Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sleepy time

How do you get a baby to fall asleep? This may be a little unorthodox but we figure, if it works, what could be the harm?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day

Ah, one of the joys of having a child is being able to dress them in silly clothes and hats. We bought this at Target for a buck, so it wasn't too big of an investment. Well, St. Patrick's day is a week away and Louisa is ready to celebrate it with her old man. I'm not sure if I'll let her take Irish Dancing lessons, only because it is so much more expensive for girls. She is too young to do any dancing anyways, but she'll be able to listen to Irish drinking songs and rebellion songs.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A second smile!

Well, I never actually blogged about the first smile but Kayleen caught Louisa's second smile today. (These are smiles while she is awake. She has smiled in her sleep many times.) Sunday was the first time Louisa smiled and it was while Kayleen was holding her. Well today it was my turn. We gave Lou another bath and after her bath we dried her off in a nice warm towel this was the expression she gave me...
Kayleen took this picture. I felt ad about stealing it from her until I saw she used the picture I took of her and Lou and put it on her blog.

Well, to catch up I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. Kayleen and I are so happy and grateful to God for giving us such a beautiful child.

I guess I should talk about the things that have been going on since Lou has arrived. Kayleen has been a great new mother. In the first week I think she was very high on the new mother euphoria because she had so much energy and all she wanted to do was to hold a look at Lou. Usually Kayleen would want to be in bed by 7:30 (Well, this might be an exaggeration on my part but still pretty early.) and I was more used to staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning. So I was pretty surprised that Kayleen was staying up late and able to handle the middle of the night feedings. When the lack of sleep started catching up to Kay, (Not me as much because Kayleen let me get my sleep. Thank you honey.) we started making sure to take advantage of Louisa's downtime.

One thing that is pretty amazing is how much newborns poop and pee. Louisa is a very healthy baby and so she has many dirty diapers. Kayleen's grandparents are providing us with a diaper service so we are using clothe diapers and so I now know how to use clothe diapers. This is a skill set that I am trying to use as little as possible.

Here is Lou in her snazzy pink jogging suit which she has not used for jogging.

Here you can see her currently blue eyes. Grandma is hoping that they stay blue.

Here I am with Lou. This is right before she gave me a smile.

Kayleen bought me a book called "The Expectant Father", which is a pretty good book and one that I would recommend for any first time dads. Well, in the book the author tries to describe the feeling he had when he would hold his newborn child and he said it was very difficult to actually put into words. The only way he could describe it was that he wanted to roll his daughter up into a ball and eat her. Well, I can't say I feel exactly like that but I am so happy and feel so blessed to have such a beautiful family. I thank God everyday!