Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Baptism


Nathan got baptized this weekend. And he turned 1 month old! What a weekend!

My family watched The Godfather to prepare for the baptism. I am not even kidding. My brother Stephen (the younger of the two) was the Godfather and my husband asked our friend Anne to be the Godmother. Nathan didn't cry when he was baptized, and our priest said he never saw a baby not cry, lol.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The First Week of 2U2

Was crazy.

We got home on Sunday the 29th (Nathan was born on Friday). On Wednesday, I came down with such a horrible headache that I worried I had a spinal headache. I have never had a headache like that before. I still have no idea what the headache was. However, it felt much better the next day. I got my blood pressure checked at the doctor and everything looked good, too. I do have several pulled muscles in my neck (I have no idea how I did that) -- and I know that at least one of them is pressing against a nerve, so perhaps that caused the headache? No clue. I did get a prescription for Loratab. I've only taken one -- that first day. But when I went to pick it up, it cost me 47 cents! What the heck? No wonder people are addicted to pain killers! ;)

So the first week was rough -- my headache/neck problem, Luke came down with an ear infection and pink eye, and the first week with a newborn is always challenging in general. It was crazy, with three out of the four of us seeing the doctor! The second week was better. We spent this weekend home at my parents' house, which was very nice. My in town family all got to meet Nathan, which was fun!

But before that, Nathan was 1 week old! :) Here he is at one week:


And here are the boys' feet. Luke is so dainty, isn't he?


Sunday, May 6, 2012



Nathan Matthew joined us on April 27 at 5:32 p.m. He came out with a blond mohawk!


8 lbs, 13 oz., 20.5 inches. He was 8 lbs., 7 oz. when he left the hospital and then 9 pounds even Tuesday at his first doctor's appointment. We also had a tongue tie clipped Tuesday. (Luke had one as well. With Luke's we didn't have to clip it until 4 months, but the combination of the tongue tie and the round the clock nursing left me with really really bad pain. The clipping has helped.)


Big brother is so excited about BABY. He wants to show us that Nathan has eyes. He wants to kiss him and hug him and give him heavy love by basically laying on top of him (we don't let him do this, of course).