Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1 month!

 Today our sweet Dutch man turns 1 month.  It has been the sweetest fastest month of our lives.  Here are some of the photos from the month.
How has it been a month since we had Dutch's Birth Day party in the hospital?
You woke up from a nap and looked older. 1 week
Your first walk. 1 week.
Your first trip to visit Daddy at work, 2 weeks.

The best kind of Friday nights!  2 weeks


Dr appointment to check out your kidneys at Children's Hospital.  2 weeks

I miss those flaky feet.  2 weeks

What lunch breaks look like these days.  3 weeks.
Claire is never far away. 3 weeks


Getting ready to go to Poppy and MeMe's house.  3 weeks.  You were an angel baby on the car ride and during the whole weekend.  You met a lot of people that love you lots.

You loved sitting on MeMe and Poppy's front porch, Daddy loved it too.  Your umbilical cord also fell off this day.  This photo was taken at 11:24 the exact moment you turned 4 weeks.

 Spending time with your cousin Bellarose on the blanket that was mine when I was your age.

You also met Nana on your trip to the grandparents.
Claire was happy to have you back home yesterday.  4 weeks.
The first time you really smiled at me.  3 weeks old

One month old! 7-30-13
Dutch you are a big boy and weigh 10.8 lbs!  Today we used up the last of your newborn diapers and you wore a 3 month outfit yesterday and today.  You love to be outside.  Growing so fast and we thankful for each day we have you.  Dutch the first month of your life was the best of ours!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2 week update

Just doing a quick check in.  We are all still alive and doing well.  Thanks for all of the emails asking how we are.  I am loving the season that our family is in right now.  I honestly thought that having a newborn would mean lots of crying (both me and him), weeks without showers, a dirty house and pure exhaustion.  Everyone always tells you the worst.  But so far it has been pretty awesome, but I do wonder where the day went.  Thanks to the bouncy seat I get a shower every day, Dutch is a pretty good baby and my house is clean all while still getting a lot of cuddle time with the baby.  Hopefully things will stay like this. Last night he only woke up once and I think he probably would have slept through that feeding but I had to wake him up.  I am breastfeeding and it is going great.  Dutch is an "efficient" eater, I am so fortunate in that.  Breastfeeding may be one of my most favorite things I've ever done and my child might be the 4 year old still sucking on his mama.  Dutch is up to 9.4lbs and has grown 3/4" in the past 2 weeks.
 For the past 3 hours he has been snoozing.  First he was sleeping on me, then Eric came home for lunch and wanted to hold him, and now he is sleeping in the hand me down rock and play from his cousin Bellarose.
The photo above was taken 5 days before Dutch was born.  It was our 8th wedding anniversary and
we spent the morning at the Dr office checking on our little guy.  It is still so odd that he was that bump. 

The photo below was taken yesterday and I'm wearing the same skirt but with my favorite summer accessory.  Eric's coworker brought back the I heart Irish onesie from his trip to Buffalo New York.  I promise Dutch loves his onesie!

That is about all I've got right now.  I'm working on my birth story and hope to post soon.  My camera died right after Dutch was born.  The ONE time I really needed it... dead.  Thankfully my sister was able to get some birth pictures with it before it died.  Hopefully the camera will be repaired soon so I can go through those pictures.  Oh and I've got a lot of questions asking if I was able to go med free.  Yes I was 100% med free.  Besides breast feeding it was the coolest thing I've ever done.  More on that later.  If you can think of any questions let me know and I'll try to address them in that post.
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 8, 2013

This Week...

This has been one of my favorite weeks ever.  We've been sticking close to home and getting to know Dutch.  He is a good baby and is sleeping 3+ hour stretches at night.  I usually have to wake him up to eat.  The one week birthday was hard for this mama but yesterday at 11:24 was the last time I let myself get so upset that he is growing up.  Trying to be thankful that he is growing and looking forward to the days ahead.  But I did cry like a fool when I finally cut his hospital bracelet off.

At 11:24 am July 7, 2013.  1 week old.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dutch Is Here!

On June 30th at 11:24 am my heart spilled over when Dutch Thomas was born.  He weighed 8lbs 13oz and was 21" long!  It was a fast delivery and exactly the one I wanted.  I'll write more about that later but now here are some pictures.

 About 2 hours after he was born. 

July 1, 2013

Leaving the hospital on July 2, 2013

My favorite picture so far.  July 2, 2013

This was taken on his 1st 4th of July.  4th of July is extra special at our house because Eric and I got engaged on July 4th, 2004.  Now we have this little firecracker.  I had started his shirt before he was born but didn't finish it.  I decided to today and the onesie wouldn't even snap, big boy.  Today I cut off his hospital bracelet and have cried about it all day. 

Thanks for all of the emails and comments asking if Dutch was here.  I hope I can update soon, there are just so many things that I don't want to forget right now.  We've been enjoying this little baby and all of our family being around getting to experience his goodness with us.  To God be the glory!
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