Thursday, May 21, 2009

First Insanity Moment (that I remember)

So, last night William was sleeping when Curtis and I went to bed around 10:30. Then at 11, William woke up and stayed awake until 3:00 am. It was awful, he was crying and wouldn't calm down. Curtis tried burping, rocking, and walking for an hour. Then I took over and tried nursing, rocking, mylicon (gas medicine) twice, wearing him in a sling, a vibrating bouncy chair (that worked for 15 minutes and I fell asleep on the floor), and everything else I could think of. I thought about going for a walk outside, but I didn't feel like getting dressed, and it's probably not nice to share your screaming baby with the neighbors at 2 in the morning. Anyways, William finally fell asleep around 3, so I put him in his cradle and I got back in bed.

After I'd slept a little while, I sat straight up and started throwing the covers around yelling, "Where's the baby?! Where's the baby?!" I remember grabbing Curtis's thigh because it seemed about the right size, but that wasn't the baby so I kept looking frantically through the sheets. Then I remember Curtis telling me that the baby wasn't in the bed and I could go back to sleep.

Let's hope for a less exciting night tonight.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy First Week, William!

Home from the hospital

Hanging out at home

Thursday, May 14, 2009

At home

To make a long story short, and because I'm not quite ready to go through all the details - We went to the hospital Saturday morning and little William was born Saturday night. We came home Monday afternoon.

Our Schedule:
Nursing, when William cries
Diapers, frequently
Sleeping, when William isn't crying
Brushing teeth, when/if we think about it
Showers, I don't know, I think I've had two this week
Pain medication, every 4 hours

I love my husband and our son, and I'm so happy. This is definitely an adjustment, and it's just going to take a while to get used to our new "normal." I love showing off William, so just call if you want to come over! We'll have to get pictures up here later.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fun Visit

Mom and Carole came up for two days this week to come to my office shower, help wrap up the nursery and they also cleaned my house! Yeah!

Here's some pictures from the shower Monday:

my great student workers!

We went to Sonic before Curtis's softball game:

A snow cone on Tuesday:

And Mom, Carole and Curtis got the nursery together! All we need is a baby!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Softball News

Hey! Curtis's softball team won a game! It was awesome. Here's a picture of Curtis batting (notice one normal ankle and one swollen, wrapped ankle) and also a picture of the traditional Prayer After the Game. If you look in the background, you can see the scoreboard. We won 9-7. Yeah!