Sunday, May 20, 2012

4 Weeks Old!!!!

I can't believe that my baby boy is 4 weeks old already.  The time is flying by so fast and he is growing so fast. 

Over the month I have learned a lot about my baby boy and it is amazing all the things he does.  He sleeps most of the night and loves sleeping curled up on his Mommy's chest.  He also has learned that if he starts to cry he can get what every he wants from his daddy.  For example he will start to cry while Taylor is holding him act like he is hungry and then when Taylor comes and tells me that I need to feed him because he is still hungry I take him go into the bedroom where I feed him and start to try again and he just squirms over to my chest and lays his head down over my heart and goes to sleep.  Taylor then will walk in and see if he is eating and I will say No this is what he did.  I think its funny because he is already learning how to manipulate to get what he wants. 
 This week I took a lot of pictures because I wanted to capture facial expressions and other movements Christopher does repeatedly. I have noticed during this last month that when sleeping he holds his arms out and bent up and just laying down he always has one arm bent and one arm stretched out. I also LOVE his coo face when he is waking up or going to the potty.  This boy also smiles so much.  I am so blessed to have such a HAPPY little guy.  His normal waking up routine is a lot of stretching, smiling, yawning, and farting which all last about 10 minutes.  And yes I said farting this boy is gasey and his nickname is "pooter".  On Tuesday April 18th we went to schedule my gallbaldder surgery and all the nurses loved him.  Wednesday April 19th he got to meet his first friend.  My childhood friend Allison came over and brought her son Brody.  Both boys were born on the same day just 30 mins apart.  During their visit Christopher also had his first bottle and he did wonderful.  I am so proud of my little man.  This week he also had his first trip ever to Wal-Mart.

One day he started screaming and I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I walked over and saw that he had ahold of his hair and was pulling it hard.  I have now caught him pulling his hair many times now and we have to open his hand up and make him let go.  What a crazy little guy we have.         

Bath Time is one of Christopher's most favorite time of the day.  He just amazes me on how well he does in the tub. 

This week I brought out his activity play mat and also the swing.  He loves the swing will stay in it for hours if we let him.  But the play mat well that he will have to get use to I guess.  Not a big fan as of right now.  He loves laying on his tummy so this is tummy time spot and maybe he will eventually start loving it on his back looking at all the toys hanging.  But for now its his tummy time spot. 

Other things about Christopher that we have noticed...

SLEEPS through anything (Vacuuming the house, the dogs barking, loud TV/music, & People Talking)

Baths, sleeping/laying on his tummy, being outside, riding in cars, sitting up, being held, his swing, music, & walks around the neighborhood.

His Bassinet, Laying Flat on his back, & having the Hiccups.

We will not have to purchase clothing for Christopher ever.  Unless we just want to!!  This boy has not worn the same outfit yet.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week 3

This week started out with a lot of traveling and going places.  We were in Houston for the first part of the week and Christopher got to meet a lot of his family.  First of all on Saturday, April 7th he got to go see where his big brother Landon is buried and that was hard for me.  A special moment but very sad at the same time.  Then later on that day we took him to meet his Great-Great Aunt and Uncle.  That was a very happy moment seeing him in the arms of my dad's Aunt Agnes.  It was a very nice visit and I am glad we were able to do that so that I could also see them since it has been a couple of years.

Easter Sunday with the Family

Since it was Christopher's first holiday I wanted to make sure we went home for our annual family Easter gathering.  I am so glad that we did because I loved showing him off and spending time with my family.  Everyone was so happy to see Christopher and they couldn't wait too hold him.  I only got to hold him when it was time to feed him.  I love every minute that I get to spend time with my family and this year was extra special because Christopher was here. 

Monday was just a relaxing day at home and then Tuesday we drove back to Dallas.  And again Christopher was perfect the whole way only fussing right when we got into Dallas.  He is such a great traveler.  Tuesday night was the first time I had actually been gone from him.  Me and my dad went and got dinner and mom told us to just eat it there and just bring her something back and she stayed home with Christopher.  I was sad leaving him but I knew he was in good hands. 

We got his PKU test results back this week and everything came back perfect and normal.  I am so glad everything is going right on track with my baby boy.