Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Welcome to our new Niece/Cousin:

Here is the boy in his "green" outfit for today....thanks to Manda and her WONDERFUL knitting skills....of course it was 80 in Dallas so he wore it for the photo and then we had to strip him down to cool him off....  :-)

Approx. 105 days and 7 hours after our birth at the local birth center, my niece was born in the very same room.  She had a water birth, and her big sister cut the cord....it was WONDERFUL and very exciting!  Here we are welcoming her:

Here is my BIG boy!  He is getting HUGE!  We know he is over 14 pounds but have yet to get an "official" weight check at the doctor.  

I am doing so much better this week, now I know why folks say just wait until 3 months....all things really do change.  We are FINALLY settling into a sleep pattern that is "predictable" (all new parents know how loosely I use this term), he is eating better (imagine that), smiling, laughing and just all around a lot  more fun.  It's not that life with baby is "easy" by any stretch of the imagination but at this point it feels more "survivable" and there are moments that it is truly FUN!  

Hubby has this week and next week off from work (it's a cost savings shut down at work) so we get to be a little family EVERY SINGLE DAY!  It's so much fun!  We have projects to work on and both the boys have come to work with me a couple of times....I LOVE IT!  Tomorrow hubby is going to paint the family room (it has been in various stages of "started" since before thanksgiving) while baby and I are out with friends.  Then this weekend we are going CAMPING

It will be our first camping trip since Thanksgiving and our first trip with the baby!  

more photos to come.....


Manda said...

Okay, when I looked at the pictures, I noticed the handsome little boy and the really great sweater, but I totally forgot it was one I knit until I read the post. LMAO. Yeah, it's been a long day. (You are welcome, btw! I was so happy to do it. :D) Congrats to your sister, too, for her new bundle of joy!! :)

Tasha said...

That is too adorable! Welcome ellie

Merry Karma said...

What a great sweater, and even cuter little boy wearing it!!!

Elisha said...

He looks adorable in his green! And that is such a very special room. : ) Congrats on your beautiful niece.

StudioAmelia said...

oh i love that pic of you kissing him!!!! my little dude!!!!! he looks so much like you.