Monday, September 28, 2009

Hold That Head Up High



William is holding his head up now all the time. He loves to look around and stare at everything. He's doing his best to take it all in! Most of all, he loves to look at the sunlight coming through the windows.

He is doing SO good, yall! Like a typical baby, his "routine" is eat, sleep, poop. And on the subject of poop (danger ahead), William can pass some gas!!! When he farts, it's major. Andrew and I just laugh and laugh when he lets it rip. I wish I could record it and play it for everyone. He has no problem getting out that gas, which I am happy about since a lot of babies are gassy and have trouble expelling it.

Something else I've noticed about William: he sure does LOVE his daddy. He and Andrew have an incredible bond. William loves being held and talked to by his daddy. There's something about the way Andrew handles him, it's like some kind of special man connection that I just can't explain.

Pretty much I've just been hanging out at home with William and playing house! No really, this is an adjustment period for us. It's tough work taking care of a newborn. I've been trying to rest when he rests and let go of the idea of having a clean house. My floors are driving me crazy because I haven't mopped them since before I went into labor! But oh well, gonna let that go until I can find some spare time to clean. Nursing has been going well so far, it pretty much rules our lives at this point. The munchkin is nursing every 2.5 - 3 hours during the day and every 3 - 4 hours at night. It's so worth it though, because I know he's getting the best nutrition.

And now for more pictures:




Please note that I am not breastfeeding here, only trying to put the little guy to sleep : )

And last, I wanted share a recipe for something I have simmering on the stove right now. I really don't know what's it's called, but it makes your house smell really good and fallish.

House Smell Good?

1 apple
2-3 c. water
6-8 cinnamon sticks
1 handful of cloves
1 dash of nutmeg
juice from an orange (or OJ is fine too)
splash of vanilla

Simmer in pot on stove and enjoy. YUM!!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

More Pictures of William











William is officially 12 days old today. We have been busy learning a lot about him! Here's what we have learned:
*he loves to be held/rocked/talked softly to
*he loves to be swaddled before falling asleep
*he does not love it when we change his clothes
*he's getting used to being bathed
*he's a really good eater
*he knows when his momma is in the room!
It has been tough, but we are hanging in there, trying to learn what he likes and dislikes. He's doing pretty well at night- after I feed him he goes back to sleep almost immediately. This makes mommy and (sleeping) daddy very happy.
Now, going down for naps during the day, that's another story. He just flat doesn't like to go down for a nap. Ahhh......hopefully this will change soon- or that we can figure out what the problem is. If any moms out there have any advice, please share : )

Friday, September 18, 2009

Introducing...



William Andrew Patterson

7 lbs. 3 oz.

21" long!


William is finally here! We are so blessed to have a healthy baby boy. He is so so so sweet!! I could just eat him. Pretty much we just love on him all day. It's about time to wake him up from his nap so I better go. I'll post more pictures later when there is more time!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Watchout Ladies

William has a new ride.



Thanks to Nana and Grandaddy (my parents), we have a stylish new stroller to tote the little man around in. Its features include: a removable washable seat, 5 second one-hand fold (I'm sure Andrew will have fun testing this), water resistant hood and lockable front swivel wheels. I can't wait to use it!

Still no progress on meeting baby William. Apparently my belly is a nice place to be!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Still Nothing

Disclaimer: Be warned that this is a terribly depressing blog post.

Well, I went to the doctor today and...................I'm still not dialated any more than I was last week. Still stuck at 1 cm. Per my doc, I have what you call a "stubborn cervix." Dang it.

SO, I have to wait ANOTHER FULL WEEK before I go back and get checked again. Yep and my due date is tomorrow. I should correct myself, my estimated due date (EDD) is tomorrow. My doctor wants to give mother nature every chance possible to do it's thing before I'm induced. Hmmph.

Meanwhile, Andrew will still be giving me foot massages every night (sweet boy) and I'll still be going on walks everyday. Unless little William decides to come naturally- which still is a possibility- I'm just not betting on it.

Until next time.