|Meeting grandma for the first time|
|Riley is so happy to finally have a brother. He should be after |
I have been able to wake up a little earlier as Charlie usually only wakes up two or three times a night to eat now so I don't miss quite as much sleep. However, I find my days disappear before they begin. The routine consists of waking up around 9, feeding on boob 1, changing the diaper, feeding on boob 2, burping, getting caught up on work emails, trying to find something for breakfast, feeding on boob 1 again, pumping, checking on work emails again, change diaper, doing some laundry or dishes, realizing how late in the afternoon it is, trying to take a nap, not being able to nap, feeding on boob 2, work, burping, realizing Kevin will be home in less than half an hour and not having any idea what we're having for dinner, change diaper, feed on boob 1, or was it boob 2?, heating up a frozen burrito for dinner, staying up for the 10 o'clock feeding in hopes I can get Charlie full enough to sleep until 1, feeding, diaper, oh, now I can take a break to pee...
|Mom and Charlie taking a nap the day we came home from|
|First bath - how many hands does it take to clean a baby?|
So all in all, everything is going well. Charlie got spoiled this Christmas and although most of his presents were utilitarian, they will be very handy and practical. One of his presents was a video monitor by Levana. It's pretty cool...the monitor is color, has two way speaker/talking, night vision, music, night light and lots of other cool features that make it awesome. It had pretty good reviews online so I'm looking forward to using it.
The monitor won't be very handy until he is able and willing to sleep in his crib, though. He hasn't slept in his cradle for...wow, I don't remember the last time. I find he sleeps almost twice as long if he sleeps with me on the couch and I cherish my sleepy time. I'm now starting to regret this spoilage though because he rarely sleeps without being held, cuddled or touched. Even during the day. Curses!
|Clean and snuggly after the bath|
My mom is coming to stay with me for a while after the first of the year. I know she's going to be a big help and will enjoy getting to spend some time with little baby. He is, very probably, the last grandchild on my side. Therefore, I'm sure serious spoilage is going to ensue. I can't say I'm terribly opposed to it, though. He's just too cute not to spoil!
|This set of jammies is size 0-3 months. It appears Charlie|
is being swallowed by yards of fabric.
|Hanging out at nap time.|
|Poppin' his collar and lookin' fly for the ladies.|
|Emilee, Charlie and I hanging around the house|
|Bright eyed and bushy tailed!|
|One of my favorites. Emilee fell asleep holding Charlie|
before our family Christmas party. I didn't want to wake
them up they looked so sweet.
|Charlie has many unique positions he prefers to sleep. This is|
one of them.
|First Christmas jams! These actually fit.|