Tuesday, November 15, 2011

new camera!!

Bo got me my Christmas present from last year, valentines, anniversary and birthday present.  It is a Nikon DSLR camera and I love it! While Bo was at the uga/au game, Durham and I had a photo shoot.
Here are some shots from it. :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

3 months and counting

He is growing so fast!! So since work has started my life is pretty much consumed with work, playing with my sweet baby, and my hubby. All the extra things I used to do while I was a full time mommy have been put on the top shelf. The work transition was tough.  I went back on a Wednesday before my fall break and then went back full swing the week after.  It was kind of a tease.  I would love to work 3 days then be off for a week! What a life that would be. But, none the less it isn't and I must work my normal 5 days 7:45-3:45 and not a minute earlier or later. ;)
Durham is such a joy. Every day I fall more and more in love with him and his sweet smiley personality. He loves to talk, read books, watch mommy and daddy, learn and look at new things, listen to mommy and daddy sing, laugh at our silliness.  He is really holding his head up awesome and is stretching his legs and pushing himself up when we hold him.  He particularly loves it when daddy plays airplane with him and that gets me very nervous. He is sleeping any where from 10ish to 5 or 6 which is amazing for mommy and daddy!
He is also sleeping in his big boy crib and not in the basinett in our room. This started on October 24th.
We all took our first trip to the island and went to the beach. It was really chilly and we had to bundle him up but we got some great pictures. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011


That is all I can say. 2 has been WAAAAAAAY too long since I have updated this and also my baby is 8 weeks old!! I can't believe how time has flied by and by sweet baby is getting so BIG!
So much has happened in these last 5 and a half weeks since I have updated this. I am going to try and remember as much as I can because I dont want to forget anything about my baby's life!
The first few weeks were pretty challenging. We just thought Durham was cranky and liked to be held all the time and rocked, or eat every hour, but little did we know he was hungry! I was not producing enough milk and my mother's instinct told me to go see the lactation specialist at the wonderful St Mary's hospital. I visited Donna and we discovered that I was producing enough for him to gain the 4 ounces a week but not enough to keep him happy for more than an hour. She suggested several methods to help him get more milk and I started supplementing him with pumped breast milk or formula.  As soon as I started this he was like a different baby!
He was eating, playing, and sleeping, in that order. He started sleeping more than an hour and a half at a time at night and it was wonderful!! Both Bo and I got more sleep and were much more rested during the day. I was still napping when he was napping which was a must in the beginning!
He has gained almost 2 pounds from Sept 17th to yesterday!! He is now up to 10 pounds 2 ounces. As happy as I am to see him gaining weight rapidly, it makes me sad to think he is getting bigger! Today while he was playing in his bouncy seat, I depressingly put away his new born clothes that no longer fit. :(
As I think about how sad it makes me think that he is not going to be small forever, I think about how I need to cherish EVERY moment I have with him. I want to make sure I play with him, talk, sing, and love on him at ever phase of his life.
He is learning so much each day. The passed couple weeks he has shown us lots of smiles and coos in the mornings which Bo and I absolutely adore. However, the passed few days Durham has been smiling and talking much more throughout the day not only in the morning.
He has been playing much more on the activity mat, looking at the lights above and listening to the music.  He loves to look at our faces and listen to us talk to him. I really can't get enough of him!!
I know he is my baby and of course I am partial but I really do think he is the more beautiful baby boy ever!!
He has been sleeping MUCH better at night!! 4 times in the passed week he has slept anywhere from 6-7 hours at a time! The first time he did that I woke up staring at him making sure everything was ok.  I was like "Bo should I wake and feed him?" He said "Well, how is he going to learn to sleep through the night if we don't let him?" I was like good point! So we let him sleep and he woke up VERY hungry! This has been awesome for Bo and me. We are loving being able to sleep more at a time without interruptions!
Up until today, we had to rock him or snuggle him to sleep during the day and then could not put him down unless he was really asleep, BUT today he was sleepy so I laid him down in his bassinet and he fell asleep and is still asleep!! YAY! I hope this continues. It will make me much better about sending him to the babysitter.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Time flies!

My little angel is 17 days old already!! I can't believe it. These 2 and a half weeks have flown by!
I don't like that I haven't gotten on here but I have been a bit busy with my newborn. He is such an angel and I love him so much! Bo and I are absolutely smitten by our 7 pound 3 ounce baby boy!
Here are a few highlights of the last 2 and a half weeks.
The first few days were rough. Durham was getting used to his new life outisde my belly with gas and crying. Bo and I were like is it ever going to stop?! Well I did some research and apparently it is normal for babies to cry anywhere from 1-4 hours a day. The first few days he was home he definitely cried closer to 2 hours but every day has gotten much better and now he really just cries when he is fighting sleep or taking his sponge bath. Can you blame him for not wanting to get stripped down of his warm and cozy clothes and getting wet? Not me!
He has been eating every 2 hours but as of yesterday I am trying to turn that in to more like 2 and 15 or 2 and a half.
Sleep...that is a rarity in our house, well at least more than 3 hours at a time. Durham has been waking up every 2 hours to sleep although the passed few nights have gotten better and he has slept at least 1-3 hour stretch! YAY! I have been really trying to sleep while he sleeps and it has been totally worth it!
My mom has been an angel. We got home on Wednesday Aug 3 and she stayed thru saturday morning, then came back on monday and stayed thru friday, then she came back on sunday and stayed thru yesterday. I was very sad to see her leave. She did everything from cuddle with Durham at 3 am to mop, dishes, laundry and everything a wonderful Mimi would do for her grandbaby, daughter, and son in law. I am so blessed by her and my dad and don't know what I would do without their encouragement, guidance, and love!!
Durham is such a joy, his facial expressions and little noises are angelic!! I have so much enjoyed talking, singing and spending time with him. Durham is enjoying learning more about his arms and legs. He is getting much better at soothing himself. He will be sitting in his chair or beginning to wake up from a nap and he squeals a bit then soothes himself. I am very impressed and love to pick him up and love on him!!
We went to the doctor on Tues for our 2 week check up. It went great! He is back up to 7 pounds 3 ounces, only 3 ounces from his birth weight! He is growing well and the doctor is impressed!
Today is my first day alone with him and he is playing in his chair while I have a few minutes to work on this.
We have been very blessed by friends and family bringing food and goodies over for us and have eaten some really delicious food!
Durham took a really good  nap last night and Bo prepared supper for us and we got to eat just the 2 of us! It was such a treat!
Ok, baby boy is calling!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Friday, August 5, 2011