Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The first days home

This first days home with Jake have been amazing. Jake and I got to leave the hospital on Sunday (the 21st). We had one night to try the parent life solo before grandparent reinforcements arrived. Erich's mom, dad, & sister got here last Monday and stayed for a week and then my parents came this last Sunday. It has been super helpful to have grandparents around and very enjoyable having all this company. We have had crazy warm weather which has been very convenient Erich and his dad spent 3 days getting wood for this winter and then Erich and my dad have spent the past few days replacing the front end of his truck. All in all life has been beyond wonderful. I had no idea how fun and fulfilling life is as a parent. I could sit and snuggle and play with Jake all day long. It's hard for me to want to put him down to do anything else! I don't know how, considering his genes, but he is a very laid back, sweet lil' guy. He doesn't cry too much except when he's naked, and he sleeps really well. Anyhow more pictures to come but here's a few to start out with. Jake gained a pound just this past week--I can't believe how quickly he's changing!!!

(This is Jake the day he came home from the hospital)

(Libby is still not sure what she thinks about Jake but this is her meeting him for the first time)

(Jake loves to have his hands out and to stretch. This is a picture from this morning)

(Erich got a chance to take the dogs out and hunt with his father while they were here visiting. There didn't see too many birds but had fun getting out nonetheless. The only bad thing about being a mom is not being able to join all the outings)

(This is Jake before his first bath. He's still smiling here but that quickly turned to screams. Poor thing hates baths).

11 comments:

RaeAnn said...

We are so happy for you and apoligize for being a little (lot) self absorbed. I am glad to hear motherhood is all you've dreamed of and more!

Ashley and Nolan said...

He's so cute, and I am glad he's such a great baby. HOpe you are feeling well. I am glad you have been able to have so much help. You'll be able to go on those outings soon enough, and Jake will love em! I always say it is easier to take newborns out because they sleep so much, and are content just chilling in the carseat.

Jeff and Lea said...

He is so cute! So glad that he is a good sleeper. Ours were pretty good too. They do grow so fast! In fact our girls turn 1 this friday!!! I can't beleive how fast it has gone. It will go by so fast with you and little Jake. So enjoy every moment, even the diaper blow outs of yellow mustard shot up to his neck!! Speaking of which, how is Erich with the diaper changes? Jeff changed all the diapers the 3 days we were at the hospital. I didn't change one until we got home. He is a pro at it. So are you nursing? How is it gowing?

Celeste Adams said...

Congrats on your new baby! He is adorable. I'm jealous you were blessed with such a good baby. Cannon my oldest was really good then I got Karlee and she was a little firecracker. Still is, but atleast she is old enough to communicate what she wants. I hope you are recovering fast. Cherish them while they are little, they grow up SO fast.

meagan said...

It sounds like Jacob and I are growing at the same rate, almost a pound a week! I bet the weight looks lots better on him. Glad to hear you guys are adjusting well. It was fun to hear all the stories from Sandy, from what I heard, you guys are amazing parents.

Reminiscers said...

Cute kid! Glad to hear things are going well. And Kara, don't worry, you and little Jake will be heading out in the hills shortly I imagine. Heck I say bundle him up and put some earmuffs on him so he can see you harvest your second deer.

Johnson Family said...

He is just so cute!! I am so glad that things are going well for you. I bet that it was so wonderful having your families there. So I have been meaning to call you but our cell phone got smashed. If you get any spare time send me your #.

MacKenzie said...

he is so cute congrats

Natalie said...

I am SO happy for you! Glad that you are all home and doing well. Makes me anxious for our little guy.

Brandy said...

Congrats you guys! He is beautiful! Little boys are so much fun! Enjoy every minute of him being tiny because I miss the tiny stage when they are so snuggly! :o)

bdawg schmash andrizzle & n.o.p said...

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And congrats. You all seem so happy. Jake's adorable. Keep the pictures coming.