Thursday, August 20, 2009

Things I've learned...

  • Baby poop stinks, no matter what people say.
  • Never underestimate the power of a hot shower.
  • Daytime TV sucks.
  • Our friends rock...we've had two to three meals brought to us every week since Banks was born. Also, starting next week our Sunday school class is providing meals for us three times a week for a MONTH!!! I'm loving not having to worry about what we're going to eat!!!
  • My house may never be clean again. I made it my goal for this week to dust the house. It's taken me three days to finish two rooms. Amazing.
  • I really need a new pair of glasses.
  • Cravings don't go away just because you're no longer pregnant. At least not for me. I'm still all about my daily desserts!
  • Thank you notes can wait.
  • And finally, it'll be ok. I have to tell myself that daily.

And, because you probably don't care what I've learned and want to see what Banks has been up to here are a few shots from the week:





Sunday, August 16, 2009

2 weeks!

Well, we've had a chaotic second week...I was put back in the hospital for three days for an infection but luckily they put me in postpardum so Banks was able to room in with me. He did quite well and we are so happy to be at home. I'm still not feeling 100% but I'm getting better each day! Matt has been an amazing father and stepped it up even more while I was in the hospital! His mom has been here this week helping us out and she has been such a God-send! Here is Banks on his two week birthday. He wasn't really feeling it that day.

Also, Banks had his two week check-up and is now 9 pounds 1 ounce (90th percentile), and is in the 90th percentile for head circumference. Length he's in the 50th percentile. He had a great check-up and the doctor told us we could let him go as long as he would during the night without waking him up to feed. Music to my ears...however, he still prefers the three hour schedule even when we're not waking him up to eat!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

One week!

What do you do when your baby turns one week old? What else but have a photo shoot!!! We are settling in to a three hour schedule and loving having my mom here. She is a LIFESAVER!!! Here are some pictures from today:


Monday, August 3, 2009

Banks is here!!!

Thursday, July 30th at 9:40 pm Michael Banks Still was born. He was 8 lbs 11 ozs and 21 inches. He has the sweetest disposition. Now, don't get me wrong...that does not mean the fellow doesn't have a set of lungs! Here are some pictures from the last few days!
Right after delivery

My attempt at a photo shoot

Coming home! Anna made the door hanger and we've gotten so many compliments on it!

The new norm

I have lots of other pictures to put on here but have a hard time finding time to do it! Hopefully I'll get better about updating the blog in a more timely manner.