Wednesday, February 27, 2013

9 Weeks

Our Linebacker is 9 weeks old.   He is sleeping so much better now.  I am functioning mom again.  Most nights he goes to bed between 11-11:30.  Then he gets up at some point during the night for about 1 1/2 hours.  Normally we seem to be up around 3-4:30 or so.  Now that I am a rested mom, I enjoy (most) of these night time moments together.  Many nights we watch the news.  Several times we have heard stories of babies being abused.  Last night I looked down at him in my arms.

He is just beyond precious.  His long eyelashes across his chubby cheeks.  That perfect rest where he is so relaxed, so secure, so loved without even knowing what love is.  It literally breaks my heart to think of a baby being hurt.  I truly don't understand it. 
No real point to this post other than I love this little guy.  He is so sweet, so squishy and so loveable.  And thinking that this is our last makes me very emotional.  I love this innocent baby phase.  I love my baby.  I love my family and work hard to never, ever forget how blessed I am.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

When a Great Day Goes Bad

Today started off real nice.  Our Linebacker is 2 months old now!  He went to bed last night and he was a bit...snorty.  During the night he a little trouble nursing.  I actually had a job interview this morning and was gone for his first feeding.  When I got home, my husband left and I went to nurse the baby.  He could not latch on and seemed to be breathing awfully hard.  I was worried but we already had his two month check up scheduled.  I pumped and put it in a bottle to take with us.  I dropped the big kids off with my dad, got some gas and then took the Linebacker in for his appointment.  The doctor came in and heard the Linebacker.  He started listening to his chest and watching his belly.  His next words almost stopped my heart.  He said, "Do you feel safe driving?"  I said, "I think so."  He said, "You need to take him to the ER. Now.  If you cannot go straight there I need to get him an ambulance."  I almost lost it.  I heard the words RSV and pneumonia.  My brain was on overload.  I loaded him up, called my dad, my husband and my mom.  We got the ER and ther were expecting us.  They heard him breathing but were not quite as concerned as our doctor.  My mom was there with us and hearing their lack of concern made me feel a bit better.  They did x-rays, tested for RSV and influenza.  Everything came back clear and normal.  But he still seemed yucky, was spitting up a lot and not eating.  They brought in a thing to suck out his nose and they got yellow gunk out.  Immediately he settled and was ready to eat.  Long story short....he had snot.  They said a virus.  A virus that presents as RSV but without complications.  Now we are home and resting and I am totally drained.  To calm myself down.....chocolate and Downton Abbey.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Moment to Savor

The Professor and his sisters.  

A pic. of all 4 and it is at least a good shot!  Not the best, but I will take it!

I LOVE this!! How cool is this shot?

Don't you love the Hippie?

Can you tell the Linebacker is growing up?

I love days like this and capturing these moments.  Time is going so fast.  I love savoring these moments and beautiful days. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

7 Weeks...Look at the Cheeks!

I cannot get over the Linebacker's cuteness.  I am so in love with his chubby little cheeks.  He is so squeezable and kissable and lovable!!! Best little Valentine's gift for sure.  He is also 7 weeks old now and since he is likely our last, I am trying to soak up these precious moments with him.  Holding onto him a little longer, snuggling him, loving the new baby smells and softness.  He is a wonderful baby and we are all head over heels in love with this little guy.

Friday, February 1, 2013

We Have a Name!

Finally.  Coming up with blog nicknames is hard.  Especially when trying to name them as an infant.  Our oldest is the Genuis

Our next child is the Hippie

Our third is the Professor

And now....we have come up with a name for our fourth.  Due to so many people comparing him to a football player...specifically a linebacker...he is the Linebacker! 

See, he has his game face on!

And look at these feet! He will be running and playing sports before I know it...even if these sleepless nights feel endless.

And this face....guaranteed to take him places in life. 

We love you Linebacker!!!!