Technically he was here on May 19th at 5:55pm, but I have been pretty much checked out of life since then! I ended up having a c-section and the recovery has been less than desirable, but I'm happy to report I am on the mend (crossing fingers!) so hopefully I will be able to get back to blogging and just life in general! :) My Momma and Daddy came up from Mississippi when he was born and my Momma has been here ever since, no way I could have done it without her, so grateful she was able to be here! My sissy and niece are coming up on Tuesday, then they are all going home on Sunday, pretty much dreading that moment at this point but I'm sure I'll get the hang of these two sweet/demanding boys soon enough :)
He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces (same as Merritt!) and was 20 inches long. We went for a one week check on Thursday and he was 8 pounds 7 ounces!! He looks just like big brother Merritt and is a GREAT baby! He really only cries when he's hungry (just like Merritt did) and is such a good eater (our little piggy). He is waking up one to two times at night which is so nice! As of now, he is eating 3 oz every 3ish hours during the day, then going to bed around 9:30 and waking up around 3:30ish to eat, then back up at 7:00, hopefully this routine will stick for awhile and he will be sleeping through the night in no time!! (crossing fingers again!!) Merritt was not really interested at first, but now is wanting to help out a little! He likes to put his wubby (pacifier) back in his mouth and rock his seat when he cries. I think he is going to be an awesome big brother!
Here are some pics from the hospital!
|opening his big brother bag!|
|loved it! He carried it with him every time they came back to the hospital to visit, filled with his favorite tractors and cars of course!|
|with Grandma and Grandpa!|
|not too sure!?!|
|with Great Grandma Vermeer!!|
|with Aunt JoJo and cousin Lydia!|
|with Great Grandma Moss!|
|His wreath that Honey brought him all the way from Mississippi!|
|finally ready to go home!!|
Thanks so much to all our family and friends for visiting, gifts, and food!! We love you all! :)