Friday, September 21, 2012

Parker: One Month

Parker is 1 Month Old!

I think I've mentioned this, but Parker is the best baby.  His first month has been full of visits from family and many outings.  He just goes with it and doesn't seem to mind that he was born into a busy family and a big city.

Just in the last week we have noticed Parker focusing on objects more and following our voices.  He is eating well, as you can see, and sleeping well too.  Last night I fed him at 10:30 pm then again at 2:45 am and not again till 6:30 am.  It basically felt like I was only up once with him.  I'm still tired, but encouraged that he might be sleeping through the night sooner than later.  I'm still feeding him every 4 hours, even if he is asleep, but maybe at his one month appointment she'll give me the go ahead to not wake him up if he happens to sleep later than that.

Jack, Elliott, and Lillie love Parker.  Lillie is very protective of him.  She doesn't like for other people to take care of him, just me and Freddy T.  Jack is convinced that he laughed, but he's not quite there yet.  The kids are going to love it when they can get a fun reaction out of him.  

It's already kind of hard to remember the daily routine with out Parker.  He is a perfect fit for this crazy crew!

When I started the monthly photos with Jack I just wrote on a sign.  Technology has changed since then and many people do fancy things with Photoshop to take creative monthly pictures.  I don't have time to figure that stuff out right now, so carrying on with tradition Parker gets the basic paper and marker sign.  I'll just feel accomplished to get this done each month on the day!

 He had a grip on Jack's hand here and smiled a little.

Parker has always had chubby cheeks, but they are growing and we are noticing his legs filling out as well.  I have a feeling he will be chubby just like the other 3 were!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Parker- 2 Weeks Old

Parker is 2 weeks old today.  
I think he might be the best baby we've had so far.  He continues to be pretty laid back.  He is still mainly eating and sleeping most of the time.  I'm up with him 2-3 times a night but he usually goes right back to sleep.    At his 1 week appointment he weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz.  He is a good fit for our family.

He has been busy the past few weeks.  Here are some of the activities he has been a part of: He's been to 4 of the 5 playgrounds in our neighborhood, he's been out to eat 3 times, went to the doctor in Union Square and to Trader Joe's, had dinner and desert on the River Walk along the East River, watched his older brothers and sister ride the carousel at Chelsea Piers, went to the driving range at Chelsea Piers with Gran and Gramps, went to Macy's with Mommy and Daddy to look at couches, rode the bus a few times, and took his first trip to Gallery Church.  

School starts this week for Jack, Elliott, and Lillie and I have a feeling Parker will feel like life is strangely boring once we settle into our school routine.  During the school year we rarely leave the neighborhood during the week.  I'm really looking forward to finding our new normal.


I'll share more of our birth experience once I get a few pictures off of Freddy's phone.