I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas day- we spent it together at home and are looking forward to having our families visit this weekend.
We made sausage and cheese biscuits for breakfast- but ate around noon b/c things take longer with a newborn! Then we opened our stockings from each other-way too much candy!!! (I don't have any pictures, but just imagine the post-halloween loot!)
We already opened our big gift to each other- our Wii and WiiFit, we've been enjoying it all week!
It was actually warm enough to go on a walk in the afternoon- and I wore flip flops!
Tonight, we're having a small Christmas dinner at home- I am making a ham, so beware!!!!
Of course, our best Christmas gift arrived Dec 2- and we're in love!!!
With a week before Christmas, REMEMBER:Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleighJESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a yearJESUS is an ever- present help
Santa fills your stockings with goodiesJESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvitedJESUS stands at your door and knocks...and then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see SantaJESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lapJESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too .He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.JESUS has a heart full of love.JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry"JESUS says"Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."
Santa's little helpers make toysJESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle butJESUS gives you joy that fills your soul& he is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree,JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about. Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas season 2008
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the 2009 New Year.
Hello out there, this is Connor posting b/c my Mommy is very tired. She wanted to get some pictures up to share with all the relatives and keep up with me so I am helping her out.
I've had a very exciting week at home. On Monday, we went to my first pediatrician's appt where I had gained back some of my weight I lost in the hospital. I was very well behaved for my nurse and doctor. There were some large babies in the waiting room- I had never seen other babies besides my neighbors at the hospital. They were all walking around and eating snacks. And Daddy showed me the fish tank while we waited. So it was a good outing for me.
Also, i got my first piece of mail - it was a christmas card from my great granny. I liked it a lot.
I like my new bed much better than that little clear box they had me in the hospital. I can really stretch out.
My daddy went back to work this week, and i missed him. When he got home I made sure to have some snuggle time with him.
Mommy had a doctor's appointment on Friday so we got to ride in the car again! I was again very well behaved and slept the whole time we were at the office.
So overall it was a great week for me!!!! Mommy and Daddy are adjusting to me being here and I'm keeping the washing machine in business. And my umbilical cord stump fell off today so I finally have a real belly button!!!
We came home on Thursday and have been enjoying our little boy!!!!! He's so sweet, but definately has his own personality already- and knows what he likes! We're very tired, but he is worth it :)
Some pics to enjoy.....
Car ride home from the hospital.....it was dark, rainy and cold outside, but he slept most of the way.
First diaper change at home. This is the usual way he expresses his love for diaper changes.
Checking out the bouncy seat- so far he is a fan
Prior to his first sponge bath at home, he absolutely loves this blanket- so soft!
Post-first bath. This picture is deceiving b/c there was certainly a lot of screaming in between the two photos. I have to admit I bought this towel as soon as I found out we were having a boy, so it was fitting we use it first!!!!
Connor Patrick arrived Tuesday, December 2 at approx 3:17 pm. He weighs 7 lbs, 7 oz, measured 20 1/4 inches long and is perfect!!!!!! After all the stress about him being too small, he came out appropriate for gestational age!!!! And he fits quite well into his newborn size clothes!!
I was induced starting Monday night and had a very quick and uneventful labor on Tuesday, well until his actual delivery due to the fact that the only person in the room at the time of arrival with any medical training was his mother. And the only witness to his birth was his father.
No, I'm not kidding, and I'll post more details in a later post, but he was definately ready to come out!!!
Just wanted to share a few quick pictures- we are still in the hospital, but he's doing great!!
Minutes after his arrival.
Mom, Dad and Connor
Hanging out in the nursery warming up...
I guess it is good I didn't buy any of those preemie clothes after all!!!!!!
I did the limited decorating that we're doing this year over the weekend, along with listening to Christmas music and watching cheesy Hallmark movies such as "Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus". I also saw the sequel, I've forgotten the name but it was basically a 2 hour movie of Santa and his fiance' planning their wedding. Be sure to catch it in the next 24 days!!!
This collection of things is our "mantle", also know as basically the only place to put items in our living room. Therefore it is crammed full of stuff. And, if you noticed, yes our TV is really that small. And it is the biggest one we own. LOL, we don't care that much.
Close up of our little baby tree this year. I have tried and tried to find a place to put our regular tree this year, but since we live in an apartment that has now been invaded with a swing, bouncy, seat, glider and footstool, pack and play and 1 million other infant items, it just isn't going to work right now. Next Christmas it will back and better than ever!!!!! So I have this little tree that I usually put outside next to the front door. It is decorated with silver and maroon ball ornaments, and yes, mini polar bears.