It is funny the things you forget about baby stage. I forgot how much they sleep and how hard it is to wake them up. I forgot about the lack of neck muscles and the amount of diapers they go through. I forgot that you really are stuck inside since you want them to get used to things. Granted this last one is hard for me as I have to pick up Parker from school and keep this house up and going.
This week Colton became more alert and stayed awake longer which is helpful to get him on a schedule before I head back to work in a few weeks. We gave him his first bath and Parker cannot wait for him to hop in the giant tub with him one day. We hung around this weekend even though I am itching to still get out of town:) Budge's uncle had a 60th birthday dinner which both boys did great at. On Sunday, we went walking on the river trail to stay cool, since it is still 100 degrees here, and watched the boats on the river. Here are some photos and Colton's stats are 9 pounds, 5 ounces, 21 and 3/4 inches long. He is a growing boy! Enjoy your week!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Colton is a week old as of yesterday. I really cannot believe how fast that first week has come and gone. Overall, he is has been a great baby. Sleeping for four hours at a time at night, doing great in his car seat and putting up with his older brother touching him all the time. As for Parker, he wakes up asking about his baby brother Colton and shakes the rattles for him. Parker is busy wanting to make things, help out in the yard and playing legos.
We had to head down to Sacramento this weekend for our first family outing. Parker held his brother's hand most of the way. Thanks Grandma Linda and Frank for letting us crash at your place.
We would like to thank all the grandparents for their support and help as we transition into a family of four. Here are some pictures to enjoy.
Haven't taken care of the garden!
Playing in the fountains!
Riding the train!
Hanging out with great grandma!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
So here is the story of baby number two. On Saturday night, I started to have contractions at home and was sort of thinking I was going into false labor as I had the previous nights. Did not think anything of it until I started actually timing them and they were coming every 3 to 4 minutes. Woke Budge up from his deep sleep and told him it is time to go, got to the hospital and within an hour baby Colton entered the world. To my amazement, this one I did without any drugs. Not only was he a pound smaller than Parker, he came out with a good set of lungs and tons of hair. Budge was able to cut the cord this time around and by one in the morning on Sunday, September 12 we became a family of four. We had a room with an incredible view of Mount Shasta and the city lights. Parker came to visit us at the hospital. He is taking a great liking to his baby brother and was spoiled by all the present the baby gave him. When he first saw me he said "Mom, have another baby?" I replied, "No our friends and family will have more babies bud!" It has been such a help having grandparents around to take care of Parker and it is so nice to be home now. I hope everyone has a delightful week. I will update as I can.