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One Month Old!

Holy moly! Ander's a month old today! And what a month it's been! I've had to figure this mom thing out fast! ha ha. He's the cutest little blob ever, don't you think?

Thoughts from Month 1:
I love love love to cuddle my baby. It never gets old... not even at 3 am.His little noises are the cutest sounds in the world. (ok so maybe not his roars...) I don't love changing blow-outs... which happen all too frequently.His little smiles are rare.. but totally melt my heart (even if it's really just gas).Breastfeeding started out rough. I wasn't ready for how painful it would be at the beginning. Luckily it's gotten a lot better. In fact, nursing him is actually very calming and comforting now. I am totally and completely sleep deprived and it is HARD. My body wasn't prepared for that either.It's really frustrating not being able to do anything but watch TV most days because Ander is so fussy (constant tummy aches). It makes me feel like a blob. I…

Week 3

Ok so I wasn't braver this week. ha ha. We didn't venture out much because Ander is always nursing! It seems like his sleeping patterns are getting worse too. I'm pretty sure he has colic. It's so hard watching your baby cry and be so uncomfortable and not be able to help him. My poor baby. On the upside, he had his baby blessing yesterday and grandma and grandpa Harmer got to be there all the way from Arizona. AND he didn't even cry during the blessing. SCORE! ha ha. He looked pretty dang cute in the outfit grandma McCloskey made for him. Lucky boy!

 Little Smiles...
The hand says it all. He loves you grandma!!  The ONLY good part of bath time is snuggling in a warm towel afterward. haha. Poor kid. From his roaring you'd think I was strangling him. Wouldn't you think he'd love warm baths because it's like the womb? Guess NOT.

Ok just pause for a second and check out how hot my husband is. Seriously. Don't be jealous.

2nd Week

Well, that new mom adrenaline? It's gone. Kaput. I am SO tired (as is dad). Ander refuses to sleep in his crib, or anywhere other than in my or Brandon's arms. It makes sleeping difficult. BUT other than that, life is grand. We love our boy. He has so many new faces and quirks that show up everyday and we can't get enough of him. We ventured out of the house a bit this week to go on walks, to get some shave ice, go to Dr.'s appointments, to see some friends, and to go to grandma and grandpa's house. Baby steps. Maybe we'll go somewhere braver this week.. like grocery shopping. AH!
Tried out the Moby wrap- I'm a fan! It's not nearly as difficult as people say...
The tongue. His most recent fascination.
We went to work to see my boss and friend Dr. Gibson. Ander fell right to sleep in his arms.
This is 1 of like 3 newborn outfits he has.. It was a bit snug so we probably won't be seeing this one again. Too bad cause it's too cute!

One of his favo…

First Week

I'm amazed at how different Ander looks every day. I don't want to miss a single second! My amazing in-laws gave us a super awesome camera the day after Ander was born. I had been pretty bummed that all I had to capture his life was a phone camera. Needless to say, I cried. THANK YOU RICK AND KIM! Some of these are from my camera phone because I can't always reach the nice one when he is being adorable... ha ha!

Day 1 He's Here!

Day 2- Joyce's First Great Grandkid

Day 3 Coming Home

Day 4 Photo Shoot

Day 5 More Photoshoots.. ha ha
His cord fell off today.. faster than I expected!

Day 6 Bye Bye Grandma :(
Ander had his first doctor's appt today.. He is 9.5 lbs, 3 oz above his birth weight already! What a big boy!

Day 7 Tummy Time With Dad
 Kim made this super amazing quilt for the nursery!! I'm so blessed to have her!
 Bath time.. I couldn't get enough of him in this robe.. haha!
Well, we survived week one. While this is really hard and kind of scary, we…

Our Little Lion- Ander's Birth Story

My mom flew in from AZ to work her magic on Friday, Aug 30th. She arrived at around 1 pm and we promptly went walking around the nearby outlet mall for several hours. We went to dinner at 6:30 and during the meal I started noticing stronger, deeper contractions that were pretty regular. I didn’t think they were real contractions because I had just been measured at 1.5 cm dilated 2 days prior and my doctor was thinking I would deliver after my due date (Sep 5th). I started timing them at about 5-6 minutes apart. Mom decided we needed to do more walking (ha ha) and so, of course, we went and did more shopping. The contractions got so uncomfortable that I couldn’t walk normally. At around 9 pm I called my doctor and he said I could head to the hospital at any time. I wanted to labor at home as long as possible to avoid the use of medication so he told me I could wait until they were about three minutes apart. We went home and watched a movie (How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days) to distract me…