Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy one month-iversary Fraser!

Here follows a series of points and pictures to commemorate this- Fraser's one month birthday!

1. Sleep. I recall stating that I was THRILLED that Fraser was getting up 3-4 times per night. Well, I suppose that was great compared to getting up seven times a night, but I'm not so delighted with that any more.... I'd now prefer 1-2 times if anyone up there is up for granting such requests! I AM happy to report, however, that the paper route curse (i.e., waking up by 6 each morning) is currently not in effect thank HEAVENS. Apparently sheer exhaustion trumps the paper route curse! The negative side to that is that I miss my mornings with Lowell. He takes off by 7:45am, and Frase and I usually roll out of bed around 8am. The other morning I THOUGHT I was awake when he got up, and I clearly remembered him lovingly wrapping me in dough (from the bread maker... obviously) before leaving. I also remember fake sleeping so he could complete this romantic act. It was only when I ACTUALLY woke up that I realized it was just a dream (as I was not covered in dough... duh). What does that even MEAN?!

2. I find breastfeeding utterly fascinating (pun unintended initially...but then totally intended). I've spent many hours staring at his precious face as he sucks away on the always-ready bottles hanging from my chest that I tote around with me 24/7 for his convenience. Totally intriguing.

3. Our boy is GROWING! he now weighs 10lbs 9oz and is 23 inches long. The only way I can tell he grew (besides actually weighing him) is that he is now filling out the 0-3 month sleepers that hung off of him at the hospital. If anyone out there is looking to put on some poundage, I'd be more than willing to bottle up some of this miracle milk and send it your way! By the way, I have not yet tried it myself (which is amazing to me because believe you me I WILL be trying it at some point). KUMUEU has, but I haven't. Allow me to explain... Fraser spit up, I caught it in my hand and didn't have anything to wipe it on, and Kums just HAPPENED to be sauntering by (this has happened more than once. I should probably have clothes/towels/tissues on me more).

4. MAN this kid has big hands and feet.

And you know what they say about guys with big hands... they also have big gloves! hehe

5. Kumeu has always been a cuddler, but now he's even more of a cuddler. While I'm nursing Fraser, he crawls up on the couch beside me and rests his head on my lap. Or if Lowell is home, he'll jump on his lap and snuggle up. Don't worry- we've been giving him lots of love. I try to make it to the dog park nearly every day, and he's regularly smothered with hugs and kisses.

6. Frase got passport pictures done! It was a fairly ridiculous experience, but 30 minutes, 4 employees, 4 different positions, and 40 pictures later, a photo was finally selected... and it was the THIRD picture that was taken. Take note: if you ever get a passport photo for one so young, insist that they lay him down on the white sheet... apparently that's okay and it would've been sooooo much easier (with much less crazy flashing in their poor infant eyes). Seriously... how picky can they BE with 2.5-week old infants?! The only way this kid would be turned away from borders is because of extreme cuteness.

The passport should be here mid November, then we can get started on our family goal of taking at least one trip each year!

7. When Fraser was 10 days old, he was the ring bearer in Julie Anne & Ryan's wedding! More on that to come, but I recently put him in his tuxedo outfit again, so I'll whet your appetite with that...

Oops- how embarrassing. He WAS wearing pants...

8. Fraselnut has enjoyed all of his family snuggles from the very beginning!

9. We pass some of the daytime nursing hours watching Ellen, the news, and plowing through the seasons of Matlock & Murder She Wrote. Andy Griffith and Angela Lansbury are pretty much my heroes.

10. Shareen and Maggie (her puppy daughter) just got here and there are many more family snuggles to come!!

11. By the way... I'm feeling great, and the Fraselnut is a generally content baby, and we're totally into a little routine (knock on wood it lasts!). I love spending my days with my boy (and trust me... I do NOT usually look like this (i.e., clean))...

12. And now for a smattering of images of Fraser over the past few weeks...

Check out that HAIR...

"Mommy, I kind of have to poo"...

In an adorable vest handmade by Alisha...

In the absolute most precious moccasins you ever did see...

"Put 'er there"...Well THAT was a whirlwind of a month. We look forward to what Fraser has in store for us this next month! Before you know it, this kid will be headed off to college...

1 comment :

marcandorkylie said...

I love your dough dream! So nice of you to lay still while Lowell wrapped you in dough. hee hee Great pics of Fraser, have fun with Maggie and Shareen!!