Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Itty Bitty Baby Update

Hello again!
Tomorrow Cooper will be a whole two weeks old.  The past 13 days have gone by so fast it's been a bit of a blur.  He is at the moment sleeping peacefully next to the bed in his rock n' play.  He's been out long enough for me to pump, swap some laundry, eat a cupcake, take my medicine, and wash said pump.  Maybe if I hurry I can get a whole blog post in!  So let's get to it:

Cooper is: a really sweet baby.  Most of the time.  Yesterday was I think our fussiest day yet.  He had his days and nights mixed completely up the first week and I was in full on zombie mode but since Monday we've made some progress.  He's his sweetest in the morning.  The past couple of mornings after nursing we've sat in the nursery with the blinds open in the sunshine.  He likes to look outside.
new mom, newborn, morning
You know how it's so cliche when new parents say, "omg I could stare at him/her all day long!"  Yeah.  It's like that.  And I'm not just talking about how I obsessively look into his rocker while he sleeps to check for the millionth time that he is in fact still breathing.  I just want to look at him.  When he's awake he's wide eyed and looking at everything or staring you right in the eye.  I even got a grin yesterday morning while he was looking at me.  His eyes of course are dark blue right now but Chris and I think when they change they'll lighten to a pretty blue like his daddy's.  Cooper likes kisses, getting his hair wet (but ONLY his hair), watching the lights on the TV, being cradled, and car rides.  He does NOT like getting his diaper changed, getting his clothes changed, getting his body washed, being put down when he's not asleep.

Mama is: slowly feeling more and more human.  The pain is fading and I think my body is getting used to less sleep.  My parents were a huge help in the first few days (and still are).  I was terrified for them to leave us alone with him at night.  The first night was super rough and I nearly called my mother at midnight because he was shaking his head like a crazy person when he screamed.  Now I know that's just what he does when he gets really pissed.
I'm crying really easily.  More than I ever did when I was pregnant.  I cry just thinking about crying.
I've gotten pretty good at changing wet diapers fast and I've only been sprayed once!
We're exclusively breastfeeding and it's no joke.  It's time consuming and limits what you can do and when since he's fed every two to three hours.  But I still like it and I'm so thankful we're able to do it.
newborn, new mom, cuddles

Dad is: in love with his little boy.  It was so hard for me to get in and out of the bed while we were in the hospital that Chris did all the changing and became a swaddling master.  Seriously, I don't know how he gets that blanket so snug.  He went back to work Monday and I SO look forward to him coming home in the evening.  Last night we ate pizza, and watched Celebrity Apprentice with Cooper either in Chris's arms or in his rocker.  It felt very...normal.
new dad, newborn
Isn't it funny how we carry them for nine months go through all the trouble of childbirth and they come out looking just like their dang daddies.

The cats: hate him, hate me, hate life.

Birth story and nursery pictures to come!...just when I'm not sure.  Right now I'm soaking up these sweet newborn days because I know they don't last long and I'll miss them when they're gone!
Thank you all for the congratulations, thoughts, and prayers!

PS.  He did NOT make it through this blog post.  Haha.

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  1. Glad things are going well. It normal to cry for a few weeks.

  2. I'm so glad to hear that you all are doing well!

  3. The cats: hate him, hate me, hate life. - I had to laugh! He is adorable and I am glad that you guys are doing well!

  4. So glad your little family is doing well. When my son was born I listened to Godspeed (sweet dreams) by the Dixie Chicks on repeat and cried tears of joy! Give it a listen, it will melt your already full heart. Cooper is perfect!

  5. Glad you were able to get some stuff done while he napped. He is precious. Soak up those moments. Can't wait to read about them later. Aw, poor kitties. They will adjust.


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