Sunday, September 6, 2009

i stink at titles. i shouldn't even try.

Christopher and Mommy's first day home alone went really well! I had hoped to go to church this morning - I even dressed had Christopher ready, but I didn't have enough time to get myself ready. Maybe next week!
We didn't really do much -- slept til 9:45 (this is something I am SO grateful for - Christopher took after his Daddy and likes to sleep and sleep in. He sleeps so well for a newborn!) nursed, watched TV, pooped! I think I changed FOUR poopy diapers in the first hour and a half that he was awake! He didn't sleep much today, so we pretty much just hung out in front of the tube all day! It's wonderful. =) Actually, it would have been nice if he'd taken a nap while Stephen was at work so that I could do some housework -- but he sleeps so well at night, I wouldn't trade it for anything! The thing is, he has been sleeping 6 to 8 hours straight at night, without eating... so when he's awake during the day, he nurses about every hour or hour and a half. It makes it hard to get anything else done, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Wanna know a little Christopher trivia???
**When he was born, he weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. At his two week appointment last Wednesday, he weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 22 inches long. This was great because he lost alot of weight his first week outta the womb. I think he lost so much because of my high blood pressure, C-section, multiple medications, etc, and it took awhile for us to both get over the trauma.

**Like I mentioned earlier, he's a sleeper. The first night home was the worst and hardest, (after being up pretty much all night, I called my mom at 8am to come over and relieve Stephen and me so that we could get a few hours sleep - long story, but I'll tell it eventually) then the next few nights he got up about every 3 hours, then about a week ago he started sleeping anywhere between 6 and 8 hours at a time! Some nights he might wake up fussy needing a diaper change or wanting a paci, but he falls right back asleep. We LOVE this about him and hope it is a constant thing, especially after I go back to work.

**He can't stand to be dirty! He gets super fussy if he has a dirty diaper and will cry and scream while you're changing him, but as soon as he has a clean diaper he's happy as a lark!
**He has a wonderful sense of timing when it comes to Daddy changing his diaper! He's peed and pooped on all of us - Stephen, me, and my mom - but Stephen holds the record... It seems like every single time Stephen changes Christopher's diaper, he ends up going through 2 or 3 diapers and at least 1 change of clothes. Take today for example - Mommy managed to change his diapers without changing him out of his cute Calvin Klein onesie... but the SECOND diaper Daddy went to change, and I hear, "...Guess who just peed on himself!?!?"

**He's spoiled rotten and loves to be held. I blame Aunt B and Granny!

**He hates baths in his baby bathtub, but LOVES showers with me. He practically falls asleep in my arms. We started this whole "showering with Mommy" business because he had a leaky diaper one time when I was nursing him and I just decided it would be easiest if we took a shower at the same time. He loved it and didn't cry and scream, so it's become a normal routine. And yes, I am EXTREMELY CAREFUL with him.
I love this little onesie, and it's a newborn so it won't last much longer. It says "I still live with my parents" and I bought it last year before I was ever pregnant with him. It was at Walmart and I thought it was adorable!

This is his CK onesie that he was going to wear to church today!
And here is a picture of Christopher and Daddy... it's hard to tell, but can you see how he has his legs pulled up under his tummy? He loves tummy time and he always hikes his legs up like this -- I'm convinced it's because he was all folded up like this when I was pregnant with him!

Okay... I look ROUGH in this next picture, but it's me and my boys and THEY look cute and that's all that really matters. I'm supposed to be taking it easy still! Oh, and please ignore the laundry on the back of my couch, I forgot to photoshop it out. Thankyouverymuch.

Baxter is still not really sure what to think of Christopher, but at least he has gotten over his initial FEAR of him. He's pretty much just super jealous all of the time. We're working on it. Isn't he cute in this next picture?


  1. Ahhh pictures. That's what we have been waiting for. I do love his "I still live with my parents" onesie.

    Looks like Stephen is smiling because Christopher isn't pooping. :)


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