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.
Sleeping with Mommy
Sleeping with Daddy
Sleeping with Mommy