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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preston's First 2 Weeks

Going home from the hospital!

First time in my beautiful bassinet!
(don't worry we don't sleep with the pillow in there)
Our precious boy!

I can suck my thumb!
And blow bubbles!
My first sponge bath at home

All of my wonderful visitors!
Grandma and Grandpa
Aunt Steph and Uncle Gene
Z and Nikki
Our little family in Preston's nursery
My boys!
Snuggle time!

Go Cowboys!
Sorry I haven't posted sooner, but its a lot harder to blog these days with a little one in the picture! =)

Since its been a while, I'll do one post with pics from Preston's first two weeks. These first two weeks of our little man's life have been absolutely amazing! Nothing could've prepared us for the love and joy that would fill our hearts in such a short amount of time. What a little miracle, truly!
Preston's first week was spent with mommy and daddy both at home for the incredible adventure we were starting together. We enjoyed every waking minute of it (and there was a lot of awake time) ;). We watched his every move and were constantly amazed by this precious little gift from God! During his first week at home we were surrounded by visitors, delicious food and great gifts continuously showing up at our doorstep! We are truly blessed and appreciate all of those around us who have done such wonderful things to make this time so special. I even got a surprise visit from one of my best friends from Oklahoma! What a special moment to be able to introduce my sweet baby boy to my old college roomie. So much fun! We also had a great visit from one of Stephen's best friends (and his new fiance) which was lots of fun! That weekend Stephen and I managed to get out for our first date. We went out for a sushi and wine lunch date. We weren't gone very long, but it was nice to get some time with just the two of use while grandma and grandpa babysat. Thank you guys!

The next week Stephen had to head back to work. Mommy cried at the thought of having to take on this task of parenthood on my own! Stephen was such a HUGE help during that first week, I wasn't sure I could handle it. I managed pretty well though for a couple of days and then the reinforcements came in. My wonderful mom/Preston's nana came in to help us out a bit. It was great to have a little break and some additional helping hands on deck for a few days. We had a good time and nana had fun getting to know her new little grandson a little more. Daddy had it pretty tough headed back to work too, so Preston and I took pics everyday and emailed them to daddy so he could see his little boy and not miss any special moments. Preston also got to enjoy his first Cowboys football game! Cowboys lost, but we had fun with the family over and were all decked out in our football gear!

We also had Preston's 2 week appointment. Preston was born weighing 6lbs 13oz and left the hospital weighing 6lbs 9oz. At his 2 week check-up he weighed in at 8lbs 6oz! Let's just say this boy can eat! =) He is completely healthy and the doctor gave us a "check plus, plus" for new parents!

Preston is sleeping pretty well. He is getting on a schedule, eats pretty much every 4 hours at night and every 3 hours during the day. We are feeding at 10pm, 2ish and 6am which is working out pretty nicely. Hopefully we keep this up!

All in all, the first two weeks have been wonderful! I could go on and on about all the little things he's done that just make our days (smiles, sucking his thumb and blowing bubbles with his mouth to name a few), but I will spare you all the details. He's just perfect and we are more in love than we could ever imagine!