Thursday, February 4, 2010

One week old

Look at those cheeks, doesn't it make you just want to eat him up?

No more pictures mom.

This has been the fastest week of my life. I feel like the days are just flying by. My mom just left yesterday. I'm so glad she was able to come out here for the birth and to help out. She was a lifesaver. Oliver has been a pretty good baby. He doesn't really cry that much except at the bewitching hour which is around 6. For some reason he's just had it by then. Other than that, I feel like I know his schedule pretty well. It's an endless 3 hour cycle. Change him, feed him, and burp him. As soon as I'm done with that he usually needs to be changed again. Lol. Then I have about an hour or two and then the whole cycle starts over again. He doesn't really like his bassinet that much so we're just going straight for the crib. He seems to do a little bit better in there. Last night was the first night we tried it and he woke up about every 40 min and would cry for 10 min and then fall asleep for another 40 min and then it would be time to feed him again. It was really hard to just let him cry but he has to learn sometime I guess. Ben has to go back to work on Monday and he'll be leaving on a trip really soon. So we need Oliver to like his crib before he leaves or there will be no sleep for me.

This is what a typical shift looks like. :) Even the puppies are tired. But like you all said, they won't stay this little forever so we're trying to soak it all up.


Mari said...

Logan is wearing that same outfit! But bigger of course. So many cuddly moments when they are so little... and so many of those moments are lived in a crazy fog of exhaustion. Are you so nervous for Ben to go back to work? I was when Tyson did.

Regan said...

Precious. Good luck while Ben is gone. Wish I were closer so I could help out. :-) Love you guys!

JRose said...

OHHHHH how we love him!

Aunt Julie wants to hold you baby boy! Tell Oliver his present should be there soon! Miss you you! Love the Roses

Carissa & Jonathan Kougias said...

So sweet! I love the sleepy picture. My goodness Rowdy got so big! Is he gonna be a fat beagle?!