Friday, December 17, 2010

Baby M from Birth to Now

These are a few of my favorite pictures of Magnus starting from youngest to oldest. You can actually see him getting bigger and chubbier :) I take way too many pictures every day. It's a problem.My 2 babies (Bear looks like Andre the Giant next to Magnus!)

The little mama

He looks so little here because Andy's hand is so huge and it covers his whole body!

My Three Sons (haha-Andy and I used to watch that show-we're dorks)

Look at those chubby cheeks!

And finally-we have the double chin that appeared sometime last week :)

So, I am going to be completely cliche'... where has the time gone? How is my baby almost 7 weeks old?! He already doesn't even seem like a newborn anymore because he is so very large and in charge. At his one month check-up he weighed 12 lbs. 7 oz. and was 23 1/4 inches long. That was about 95th% for both of those. His head was in the 50th%. He is a BIG bruiser, that's for darn sure. I have hurt my back a couple of times when I haven't braced myself to pick him up (bend at the knee and use your legs! Haha). I am completely in love and just stare at him and kiss and nibble on his fat cheeks all day long. He has started smiling a little bit, but I think he's going to be a bit of a serious kid. You really have to work to get those smiles! We all adore him and each of the kids can't wait to see him every morning. I was honestly surprised at how much Baron loves his brother and how sweet and loving and tender he is with him. The girls love to mother and hold him and Jonah just likes to hold or play with him if he's not to busy with something else :)

He has fit perfectly into our family and now I can't remember what it was like without him. Isn't it funny how quickly that happens? I also can't say enough how glad I am to not be pregnant. I really tried to enjoy it for the last time but near the end there, I hated every waking moment. Even though I'm up once a night for feedings, I sleep 100 times better now than I did before. Almost pain free. And I love my bed again. Ahhhhhh....

He's a pretty good baby, but he definetely has his moments. He is pretty content to lay on the couch or swing in his swing, but when he wants to be held, he will really let us know. And he prefers me for sure. Sometimes one of the kids or Andy will be holding him and he won't stop crying until I come and get him and as soon as I touch him he stops. I haven't made up my mind yet if I like that or not :) He loves to eat and he will scream the minute he thinks I've waited too long to feed him. I think he should be sleeping through the night by now with how big he is. He's getting close-he goes 5 or 6 hours. My goal is 8 by the time he's 2 months. He hates to be poopy. As soon as he poops, he'll cry until he's been changed. I'm hoping this is a good sign for early potty-training (fingers crossed! ;) He also likes his binky. I don't know how I've lucked out with all 5 kids taking binky's, but I sure am glad. I love that thing, it is a lifesaver at times. He is such a sweet cuddly bug and I love love love having a baby again.

I found this poem and thought I'd share because I liked it so much:
Song for a Fifth Child

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

Babies certainly don't keep as we can tell from my pictures. This poem describes me. I've let pretty much everything go but the necessities recently just because I am lovin' my babe, as well as my other kids. I can't go on the way I have been forever, but I am using the "I just had a baby" excuse for as long as possible. I am lovin' it!


Ryan and Erin said...

Amen! I have totally felt like Boston has been in our family forever. I am also SO happy to not be pregnant and yet tried my best to enjoy all the moments. Life just goes so fast!!

Ashlie said...

He is so adorable, and can I also say 7 weeks??? That is crazy! It seems like yesterday you just had him. He is super cute!

Emily Horrocks said...

I think its so sweet how much you are enjoying him and really taking note of the special time you are having with him. I won't name any names, but there was a certain Mother I know who stopped taking so many pics, and remembers NO details of of latter children's births, stats, etc. I'm afraid I'd be like that too if I had so many kids. I can barely remember my kiddo's names.