice cream, too. Can't forget the ice cream.

What do you think? Anyone agree with me?

Now, it's just a matter of getting baby - and daddy - to cooperate.

Monday, September 21, 2009

first visits of the Pedrito Fan Club

Our Happy Family
Future fishing buddies Grandma cried more than Pedrito that day

playing with Auntie Kelsey
Chatting with Auntie Brette
Planning with Uncle Dev for the next 2-on-2 basketball tourney

a special moment with Nana Miles Hugging Grandpa Miles

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to our one-month-old boy

Has it really been a month? Wow!

We are so grateful for this little chunk.

Pictures are coming as soon as he sleeps long enough in his swing to allow me time to download and post them.

Thank you to all of our family and friends for your support in this very special somewhat chaotic month.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Glorious night of peace and rest

two wonderful things happened last night.
1. Pedrito slept in his swing for a record hour and a half. He usually only sleeps outside of our arms for 10 - 20 minutes.
2. Pedro took the 1 a.m. shift then gave our little boy a bottle for the first part of my shift, then he stayed asleep until 6. So, for the first time since his birth, I got five hours of sleep. Thank you my love!