Saturday, October 27, 2007

Momma's Sweet Little Puppy Dog

I just wanted to share some pictures of Milo in his Halloween costume snice I won't be around my computer next week.

Yes we just laid him down and he did that on his own no posing

Thursday, October 25, 2007

1 Month Old!

It's a definite sign of how my life has changed that I meant to get this post up yesterday on Milo's actual 1 month birthday but all I actually got typed was the title and then I had to go and tend to a crying baby and never got back.

Milo is doing so well and is hitting all of his mile stones! He is beginning to grab onto things (not purposefully yet but he is definitely figuring out what his hands are for). He's holding up his head really well, tracking objects moving around him, and starting to sleep longer at nigh (Hallelujah!!!).

As for me the more I hold him, change him, nurse him, comforting him and just plain take care of him day in and day out the more I feel like his momma. My love and feeling of connectedness is growing by the day. I guess I always knew that I would love my baby the minute I saw him but it would take time for that intense bond that mother's talk about to develop. I've always been the kind of person who is slow to make close intense bonds but once I do I'm yours for life. It only seems natural to me that it would be this way even with my child, after all I didn't change who I am just because I had a baby.

Monday, October 22, 2007

1st Night Away From Home (Momma Cried)

Milo spent his first night away from us on Saturday and it was so very hard on me. Chris has been studying for a certification test that he is going to take in two weeks and since baby boy has been home we haven’t gotten a lot of sleep, so Chris’ parents said they would take Milo and some frozen milk for the night so we could get a good nights rest. I was doing really well and not at all emotional right up until the moment when I had to hand him over and walk out the door then I just broke down crying saying that I couldn’t leave him. It completely surprised me that it was that hard to leave my son with his grandparents that live like 5 miles down the road. I mean it wasn’t as if we were leaving him with strangers who lived on a different continent. I cried the whole way home and then some after we got there but I did make it and got a good nights rest despite myself. Milo, of course, did great. I was worried about him drinking out of a bottle because he had only done it twice up until that point, but Sheralyn said he did great after she figured out that he stopped drinking after the milk got cool. Apparently he’ll only take it warm.

On another note we are starting to work with him on be able to sooth himself so that we can just lay him down in the bassinet and let him go to sleep with out having to hold him or rock him to sleep. It’s also majorly hard on momma. It breaks my heart to listen to him cry it out, but I know it will be the best thing for both of us in the long run.

On yet another note, I love it when people stop me in the store and tell me what a pretty baby I have! Some people have said they don't think they should call a boy pretty but he is. I certainly don't mind if they call my son pretty. I think he is freaking gorgeous!

Here are a few pics taken the day he rolled over.

Superman! (he’s about to fly away)

“I stick out my tongue at you”

Look at my 3 week olds neck strength

“I’m not listening”

“(Yawn) all this picture taking has gotten a baby worn out”

About to roll over

What a beautiful boy!

Trying to get off the ground

He-man pose

Looking lovingly at mamma

Daddy and Milo

Little grin!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

3 weeks and Major Achievements!

We had a heck of a day today! First around midnight while Chris was changing Milo’s diaper his umbilical stump fell off, so my son now has an official belly button. I am not sure what to do with the stump now. Part of me thinks “that’s gross throw it away” and another part of me is sad that that last remaining link to his time in the uterus is gone. I was so uncomfortable during the last part of my pregnancy that I never thought I would miss it, but now that I am 3 weeks removed from it and the bad parts are distant memories I really miss the big belly at times.

As big as loosing the umbilical stump was though, this afternoon after Chris got home from work we were in the nursery having some “tummy time” on the floor and MILO ROLLED OVER!!! I had just laid him down on his tummy and he pushed himself right back over onto his back! Chris and I were in total shock. The doctor said that he was a strong baby and he can hold his head up pretty well sometimes but, WOW, I think rolling over at 3 weeks is pretty amazing. I was so excited I was shouting and kissing him all over. I have the world’s most amazing baby!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

2 week update

My Gosh, Where to start? It’s been quite a ride these last two weeks! We had a Dr. appointment for Milo on the Monday after we got home on Friday from the hospital just as a check to make sure that everything was still going well and he had gained all of his birth weight back (he had lost almost a pound in the hospital). The Dr. joked that he must be a little over achiever. We went again to the Dr. for his newborn screen at two weeks and he had gained another 6 ounces in just a week. He is in about the 95th percentile for his length and about the 75th percentile for weight The doc says he’s looking like he’ll be a big bruiser boy.

The nights have been rough on Chris and me but I think that’s just because we aren’t used to having to wake up every few hours. Milo has actually been pretty good about sleeping until him feedings. There have been a few nights when he wanted to talk after he got done but all in all it hasn’t been too bad. He’s still getting the hang of sleeping in his bassinet rather than having to be cuddled up against mom and dad to go to sleep.

When I was 8 months pregnant I was chosen to be a maternity model for a local photographer and Milo was going to be one of her newborn models, so when he was 9 days old we went to have his session done and we just got to see the pics from both sessions today. I think that they turned out really well. I, of course, really love the ones of Milo. I mean after all he is the cutest baby ever!

Here are a few proofs from those sessions.