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Sappy Time

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I've never been one who's been very emotional, I'm more of a take things as they come and deal with it type person. However I've noticed that becoming a mom has softened me up quite a bit. I now feel much more emotional.. I'm sure some of it is due to the hormones, but I think mostly it's just that I'm a mom now. I'm devoting all of my time and energy into caring for this amazing little baby that God knit together in my womb.... the baby that I wondered about and dreamt about meeting for 9 months. He is just so sweet and easy to love. I guess I'm glad that I've softened up a bit, it's good to embrace the tender moments of life as they are so sweet and can pass by so quickly. I'm trying to enjoy each moment in the present and not think about the ones to come, as they will be here before I know it.


I have to say it's been pretty amazing to become a mom. I knew I would love Ethan, but I didn't know what it would feel like. I feel …

Thanksgiving & The Day After

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We had a nice Thanksgiving. Unfortunately we were a bit tired because Ethan decided to be fussy a lot the night before, but we were still in good spirits. I had made 2 pumpkin pies on Wednesday night, and being that pumpkin pie is my favorite, well I just couldn't resist having a slice. They looked lovely (and of course I made the crust from scratch too), so I served Matt and I small slice. We bit in... and it just didn't taste good. I realized I had forgotten to add the sugar :( I was SO MAD at myself... ugh! I guess that's what happens when you try to bake and you're a little sleep deprived... haha. Thus, Thanksgiving morning Matt went back to the store to get more ingredients, and we made 2 more pumpkin pies. This time I remembered the sugar and they tasted delicious. We went over to Matt's parents house at 1:00 and had a delicious meal. It was just us, his parents, and an aunt and uncle. Ethan did well, and by this time finally decided to sleep. He …
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We had a nice weekend. We did end up going to the movies on Friday, and I had Ethan in my sling. He did great, he just slept the entire time. We figure we might as well go out and do things while we can, since he just sleeps. Once he's awake and needs to be entertained, it will be much more difficult. On Saturday we went to Gracie & Hope Oates birthday party at Flaghill park in Yucaipa. The weather was beautiful, and it was fun to watch all the kids. The three of us (Matt, me and Ethan), also went and had dinner at Mill Creek later that evening. It was nice to have a date. We pretty much felt like we were out alone since Ethan slept once again.

I went to the lactation clinic again today, and Ethan weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. He has been gaining weight very quickly and eating very well, so that has been nice. The ladies at the clinic are really nice and helpful, and it's fun to find out how much weight Ethan has gained, and how much he eats in a feeding. Afterwards I too…

2 weeks and lots of photos

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We made it to two weeks :) I have to admit, this week has been much harder as far as night time goes. I am much more tired. Ethan has been waking up on his own when he is hungry in the night time... which is nicer than having to wake him, but now I'm not getting near as much sleep. Matt is off today, so last night he took the 1:00 am feeding and let me sleep. I was beginning to feel like a zombie.... in fact last night I told him I was so tired I actually felt drunk... kind of an odd feeling. Today we're going to try to go to the movies. I'm just going to keep Ethan in my sling... we'll see how it goes. Hopefully he'll just sleep. Yesterday I took Ethan to the pediatrician for his follow up appointment. He has gained more weight and is doing well. He won't have to go back now until his 2 month appointment, unless of course something comes up, which hopefully it won't.

Yesterday my friend Faith came over and took some really great pictures of Ethan…

Updates

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We had our first full weekend at home, and it was nice. On Saturday we went over to mom's for a bit because her garbage disposal had broken, so Matt took a look at it. It turned out to be an easy fix, so we went out for Mongolian BBQ afterwards with my mom and brother. On Sunday we took Ethan to church for the first time. We got there on time, and he did really well, sleeping the entire service. After church we went and had coffee with Matt's parents, and they got to finally see Ethan open his eyes for the first time. They had only seen him sleeping before that. In the afternoon we went to a BBQ to celebrate our friend Thomas graduating college. I just kept Ethan in my sling the whole time, and he did great. Yesterday (Monday) my mom was here for her last day. We went to the lactation clinic again, and Ethan drank 3 ounces in not much time, it was very encouraging. He had also gained 5 ounces in 5 days, so he is doing really well. They said he was the champ of the d…

First Bath

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It's been nice having my mom here the past 2 days. She cooked some food for us, and helped me clean my house on Thursday. Yesterday I pumped and she watched Ethan and fed him so I could catch up on a little sleep. She watched him again later in the afternoon so Matt and I could go out for just a bit by ourselves. She'll be here on Monday too, since she gets the day off for Veteran's day. If I'm up to it, we're going to go to Babies R Us and get some pictures taken of Ethan. Of course, whenever she sits down anywhere, Cookie has to be on her lap as well as Ethan.

Grandma W. cuddling with her grandson and her granddog.

Peek-A-BooWe gave Ethan his first bath yesterday (just a sponge bath until the umbilical stump falls off)
He did really well, only fussing a little bit. He didn't even full out cry.

Onto Week 2

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We made it through the first week. Hard to beleive that just a week ago today I was in the hospital giving birth. Matt went back to work today, which we were sad about... but I guess someone has to earn an income eh? It was so nice to have those days home together. Yesterday we went again to the lactation consultant, and Ethan had gained an almost 2 ounces, which was very exciting. Then they weighed him before and after I fed him, and he got 2 ounces of milk, which also made me feel really good. So things are going much better on the feeding front. Matt and I went out to lunch each day that he was home, which was fun. The weather was gorgeous, and we enjoyed sitting outside.

My mom is here now today, tomorrow and Monday. She took a few days off of work. We're going to try to get my house cleaned today, and tomorrow we're going to take Ethan to get his pictures taken. It's nice to have her here with me and we get to spend some time together.

Last night Patty was so…