Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Holding My Baby

I've found that is difficult and time consuming to try and type and hold my new baby at the same time. Therefore, the typing has been placed on the back burner. We have not slowed down a bit over the past month, but the majority of my time has been spent holding my new baby boy. It is so sad to think that he already turns 4 weeks old this week. I love these first few weeks with a new baby, they are so cuddly and will fall asleep in your arms so easily. Bo's first few months flew by and weren't exactly spent cuddling. That child was a sweetheart, but from about 2 weeks to 10 weeks my husband and I spent our time bouncing, swaying, rocking....anything to soothe Bo's cries. And let me tell ya - nothing worked. After we made it through that period, Bo was on the move by about 4 months, pulling himself up by 5 months, crawling before 6 months, then walking by 8 1/2 months! We missed his whole babyhood! He didn't want to be held or sat next to for several months. No cuddling with that boy. I remember the first time he actually let me sit by him on the couch with my arm around him, it was after he was a year old, we had introduced him to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (our savior). Kelly walked in and immediately noticed Bo and I sitting together and was shocked. He's a mama's boy now and loves to cuddle, although we can't quite shake the Mickey habit.
Cruz has been a great baby. He sleeps anywhere and everywhere and rarely cries. He loves to cuddle. The poor guy has already endured a bad cold when he was about a week old, so Kelly and I have found ourselves becoming huge germophobes. It doesn't help that all you hear on the news these days is about swine flu and how bad this winter will be with illnesses overtaking the country. Ugh. How do you nicely say, "Please don't touch my baby!" to complete strangers?!?

Despite the illnesses, we have been out and about. Cruz has already been to the zoo, the state fair, out west to our farm, and was baptized with his cousin Josie yesterday. Here are a few pics.

I can't say how happy I am to be able to stay home with my boys...I couldn't be happier!


Michelle said...

What sweet pictures. So glad to hear you are loving your time at home with your boys. :)

Kylie said...

I'm so glad you got a cuddler! Hope he never outgrows it. Neither of our kids like to snuggle with us, except if we pull Lilah out of her crib in the middle of the night. Then she just melts in our arms! We do it about once a week! I know, crazy! But she goes right back to bed...

Lilah looked at your photos with me and really liked seeing Bo with the tiger! We'll have to get them together soon!