Sunday, October 18, 2009

One Week Old

One week! I can't believe he has been in this world for a week already. We are all so in love with him, more and more every day. I am cherishing these newborn days. I've never done that before, but I feel so calm and relaxed so I'm able to enjoy it. I don't know if it's because he is my fourth baby, but I feel like I'm finally getting things right. I know what I am doing. I know that despite what I do or don't do, Devin will be okay. That's the amazing thing about babies! Here are a few things I already know about him, things I've learned in only seven days:

-He goes through 10-12 diapers a day. Sometimes he can easily poop 4 times in one hour!

-He LOVES to lie on my chest, and I love him lying on my chest. We sleep like that most of the time. During the night after he ate I laid him in his little bed, all snug in his blanket. He grunted and squeaked for several minutes and I could tell he was not happy. Knowing neither of us would get any sleep like that, I laid him on my chest. He cuddled right in and within a few seconds he was sound asleep. It was so gratifying knowing that he KNEW me and I was all he wanted.

-He does NOT like to be swaddled and never has. I'm not surprised by this because he was so stretched out in the womb. In the hospital when the nurses would swaddle him, he would get mad. He would rather lie flat out on a blanket and move his arms and legs rather than be bound. Maybe that means he has a really free spirit!

-When he's hungry and about to latch on to nurse, he snarles like an animal. It's the cutest thing.

-He's an incredibly good eater and I can tell he's already chunking up.

-He wakes up at night like clock work to eat every three hours. I love our time together during the night when the house is silent.

I can't wait to see this little guy's personality emerge more and more. I love him so much I can hardly stand it! There's so much to look forward to with this little guy. We love you, Devin boy!


Julie said...

I am so happy that everything seems to be going so well. Enjoy that special time.


Janice and Jessica said...

Gosh, from these pictures he looks just like Ethan! He's such a cutie.

Joey and Nettifer said...

he looks like his daddy! How precious I love those preboobie sounds they make! Love it!

Audrey said...

He is starting to fill out! What a cutie!!

I feel the same way about the fourth. I just can't believe it took four kids before I really felt like I knew what I was doing!

Sarah Stiles said...

Aww, he really is a cutie! Is that a little smile I see on the second pic? Speaking of, I tried calling you. My offer for photos still stands (i.e. PLEASE can I play? Pretty, pretty please?)

Cameron always made noises, too. He still does. We are always asking him, "Cameron, why do you make those little noises?" His answer, "Because I do." The logic of a child.

Jeanette said...

He is precious. Congrats.

Those first few weeks are always wonderful! They go by way to fast.

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