Friday, May 29, 2009

one month old

Exactly one month ago today (almost to the minute as I write this post), Chase came to stay.  I'm amazed at how quickly the time has gone, but definitely understand how Brett feels when he says it seems like 2 years.:)  He's blessed us with a couple of days/nights of sleeping for 4-5 hours at a time, although he tends to stick to the every 2 hour schedule in general.  I definitely think he's gotten taller recently, but he's staying pretty skinny still.  On Memorial Day he slept through his first miniature golf outing, and a few days later he snoozed on during our trip to the zoo.  Here are a few recent pictures to commemorate the occasion:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

the first 2 weeks

I feel like it's been one very long day ever since we brought Chase home, and yet the time has flown by. We're still trying to get used to not sleeping for more than an hour at a time around the clock, but I do think we're lucky because Chase is a very good baby. My parents and sister came to visit us during our first week home, so Chase has had plenty of attention and hundreds of pictures taken of him! I enjoyed celebrating my first Mother's Day with beautiful flowers from Brett, and we even made it to church. Chase has also been out to dinner in downtown SLC, to the grocery store, and to a bbq. He loves to sleep in the car so as long as the trips aren't longer than his feeding schedule allows for, he does very well. We had a bout with jaundice at first, so he had to sleep on a bili-bed for two days and get his heel pricked at the hospital five days in a row, but even that didn't make him cry. At his first doctor's visit on Friday he was up to 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches. The heel prick that time didn't go quite as well, and watching his eyes well up with tears was completely heartbreaking. So despite all the laundry caused by him peeing on anything and everything, the hundreds of diapers we've changed, the pain of nursing a "biter" every other hour, and the spit-up all over our furniture, I'm completely in love with this little guy who melts my heart every time he looks at me with his big blue eyes, or pulls a face so I can see his little dimple, or curls up in his little "froggy" position and falls asleep in my arms.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Announcing the arrival of baby Chase...

...born April 29th at 8:07pm. He was 7 lbs., 4 oz., 20 inches long, and has lots of brown hair. We are home with him now and everyone is doing well, but he's definitely keeping us on our toes! Here are all the pictures so far: