Saturday, September 11, 2010


Finding time to blog with a newborn and a toddler is hard (even with all the help I have)! Anyways, here is a quick post to share some tidbits for record keeping sake and pictures for those of you who have been patiently waiting... And, because I am so tired, these are in no particular order:)

These hands are so precious!

Loves holding her baby brother
Our family in our TCU purple for the tailgate today

Holding baby brother (again)

Watching over baby brother.
And, just for record keeping, here are a few things that I don't want to forget (again, in no particular order because I am too tired for organization)
  • Emerson is absolutely in love with Ashton. All she wants to do is be near him and hold him. All I hear is "Mommy, he is smiling at me", "Mommy, I love him so much", "Mommy, he is so cute", etc. It is absolutely precious.
  • When Emerson first came to the hospital to meet Ashton, she was holding him and looked up at me with the sweetest face and said, "Mommy, I LOVE his hair". It was something I will never forget.
  • Ashton went home from the hospital on Wednesday weighing 8lbs 5oz. At his weight check on Friday he was up to 8lbs 10oz...He is such a good eater!
  • Breastfeeding is going so well and it absolutely thrills me. It was such a trainwreck with Emerson and I totally beat myself up for it until I came to grips with formula being okay for her needs. This go round, I decided to be much easier on myself and just go with it...if it worked then great and if not then that was fine too. It is such a pleasant surprise that it is working!
  • Ashton is a great baby. He sleeps, eats and has contented awake time. The only time he fusses is if he has a gassy tummy or is hungry. I think his favorite thing to do (other than eat) is to watch his sister.
  • Having a boy is just joyful. I am so much more in love with him than I thought I could be. I knew I wanted a boy one day but I mainly thought that it was just because I didn't want all girls. When we found out it was a boy, I was genuinely excited but also nervous. I love our princess-y girly girl so much that I was afraid I would not know how to love or appreciate a boy. He totally has me wrapped around his finger already.
  • Steve has been such an amazing help so far. I remember him being helpful with Emerson, but the helping out has been brought to a new level this time. Whenever I ask for anything at all, he does it and without question. There is nothing like loving your spouse and feeling their love in this postpartum phase.
  • Emersons current favorite game is to play nurse. She visited me so often in the hospital that she just picked up on what it is to be a nurse. Here is how the game goes: Let's say I am in the nursery feeding Ashton, she will pop her head in and say "If you need anything, just let me know" and then leaves the room. When she is gone, I will say out loud "Nurse Emerson, I need some _____". She hears me over the baby monitor. She comes SPRINTING in the room with whatever I requested. She hands it to me and then as she leaves the room she says, "Okay, if you need anything else just let me know". It is such a sweet and funny game and I love to see how much she enjoys it. She really is a helper at heart.

That is all I can remember right now. Time to give Ashton his first bath and get to bed!



bethany said...

He is adorable. And Emerson....I love that she is your nurse. Can I borrow her sometime? :)

allison said...

great post! what sweet pics of both precious kiddos! hope things comtinue to go smoothly for you guys- so happy for yall!