Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Month of Micah

Today marks Micah's one month birthday.  I can't believe it's only been a month and yet I can't believe it's already been a month.  Time has flown by.   

I'm a little sad because I can see how he's already changed.  I know it's a good thing and I'm looking forward to him being more responsive but I just love how 'newborn' he is.  He's just the cutest, sweetest thing ever.  :)

When we went to the Dr. at 2 weeks he weighed 8lbs already.  

One Month Old Today

Micah loves to sleep of course. . . he is a newborn after all.  It is kinda nice to have him sleep so much so I can get things done or run an quick errand with him and he just sleeps right through it.  He gives all sorts of facial expressions while he sleeps and I LOVE watching him wake up.  He stretches and grunts and is just so out of it.  He's hard to wake up - just like his momma.

 Sleeping Peacefully

He eats like a champ.  I'm so glad that feeding is going well.  I know it can be a challenge at first.  I've been waking him up every 3 hours during the day to eat and letting him go as long as he wants at night.  The longest he's gone is 4.5 - 5 hours.  That only happened a few times though. I'd love for that to be a regular occurrence soon though.  Waking up at 2am and 5am is not a ton of fun but at least I get to be with Micah if I'm going to be up at those hours.

That said - tonight we tried to give him a bottle.  It didn't go so well.  We'll try again tomorrow!

 Sleeping on Dad in My Oversized PJ's

I'm not yet familiar with what milestones need to be met when, but he's starting to work on holding his head up.  He does pretty good when you hold him upright or when you hold him over your shoulder.  I'd like to get a video of this but it's hard to do when I'm holding him and burping him at the same time.  We'll have to try to capture that when his daddy is home.

 Look Ma - My eyes are open!

I love how he has the little baby squeaks when he's waking up or sometimes even when he's sleeping.

When I'm feeding him, he always bends his bottom leg and props his top leg up on top of the bottom one - like he's lounging.  

This kid will not burp after eating.  I think he's getting used to falling asleep with someone patting his back because I'm always trying to burp him - not put him to sleep.

Sometimes when I'm feeding him, he holds his little hands together and will even put his index fingers to a point.  It's adorable.

 He loves sleeping on his tummy

We've had a great first month and praying things continue to go well.  He's just so wonderful!  I can't get over this little guy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two Weeks Old

Well. . . here I am, two weeks into motherhood.  I must say that it's been great.  I'm pretty tired but my perfect little boy makes it all worth it.  Here are a few updates.
  • Micah went to the Dr. last week and has gained 4 oz. since birth and is doing great!  We go back to the Dr. this Friday for another check up.
  • Micah sleeps like his daddy. . . like a rock and with his arms above his head.  It's adorable.  You can do anything to Micah when he's sleeping and he won't even notice.  I hope it stays that way.

  • Micah has his daddy's toes.

  • Micah has my nose.

  • My wrists are hurting - I think it's called New Mom Syndrome or something.

  • Micah will not burb after I feed him.  We pat, we rub, we change his position and nothing.  Course he'll spit up on you an hour later, but ya know, it's all good.

  • Everyday we send Daddy a picture of Micah - 99% of them are of Micah sleeping. . . it's adorable.
 Here are some cute pics of our baby boy!

He's new here and he has a cool hat

 He likes to sleep with his arms up

Sweet Baby Toes!

1 week old sporting his Elvis lip

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beautiful Bride

This post is long overdue.  Back in February my younger sister got married!  It was such a great day and she was the most beautiful bride.  We had such a great time visiting with friends and family.  I was in town to visit/help with the wedding from Wednesday - Sunday, which was tiring but really fun.  I'm so glad I was only half way through my pregnancy or it would have been much harder for me to participate.

I recently sat down to finally look through her pictures and there are so many great memories. 

The beautiful bride and my handsome dad!

The kiss - She's much shorter than he is, so she moved him over to the step so she could reach him. 
It was a great moment in the ceremony.  

The bridal party

Lanes sister lives in Paris, so they skyped the wedding ceremony so they could be see it.  This was such a sweet thing and the picture is awesome.  I love how the family is posing
on the computer screen.  :)

Love, love love this picture of their first dance! 

Love this pic of my dad and sister.  I have a similar pic with dad
at my wedding and it's one of my favorites!

I had to sneak in one of my and my handsome hubby!

Love this pic.  This is my mom and dad dancing as well as my great uncle and aunt.  Uncle Will is such a ham.  They were dancing the couple dance and Uncle Will and Aunt Edna Mae ended up being the couple there who had been married the longest - So sweet!

Off to Grand Caymen.  They had opted for biodegradable snow
and it was a lot of fun!  Makes for a cool pic too!

Congrats to Sarah and Lane!  We wish you the very best! 
Now bring on the babies!

Monday, July 4, 2011

He's Finally Here!

Micah Curtis was born on June 29th at 10:21pm. 
He weighed 7lbs. 4oz. 

He's absolutely perfect and we are so in love!

I can't stop staring at him!  We will post more pictures soon!