Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Little 4 Week Old

My little sweetie was born 4 weeks ago today. It goes by so fast. I am really trying to enjoy this time with my precious boy instead of being stressed about spending so much time nursing him, or not getting a good nights sleep, or thinking about all the things I am not getting done. It seems like everytime we're out someone says something like "He's so tiny, I don't even remember mine being like that." It reminds me of how fast this time really does go and what a short time it is that they are so fragile and tiny. So I am trying to savor this time, and not take it for granted, especially since this will probably be the last baby for me. Anyway these are not the best pics, but I wanted to document some that were taken when he was actually 4 weeks old. Saturday he will be 1 month. Maybe I'll have to post some more then.

If you can't tell, because the "S" is in his armpit, his shirt says "SMART". You may think it's a little early to determine, but I'm quite sure he is rather "smart".

Thad and his proud big sister. She told me "It's ok that we got a boy instead of a girl, because I didn't know he was going to be this cute!".

Saturday, February 21, 2009

See a Resemblance??

Rhett and Thad or Thad and Rhett???

There is definitely a resemblance between Hollace and her brothers, too. I really need to get some of her baby pictures scanned into the computer.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Asked For It!

Today I was sitting on the couch nursing Thad and needed a kleenex. I asked my little helper, Rhett, to go fetch me a kleenex. He returned telling me he couldn't reach them. This was probably true so I asked him to just go get me a little piece of toilet paper. This is the "piece" he brought me from our bathroom to the living room, still attached to the role.

What was I thinking??

On a side, "Rhett-related", note, we had a funny little incident this morning taking Hollace to school. Her classroom is pretty far inside and it is quite a walk from the parking lot of the church. I, along with lots of other moms, use a double stroller, rather than try to carry Thad's carrier and keep Rhett from running away from me or getting run over in the parking lot. This morning it was SO cold. I hate getting Thad out in that, so I was really trying to hurry and get inside. I didn't buckle Rhett into his front seat of the stroller, like usual, b/c I was rushing. When we go to the double doors of the church, Hollace was holding the door for me. As I hurriedly tried to maneuver the huge stroller through, I hit one of the wheels on the other door, and CATAPULTED, and I mean CATAPULTED, Rhett out of the stroller. He flew out and landed with arms sprawled out face down on the floor. It was really quite amusing, and I only continued to laugh after I verified he was not injured.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bath Time

Here are a couple of pictures from last week. Thad was about a week and a half old and still had to take sponge baths, because his "belicate" (Hollace's pronunciation) hadn't fallen off yet. He was NOT impressed with his sponge baths. We were anxiously awaiting the "belicate-cord fall off" because we were sure he would like real/submersion baths much better.........

Guess not..........
After a little while he decided maybe it wasn't quite that bad.
This is not a great pic and I don't know if you can even tell, but I was trying to get a pic of his hair. After his baths his hair looks a little wavy. Hollace didn't have any hair at this age to compare to, but I wonder if he's going to have curls like her?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Enjoy the ones you LOVE today!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Under the Big Top

The weekend before Thad was born, the circus came to town. The big Ringling Bros. circus. We thought the kids would really enjoy it, and figured this might be the last time we get to do something like this for awhile. It was quite entertaining. We especially enjoyed the elephants!, though I think Hollace would probably say her favorite part was the cotton candy. (It oughta be at $12 a pop!!)
I couldn't figure out why the first few pics were blurry, then I discovered the fingerprints all over the lens!
We did get this lovely hat as a "free" gift with cotton-candy. This made it WELL worth the $12!

Goofy-faced Rhett

The kids thought this was too funny when this elephant sat on the other one.
Neither of the kids were too sure about this clown. Notice the safe distance they maintained.

Yes, that is a child-leash on Rhett. I am not ashamed to leash my child!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Goodbye Nana

My mom left on Friday. She had been here almost 2 weeks, since two days before Thad was born. My Dad drove home last weekend. I've mentioned how thankful I was that she and my Dad could be here for his birth. I am also grateful for all the help afterward. She cooked, did some laundry and spoiled all three of the kids. I, like Annie, got a little emotional when it was time for her to go. I'm not sure when we'll see her again. We did get a web-cam along with both grandparents, so that will help. Here is Nana with the kids and Thad with the quilt she made for him. Isn't it cute?

Thanks Nana for everything, we love and miss you!!!
A close-up of the quilt

Thursday, February 5, 2009

One Week Old

Well, Thad was a week old yesterday. We came home Saturday. Hollace and Rhett (with a little help from my parents) had a little homecoming for us. They were pretty proud of their work and excited to see their new baby brother. Here are some pictures of Thad's first day at home and his first week.

Here we are coming home and seeing the surprise from the kids
This is the Welcome banner the kids made

Thad on his first day home
So far he spends a big majority of his time like thisThis was on one of his first outings

Here is the little man on his one week birthday.

What do you think.......Hat?..........

Or no hat?................