Friday, April 29, 2011

Best Wishes

Hampton and I have spent the morning watching The Royal Wedding.  Hampton wore his blue, car tuxedo and I sported elegant, red sweatpants for the event (and unfortunately my maid forgot to show up this morning, ha)!  As you can tell, Hampton wasn't very interested but I assured him he was watching history in the making and quite a wonderful love story.  I also had to tell him to quit crying once because the Queen was arriving and I couldn't go get his paci right then.




Best Wishes to Prince William and Kate.  I mean, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (I think that's right)!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter 2011

Started off with a neighborhood Easter egg hunt


Then Hampton's very first trip to the Delta...
where he got lots of loving from the family.

But first we stopped in Starkville to see the Koskos and get some loving!!



















Had to make one final stop in Starkville on the way home to meet Aunt Jill

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I've caught several people rubbernecking


Rubbernecking describes the act of gawking at something of interest. It is often used to refer to drivers trying to view the carnage resulting from a traffic accident. The term refers to the craning of a person's neck in order to get a better view.[1] (Wikapedia)

Check out our flowerbed.  Brent's mom and I planted this back in October and it has been 
thriving ever since.  I have to give all the credit to Brent's mom because everyone knows I do 
not have a green thumb.  Besides watering it for the first two weeks after we she planted it, I
have not touched it!

Thanks Phyll!


Yea for Spring!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

3 week

Yea, we got a clean bill of health from the pediatrician this afternoon and the best news of all... he said I no longer have to wake him up during the night to feed him!!  Wahoo.  We had been told to feed him every 3-4 hours even at night.

Stats (4/14/11):
weight:  8lbs 13oz (60th percentile)
length:  20.5in (50th percentile)
head circumference:  14.8in (50th percentile)

Stats from 3/25/11:
weight:  7lbs 2oz
length:  19in (they measure differently than the hospital)
head circumference:  13.8in

**you sleep in the pack n' play beside our bed
**from the very first day you have been a Daddy's boy (I think you like his deep voice)
**you eat 4oz (pumped breast milk from a bottle) every 3-4 hours
**Newborn clothes are getting a little tight and 0-3 month clothes are a little loose.
**I usually end up changing your diaper 3 times for every 1 time because you like to pee when your naked :-)  I get peed on at least once a day.  We just moved you up to a size 1 diaper and they are huge on you, but have yet to leak....so that's a done deal.
**Quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen is when you grunt and poop (more like an explosion) in your diaper and then lay back all relaxed. It's cute!
**You've probably only spit up 5 times since you've been born.
**When you are awake you are so alert and mostly content just looking around.  At first, it was almost freaky and I felt like I should be teaching you math or something because you look so smart.  You love to lay in your crib and watch the fishes in the toy aquarium and lay on your Baby Einstein play mat.  You are not the biggest fan of tummy time.
**The older you get the more fussy awake you are becoming but are usually easily consolable.

Hampton, 
You are such a good baby and your Dad and I love you more than you will ever know.  It was an instantaneous kind of love bigger than I could have ever imagined.  For the first two weeks I would just cry (hormones :-) because you were/are so perfect.  All I want to do is protect you and keep you safe and healthy and I will do my best. You are the best thing that has ever happened to us and we can't wait to watch you grow and your personality develop.
xoxo,
Mom

Mom randomness
** It's hard to "entertain" a newborn and try to keep them awake.  I've given up.
** I feel like I'm living life in three hour intervals (eat, diaper change, play, sleep... repeat)
** 2 out of 3 mornings I have some sort of accident with the coffee grounds.
**Driving makes me nervous now (more so than before).


These are some pictures from our photo shoot for the birth announcement




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

super baby

No joke, Hampton rolled over....at 2 weeks and 5 days.

This video was the THIRD time he did it.  The first two times I was in shock....babies don't normally roll over till 3-4 months.  I'm telling you, we have a super baby on our hands ( I think he might be athletic)!!

video

I still can't believe he really rolled over....I even thought it might have been three flukes in a row....but yesterday I put him flat on his stomach, hands out to the side and he rolled over again.  I have it on video too and I would post it, but it's taking forever for the videos to upload.  This time it took a little longer and there was a lot more screaming involved but he rolled over!  The secret is all in the legs...his little legs are so strong and he will get them underneath him and then basically kick over.

Hampton's three week appointment is on Thursday so I will be sure to update again after that...




Friday, April 8, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pictures will have to do

Words are coming soon (everytime I sit down to write, I just end up staring at the screen...there is so much to tell, but my brain feels like mush when it comes to writing it all down!)

Anyways, we are doing great....just adjusting to our new normal!!















 
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