Friday, September 17, 2010

Pain, Pleasure and Peggy

So I am not sure why, but I have no photos of Peggy. I think by the time she got down here I was deep in Newborn fog. Peggy was so wonderful and came down for a whole week to help us out. She helped with housework, early morning Xander time and company for me. It was so wonderful having her here, I was in tears when she left. Plus, Xan the Man missed his Nana!

Here is a picture of us trying to get Xander in the Boppy a bit too early. He's still a lump, a cute lump, but a lump.
This was the worst. This is what they tie your child onto when they circumcise them. I made Adam go in with Xander and he said it was horrible. The hospital that we delivered at wouldn't do the circumcision there. They had a rule that you had to wait until your son was 2 weeks old before they would do the procedure. Poor little guy. I could hear him screaming down the hall. Lesson learned: All circumcisions should be done in the hospital soon after birth. By the time they are two weeks old, they are too alert.
And here is the pure bliss. Once his circumcision had healed, he got his first bath. Xander LOVES baths. He just melts and smiles and coos in the water. We may have a future swimmer on our hands!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Xander's first visitors

We've been lucky enough to have a few visitors

Kori came first. She was on her way to Anaheim to run a Disney Marathon but flew into San Diego to see us, deliver a car seat (THANK YOU KORI!!!) and see Xander. Unfortunately, she came at a time when the XMan was Screaming his head off. She was so sweet and looked amazing. Love you Miss Kori!
Next cam Uncle Keith and Uncle Brian. Keith trained in with us at "Finding Nemo-The Musical". He was my Marlin and we just loved being together. He and Brian came down for a little vacation to San Diego and they stopped by to say hi to the new little man.

Keith holding a newborn for, I think, the first time. He was so sweet with this little guy!
Here's Brian, the pro, holding Xander for the first time.
We are truly blessed to have such amazing friends who will sacrifice to be a part of our lives. Thank you guys!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Xander's First Sponge Bath

I Loved giving Xander his first bath. It helped to make everything so real.

Xander loved getting wet. He enjoyed the water and looking in my eyes. Mom was there the whole time to help.
I also found out that he totally relaxed when I washed his hair. AHHH! Relief!
I ALSO found out that he hates it when bath time is over and he has to get dressed. Nice set of lungs, this kid!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mom and Jon and first days home

Because you can't be sure when your little bundle of joy will arrive (unless you are having a induction) my mom and little brother started driving the morning after I told them Xander was on his way. It was so great to see family!!!

Here's mom holding Xander for the first time.
We brought Xander home and Adam geared up for his first diaper change. Mom was there on standby just in case. Well Xander lived up to expectation and peed ALL over Adam. He doesn't look too mad though.
When we got home we had a beautiful delivery of Edible Arrangements from Joe and Jen. It was so big and delicious. It was bigger than Xander!!!
Xander spending some one on one time with Uncle Jon.
Mom and Xander and Adam and I went and walked around Balboa Park while Jon went surfing. I LOVE my Moby Wrap. It is so versatile and easy to use and keeps Xander close and comfortable.
Thank you so much for coming down and helping us that first week mom and Jon! We love you!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First day of life

So I must say, being a parent is AMAZING!!!! Insane, but AMAZING. Xander's first night with us was pretty regular. He cried, I fed him. He is a really good eater, so no problems there. He basically just wanted to eat and sleep, which I here is normal;-)

Xander still trying to open his eyes
Stretching after a long day
Okay, we both were a little tired. What a day! Our whole lives are changed!!!