Saturday, June 23, 2012

Corbin's Newborns

We took pictures of Corbin when he was 6 days old. He didn't really care to have his pictures taken and therefore didn't cooperate so took us quite a while but at least we did manage to get a few cute ones of him. Thankfully my sister had the patience to take them...she did mention he was one of the hardest babies to photograph because he is so wiggly and wouldn't stay still very long and did not want to sleep! I am still hoping to take a few that he is almost a month old-but it has been a busy last month. But I am happy with how these ones turned out!
I love my little handsome boy so much!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nightly Feedings

 I must say any feedings before about 12:30am or after 5amish are not as bad but for those few hours in between they sure are tough for me to do. (ok so basically for most the night) I am so tired, its hard to stay awake to keep him awake to eat. There have been plenty of times now that we both are just completely out and I wake up with a kinked neck or back and cant really tell you how long I was sitting (sleeping) there...But I have learned if he doesn't stay awake long enough to get all that he needs and I put him back down then he is crying again within about an hour for more. not so much fun. I found the only way I am able to stay awake is to just browse the internet-and it sure got a lot better now that we have the internet at our new place. but I can admit sometimes I get distracted reading something and notice he is sound asleep. looks a bit similar to this maybe?...
 It does take a little longer for me to fall back asleep once I crawl into bed since I wake myself up instead of feeding him half awake. So sometimes I don't know if keeping myself or him awake while trying to feed him is more of a challenge. He usually needs a diaper change so that does the trick for waking him least for a while. But the diaper change itself is quite the is a miracle if he does not spit up all over, pee all over, or pooh all over, or all three while changing him! He has peed on his own face multiple times and even had a straight shot all over mine now! A single diaper change can take up to 3 diapers before he is changed. He can be quite the messy boy! So each time I get up to feed him its about a 45 minute process..and sometimes he spits up just about everything he ate so I have to basically start the whole process over again and change his clothes. He is going about every 2 hours now instead of ever 1.5 hours and he has even gone a 3 hour stretch maybe a couple times (how nice that is). After he eats sometimes he gives me these huge cute smiles and that makes it all worth it right there!
Everyone says sleep when your baby does but I am not a good napper. But I do sleep when he will let me in the mornings. So you can't expect much out of us before about 11-12ish. We are probably snuggling in bed! Which I told myself I didn't want my babies sleeping in bed with me, but in those morning hours when I am desperate for sleep he spends a little time with me. We have tried just about everything to figure out what is best for him to sleep in. A bassinet, a co-sleeper, his car seat, and a swing. And I think the swing is the winner...for now at least. He can't sleep in our room because he is a grunter. So good thing the other room is so close that we can still hear him just not loud enough that we can't sleep. So glad we do have the swing right now...and he sure does look cute in it sleeping or awake..

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Life with a newborn

Wow..well where to start?

Jesse had his last day of school EVER! :) He graduated with his Masters in Business Administration. Couldn't be more proud of him, such a smart man I married! He worked so hard those last nine months with school AND dealing with his pregnant wife the whole time..and living basically off our savings. They had the whole graduation ceremony thing the beginning of May but still had school till June 1st. Jesse decided he didn’t really care to go since his family was out of town and I went to his bachelors graduation so there was no need-and I don’t think we missed out on much..

So on Friday June 1st we packed all morning and moved out and said goodbye to Logan. I really do love Logan it’s such a pretty place and I wouldn’t mind living there but it’s just hard with family living in Kaysville. As you know we drove down I think at least once a week. We slept at Jesse’s parent’s house then unpacked everything on Saturday. And slowly have been getting everything organized.

Jesse started work on Monday June 4th at his new job working at Camping World in Draper as a Sales Manger. Yes, I said Draper. Jesse wanted to still live in Kaysville so we could be close to family for me and the babe. Selfless man he is. It is quite the change for us for him to be gone such long hours of the day. Leaving about 8 am and getting home between 6-8pm. But he is enjoying the new job so far and it will be good for our little family!

Now on to Corbin...he is just learning how to live life here! It's been kind of a rough start. We have our good days and bad days...or I should say there are the days where no sleep catches up real quick-so exhaustion mixed with hormones makes you feel a bit overwhelmed. But then once I sneak a nap in or get more than 2 hours of sleep at night I don't think it’s all that bad. He likes to eat about every 1.5 hours and I am lucky to have him go 2. He has been taking about 45 minutes to feed and then by the time I change him and get settled I feel like it is just about time to get up and do it all over again. But that’s just how some newborns are right? He is also one that spits up quite frequently which just makes me worried that there is that much less in his belly. But I just learned that maybe he is not getting a full belly because he gets too tired before he is done eating and that could be the reason why he wants to eat so frequently…so I am beginning to try new things out to see if something helps. He is only a little over 2 weeks old so we have to give us both time to figure each other out.

I can honestly say I don't feel overwhelmed for the most part because I knew this is what it could/would be like…and I have good family support to help me out! And I hope it doesn’t come off as complaining because he really is a good baby and I am enjoying it! But of course being a parent is hard work. But also being a mother to my sweet little boy is one of the greatest things! We sure do love him and feel blessed to be his parents! One of the hardest things for Jesse and I have been when you have that helpless feeling of not knowing what they want or if something is wrong or if they are in pain-but that just comes with being a parent...

And here are some pictures from these past 2 weeks from my phone...not the best of pictures but I have not been good at taking pictures, hopefully I will get better at it. He just looks so much cuter next to me than in a picture. ;) And he tends to look different in every pictures to me. But I do think he looks likes the sweestest baby boy when he sleeps so I tend to take pictures then! :)
looks quite relaxed after a feeding
It's hard to catch his quick smiles
He does this face quite often
Forcing a smile...
Relaxin on daddy
Hangin by the pool...Soon enough we will be in the pool! :)
Cousins...Garrett apparently plumped up in these last few months.