Tuesday, July 27, 2010

late night

thought i'd take advantage of the fact that i'm wide awake at 1 a.m. with a very awake, alert two-week-old on my lap and blog. poor j had a rough day today, crying it out for the first time in the car [bad mommy didn't change his diaper before we left and he was NOT happy], getting another freaking heel prick at the doctor's -- third one! -- and having his dinner a little late since we were out with friends. so i'm feeling a little guilty and will gladly cuddle him to sleep tonight.

good news: he's back up to birth weight which means i'm feeding him right! it took two stressed-out weeks, but i'm proud to report we just about have the nursing thing down. it's not a joke when i say i count this among my bigger accomplishments in life.

our pediatrician gives us awesome reading material on child development and such, and tonight we read some of it together. one part says, "talk to your baby often to help him develop language skills. describe what you're doing throughout the day. for example, 'this is a washcloth. i'm washing your hands. i love you.'" maybe i'm just sleep deprived but i thought this was hilarious. now b and i walk around telling jack all sorts of things like "you just exploded in your diaper. i love you." and "i'm going to kiss your dad now. i love you." good times. i'm still laughing about it.

two weeks and one day till we move back to utah! i can't believe how fast the summer has gone -- i'm sad to leave colorado for sure, but i'm weirdly excited to get back to utah. or maybe i just miss my cowboy boots and crockpot.

in closing, here's a few more pictures from tiffany, just because they're adorable. my baby is now asleep so i'm going to bed. i really love sleep.





10 comments:

nichole said...

beautiful! you have one cute little boy on your hands!

and I can't wait for you to come back to UTAH. I didn't realize it was so close... YAH!

Season said...

I'd be missing my cowboy boots and crockpot too, if we were separated. I can't wait for you to come back! I can't wait to meet Jack! He's such a cutie.

The Andelins said...

Oh my gosh- that first picture of J is to die for!! So cute!! P.S. Jealous that nursing only took you 2 weeks to figure out. Took me a MONTH!

Megan said...

still think he's as handsomely beautiful as ever! what a sweet post lynds... keep em coming!

Emi said...

LOVE those pictures! And I love the way Jack is looking at his dad - hilarious!

Angela and Mike said...

haha, I love this post for so many reasons. First, I believe it is a a MUST to have one middle of the night blogpost once you become a mom. Second, I love that you explain to baby jack that he exploded his diaper...too funny. Next, HOORAY that he is nursing! Way to go, you are my hero. And lastly, I LOVE the pictures and want to eat him up. So cute.

Leandra said...

helloooooo! 2 1/2 weeks? That's amazing!!! Can't wait to meet Jack and I'm so glad his feedings are going better. I'm trying not to be nervous about how that will go over for us.

Roxanne said...

J is just SO freaking precious. I can't get enough. I may have to make a special trip to Utah just to meet him. Good luck with the move!

Sarah Ann said...

i'm excited that you are coming back to utah! hurry back so i can see you and meet little jack!

Jen said...

Cuuuute. I'm excited that you'll be back soon, although I know you'll miss Colorado.