Sunday, February 27, 2011

They're Here (and critically awesome)

My beautiful baby boys are here, and have been for the last 6 weeks. I am officially the worst blogger in the world, but I've been busy adapting to my new role of mom.

Judah James (on the right above at 3 weeks) was born first via c-section weighing 4 lbs 6 oz. Asher West (on the left above also at 3 weeks - duh) was born two minutes later weighing 6 lbs 5 oz. Both boys were born crying with full heads of hair.

We totally lucked out with these awesome kids. They don't give us too much trouble unless they're hungry or uncomfortable. Judah is a bit more of a dramatic little guy (dramatic chipmunk) compared to the ultra laid back Asher. We're excited to start sleep training soon so we can reclaim some of our sanity, though honestly it really hasn't been too terrible on the sleep deprivation front (but ask me again at 3am, and I'll give a different possibly curse-word-filled answer).

A few lessons I've learned in the first few weeks of motherhood:
  • Leaving preemie babies at the NICU is a blessing and a curse. It was so great to have time to recover from the birth knowing that they were receiving expert care, but so so difficult to leave the hospital day after day without those little darlings.
  • Huggies leak like crazy on my boys. I can't wait to finish the boxes I have. I want to try out Luvs, Costco and Target store brand diapers to see if they work for us, but if not I am totally sold on Pampers (which we have never had a leak with to date.)
  • Little boy parts should point DOWN in a diaper, and the ruffles around the legs should be OUT. And no, this wasn't the problem with the Huggies.
  • Judah is calmed by the vocal stylings of Celine Dion (learned this one tonight while watching the Academy Awards).
  • Asher loves to eat and smells like toast.
  • Always accept help/meals/hand-me-downs when offered.
  • Boppys are my lifesaver. The boys happily sit in them, sleep in them (for daytime naps), and use them as props for tummy time.
  • Both boys hate baths so far, which is why we delay and delay giving them. Maybe that explains the toast thing.
  • Swaddling is tops.
  • I am totally in love with all of my boys. I can't believe how blessed I am. And I can't believe how much I love being a mom to boys.


JonandLo said...

Betsy contests! I've been waiting to see them...& they r beautiful!

trashmaster46 said...

Those are a couple of handsome young men. :)