Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One HaPPy liTtLe FaMILy

This post is dedicated to pictures. I have unloaded and unloaded my memory card on my camera countless times. I LOVE being a mom and don't want a single moment to go by with out a memory! I enjoy every day with Steele and don't want this time to go by too quickly but it already is. It is the most fulfilling time of my entire life. I have so much love for my little boy and never knew how close it would bring Brett and I. We are one HAPPY little family!
This was the first night home. Wide eyed boy...well he is trying to keep his eyes open. Isn't he tan?! (and no it's not from the billy bed). Man he makes Brett and I look like we haven't seen the sun in months...oh wait, we haven't!

Our first night home was supposed to be a memorable first night but instead he had to be in this stupid billy bed for his jaundice! We tried to make his bed as comfortable as possible. This was by far the hardest part of everything I had to go through, harder than labor! Seeing him in this little "tanning bed" with his goggles on brought both Brett and I to tears several times. He couldn't be swaddled and he hated the goggles. He was such a good boy and only squirmed when he was in it. He couldn't sleep and neither could we. It's a GOOD thing he is all done with the dang bed! His levels have gone way down so NO more billy bed!

Steele is now 2 1/2 weeks! He is such a dream baby and a great eater. At his 2 week appointment on Monday he weighed a whopping 9lb8oz (was 8lb5oz when he was born). He never lost any weight at his 1 week visit which the Dr was very excited about. Most babies loose 10% of their birth-weight but not this guy. He is a BIG boy! He is so much more alert now. He has a super strong neck and does very well with tummy time.

Steele's Room (Sorry for the delay. It's been done for quite some time)

This is Tea meeting her little brother for the first time. She stayed at my parents while we were in the hospital. The last time she saw me I was in a lot of pain (in labor) so she was very anxious the entire time we were gone. She knew something was wrong and couldn't sleep. What a great little dog she is. She loves Steele and loves to snuggle with him.

Thank you for all the flowers (Bill & Lynn, Brittany and Shelf Reliance)! They brought such life into our little condo. Beautiful!

Steele's first bath at home went very well. He didn't love the water at first but was a good sport.


First time Grandpa turned 50 just days after Steele was born. Steele took on my Dad's name James as his middle name.Happy Birthday pops!

Mommy and Steele's first time out was for Grandpa's b-day bash.

Proud new cousins! They are so good with him.

Good sleeper!

Proud new Aunts (Jennifer and Heidi).
Uncle Teddy
Sleeping with Daddy

Sleeping with Mommy

Rough night for Tea:)

Rough first night for Dad too:( He just wanted to get him out of his billy bed and hold him every time he started squirming.

Just days old


The Howards said...

hes adorable. So fun. Is he still in the jaundice bed? He looks like he is the best baby.

Brooklyn, Matt and Cai said...

I love the pictures. Congratulations on your beautiful boy. This has been a long time coming!

McGiven Family.... said...

Em he is adorable! I am still in shock at what a good baby he is! After you left the other night Ryan and I both commented on what good parents you guys are. Keep up the good work...being a mom is the best! We love you!

P.S. No pressure but if you do want my mom to take pictures let me know. She is more than happy to!

Colby and Hilary said...

he is so cute. We had to do the lights too. We were both the same way, it was aweful. Congrats on becoming a mom, its the best thing ever!

Preston & Shawnee said...

SO CUTE :) I'm so happy for you Emily, it seems that you love him more than anything in the world. Glad to hear that everything is going well, and that he's done with the billy bed!

Rachel Leigh said...

I don't know if you remember me, but I just found your blog and your baby is gorgeous. He is a doll! I love the nursery too! I have a little weiner dog too, her name is Maddie. I am glad to know that your dog is good with your new baby because I was kind of worried about that when we have kids. Anyway, it was good to see that you are doing so well!

Brittany said...

Love the cute pics. He is such an adorable little guy. We love having him around and the girls love it everytime they get to see him.

Lindsay said...

i have been waiting for more pictures!!!! It does go by fast, but gets better day after day! He is TOO CUTE! Glad you are adjusting well. cute fam

Alex said...

He is so adorable. You haven't already had his baby blessing have you? I need to come for that. I have 1 more week of school and then I get summer off so I need to come see Steele! I love his cute little tan. He's more tan than I have ever been!

Karly said...

I showed Ted that picture of him with Steele on his chest titled "uncle Teddy", he got a big smile on his face, you guys are such good friends to us :) oh and how did that chicken turn out?

Carrie said...

cute cute pics. He is such a good baby!

bishopfamily said...

He is adorable! Congratulations! I am glad everything went well for you and that your little guy arrived safely!!

MVP Family said...

He is so handsome and I am so happy for you. I love seeing you come out to visit on the playground. I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of you when it warms up :)

jenna said...

hey! it's so funny. quinn will NOT take anything but the soothie. and yes its the real thing. i found mine at babies r us. i had to get that ugly turquoise thing out of his mouth! post more pics! how are you feeling?!

Grant + Brittany said...

oh he is just to die for.

The Moons said...

hey there!! It was so fun to see you and finally meet the little guy the other night! he really is darling! I was telling Jake after we left that its so fun to see someone who LOVES being a mommy as much as you do!!! We will have to hang out again soon!