Saturday, October 23, 2010


I love the rain... I love the excuse to sit around and do nothing... and I love watching Jeff and Porter together. When I got out of the shower this is what I found...

I would like to point out... Jeff said when they layed down Porter was straight on him... this is where he moved himself to for comfort.

That is the face of a tired little boy.
Here's hoping tomorrow is another rainy day.
And just because... this was Thursday in his bouncer... he was moving his arms around and would touch the toys hanging in front of him... the star on rattles and he thought the noises were hilarious. Of course I seized the opportunity for a photo shoot and rattled it until I got a good picture of him.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Month Already???!!!

I cannot believe he is already a month old! They say that time flies... but seriously...can we slow it down a little?
We had his one month check up yesterday and Dr. Jones said he looks great. He weighed in at a whopping 10 pounds 5 ounces and was measuring 22 1/4 inches long. Which puts him in the 75th percentile for growth. Which is really exciting since we were having some weight gain problems in the beginning. Apparently he is making up for lost time. He has now outgrown all but 3 sleep and plays that are newborn sizes and we moved up in diaper sizes on Monday. At the rate he's going we're going to be in 6 month sizes before the year is over.
He has been holding his head up and now has really good control over it. He looks around and is fascinated with our wall of crosses. I think it is because there is such a big contrast between them and the cream colored walls. We have "tummy time" everyday... but he just does not like being on his stomach. He starts kicking and pushing with his feet... twice now he has actually managed to push himself over onto his back. Which absolutely amazed me. He is constantly working his legs and pushing against me when I'm holding him. I have a feeling he's gonna be mobile sooner rather than later.
Look how strong I am
He is a becoming a really good sleeper. Last night he slept from 11:30 p.m. to 4:45 a.m. I really appreciate the night of sleep. I have found that he sleeps better on his side than he does on his back. So I have started putting him down that way with blankets rolled up on either side of him.

Sleepy boy!
Of course his favorite place to sleep is on us... he passes out... and I mean straight up... passes out. He goes comatose. It's hilarious. He could sleep like this for hours... and so could I. He's such a good cuddle buddy.

I love sleeping on Mommy!
His next appointment is going to be November 19th... and I have to say that I am not excited about it. He has to get his first round of vaccinations. 4 shots at one time... I hope I don't cry... poor little man.
And last but not least... I would like to point out that the following never happens... I guess I shouldn't say never... it rarely ever happens. We had some people over on Sunday and my sweet cousins hubby, Kevin, swore up and down that he doesn't hold babies until they are at least 6 months old... well... our little man is just too irresistible... please note the proof below.
Kebin... you're a natural... Love, Porter.
Y'all have a good week.
Love, E

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Today I got this response to silly faces and goofy talking... Even though I felt like a complete weirdo... it made it so worth it.
And then he did this... and my heart melted all over again. I love this kid more than words can even describe.
I hope you all have an awesome weekend... and GOOO RANGERS!
Love you,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Entered into our lives:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
11:21 pm
8 pounds 9 ounces
20 1/2 inches long
One of my very first pictures ever.

He is absolutely perfect! Jeff and I feel so incredibly blessed that we have our little man here to hold and love. And I might be partial... but I think he is the the most gorgeous baby ever.

I'll spare everyone details... and just let you know that our delivery was pretty much perfect. I was induced around 7:30am on Sunday and started "active" labor around 10pm. And as I said, he decided to grace us with his prescence at 11:21 pm. All in all, the experience was nothing like what I was expecting and Jeff was amazing through it. More on him in a moment...

So far... Porter is awesome. He is sweet, loving, cuddly, and I'm sorry... but gassy. Boy can seriously pass some gas. I never thought I would say it... but it's so cute... and funny at the same time. He HATES having his diaper changed and being naked (which I'm sure will change). He really doesn't like being swaddled. He loves being able to stretch out and sleeping on our chests. he's already taking after his Daddy in loving the outdoors. I think we could sit outside all day long and he would be perfectly content. Our feeding and sleeping schedule is getting a little bit more normal. He has been sleeping for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours at night and then eating and sleeping for another 3-4 hours. It is so nice. He makes the most adorable faces when he's asleep. I love watching them. I think once he figures it out... he's going to have the prettiest smile. Here's a little sneak peek...

Do you see my cute little grin??? :)

We had a little fight with jaundice and couldn't get his numbers to go down so we had to have some Bili lights brought out to the house. I had a hard time with the "tanning bed" when they first brought it out... but as it turns out, Porter really didn't mind it all that much. His numbers went from an 18.4 to a 12.6 overnight and we were so happy. Doctors office 4 days in row... heel pricks 4 days in a row... no fun.
Me in my "tanning bed"

Having Jeff home has been such a phenomenal experience for us as a family. I love watching him with Porter. I love seeing them interact. It has been such a bonding experience for us and everyone kept saying it... and they were right... this is time that we will never be able to get back. On the other side of it... I have been so humbled by labor, delivery, and the aftermath of all of it. Jeff has taken such good care of me over the last 2 weeks. I really feel like I am the luckiest woman in the world. He is such an amazing husband and an even better father. I love him with all that I am and all that I have. We are going to miss him so much when he goes back to work tomorrow. :(

I love Daddy!

Just chil-axing with my daddy!
And now for what you all really
After my first bath!
Sitting outside with Mommy
"Current Family Favorite"
Mommy and Me

I promise to try and update fairly often... but I won't say how often it will be. Once Porter and I get on a more regular schedule it will be easier. For now... I leave you with what has become the most beautiful sight to me.

Also... we would like to thank everyone that came and visited us in the hospital. It was great to see everyone and we feel very blessed to have so many people that care. All of our love.
The Andersons