Apr 07, 2017
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We absolutely love our Dock-A-Tot.  It’s perfect for co-sleeping when your daddy has unruly flying elbows lol.  It’s also great for when momma needs to put you down for a few minutes to shove a Lara bar in her mouth after a long stretch of “hold me and do not put me down under any circumstances” 😉

Oh my goodness, I love him so much.  And in that top photo, I spy some little thigh chubbies in the making.

1 month and 1 day old.

This sweet boy started throwing smiles our way before even a month old.  It totally makes up for the fact we aren’t allowed to put him down or wear him.  He refuses both of those, but when he smiles, all that melts away.  I love it when he makes eye contact and smiles with his whole body, it’s just the best!

Apr 03, 2017

Zachary is a huge fan of being held.  Setting him down is against all the rules.  Swing, nope.  Rock and play during the day, nope.  Playmat, nope.  So, when I have to take a potty break, this is the scene, the big kids trying to calm him while I take 2.2 seconds to potty.  I think the longest stretch I’ve had that he wouldn’t let me put him down was 14 hours.  I had to remind myself a few times that these sweet newborn snuggles are fleeting!

Jonah adores Zachary.  Which means he’s almost always in his bubble.  Sometimes that makes Zachary a little wide eyed lol.  Love these snaps of them snuggling in my bed the other day….messy face, wide eyes, and all.

Jonah adores Zachary.  He gives him the most love, the most kisses and hugs.  It’s seriously the sweetest thing.  That’s not to say it hasn’t been an adjustment adding a new very needy (yet adorable) person to our family.  Thankfully Jonah is throwing that at Jason and I and not toward Zachary.  We are in the trenches of figuring our new normal out, including all kinds of not so fun new behavior and hurling himself off of things, but I’m super thankful he adores our new addition so much.

In some ways, the first month flew by.  And in others it’s gone by very slowly.  Such is the newborn haze phase.  I’m still recovering very slowly from our birth experience, emotionally and physically.  But I love how much we have learned about him in the first month.  He’s a good sleeper and absolutely loves to nurse. Just like Jude at this age, he starting to lose his hair on the top. His super sized monster baby feet still make us laugh. One morning we woke up and his big toes were sticking out of his sleeper. He busted right through the seems! Oh, the biggest news, he threw a few really adorable smiles our way already! I love it that he scowls at us right before and right after he busts out a smile. Funny baby! We love that he is starting to react to us more and have more waking hours. The big kids are counting the days until they can make him laugh while Momma and Daddy are embracing these fleeting days of him being so sweet and small.

Duder *is* fascinating.

Mar 27, 2017
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Lots of boys in our house and I just love it.  And I love how they all love on Zachary constantly.