Thursday, December 17, 2009

6 weeks old

Life is better than ever with our precious baby boy. We are loving our new names of "Connar's mommy" and "Connar's daddy". I love staying home with him and taking care of him all day. I just can't get enough of him...As I type this, I want to actually go wake him up just to kiss all over him and snuggle with him. He is growing like a weed and has such a sweet personality. He can now recognize Talton and I and smiles when we talk to him....that is amazing and so fun to see! He is working really hard on holding his head up. He is sleeping between 4-5 hours at night before waking up to be fed and changed, and we're praying that that continues and gets even longer as time goes on. He is beginning to make little noises every now and then. It's so neat to hear him as he's learning to find his voice. I could talk about him all day long if given the opportunity, so let me go ahead and show you some pictures so you can see for yourself what a handsome, happy, sweet baby we have the pleasure of having at our fingertips every day.

Here is our sweet little monkey...

So stinkin' cute!!!

HO HO HO! Merry Christmas Connar!

Look at that smile! Beautiful!

Ha! Adorable!

He's soooooo sweet and kissable!

Connar's 1st visit with Santa--he slept the entire time

I came across this and thought I'd share....This is the night before I went into labor. It was at a Halloween party. We didn't concern ourselves with dressing up this year (Talton threw on the wig and sunglasses from his costume last year), because we were at the point where I could go into labor at any given moment....and I did about 24 hours after this picture was taken. This is one of the last pictures of me pregnant. Look at how big Connar was!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I can hardly believe that Connar has been in our lives for a month now. Now I know what other people mean when they say that time flies when you have kids. We are so blessed that I'm able to stay home with Connar for the first couple months of his life.

Here are some current facts about our little man at 1 month old:
- He has recently discovered the hanging lambs and stars on the mobile above his swing, so he's actually liking to sit in the swing more often for a longer period of time now.
- He's sleeping in the pack'n play bassinet next to our bed and will sleep for 3-4 hours at a time during the night.
- He's starting to hold his head up for longer periods of time when he's laying on his belly.
- He seems to like to sleep on his side (when we're next to him awake of course!).
- He likes to ride in the car.
- He's starting to enjoy his warm baths more and more each time. Warm towels fresh out of the dryer have helped with that!

On this 1 month birthday of Connar's life, I want to also acknowledge my wonderful husband. Not a day goes by that I don't think about how lucky I am to have the husband that I do. When my spinal headaches forced me to lay down and not be able to take care of my family 100% after the birth, not only did Talton take the lead with our new baby, he also took care of me and nursed me back to health. Not only did he go out for diapers and formula during that time, he also made sure that we had our meals in the beginning. And not only does he take on part of the nightly feedings, he also feeds Connar before he leaves for work so that I can get some more sleep before taking on the job of full-time Mommy for the day. I've said it before, but I'll say it again... I love you Talton.

I sang to Connar on his 1 week, 2 week, 3 week, and 4 week birthdays, so it's only fitting that I sing to him today.