From Grant’s first Easter he wants to wish everyone a good day! We had a good time over at Aunt Katie and Uncle Trevor’s (although Grant’s expressions in the pictures may not show that).
10 days in and things are settling down. No, we’re not used to the sleep schedule (or lack there of), however as each day goes by the routine becomes more predictable.
Yesterday marked Grant’s first (sponge) bath, as well as his first “gotcha” on Mommy with his built-in water gun.
After his bath he felt good enough to strike some poses for us, here he is hammin’ it up:
Tomorrow we have our 2nd Doctor’s visit as well as a photography session, so keep an eye here for those pictures.
Well we’re over a week now and everything is still going well. We’re still getting used to the night time feedings, but it’s good that we can recover a bit during the day. Grant continues to do well and makes us laugh every day with some new facial expression or reaction.
Sarah is continuing to feel better as her healing continues, although I need to keep reminding her to take it easy and not do so much. We make it outside each day for a slow walk to the end of the street and back with Grant in his sleek stroller.
The cats are more interested in going outside than Grant, so they leave him alone and give him a sniff every so often.
I got the time to get three more photo galleries up on the Pictures page. I’m not completely happy with the layout, but want to get the photos out to all of Grant’s followers Enjoy.
Grant is now home and the cats are getting to know him. Fortunately everyone seems to be getting along very well. We are trying to get into a pattern of sleeping and feeding, but for now we are at little Grant’s beckon call. I can understand how easy it will be to lose track of my days. The transition from day to night is a haze, and it is so easy to lose time as I watch him sleep.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the seemingly endless deliveries of fruit and flower baskets, so a quick thank you to everyone for your kindness. Pauly has been taking such great care of Grant and I, and our families have also been very kind and generous in their care of us.
Grant has had some exciting “firsts,” including riding in the car, going for a swing, and taking his first walk in the stroller (which by the way corners like it’s on rails). Grant also met his 7-month old cousin Laurel. It seems that Grant’s feet are already the same size as Laurel’s!
Grant also gets to root for the UConn Women’s Basketball team during his first NCAA Basketball Tournament. Go Huskies
Unfortunately, Grant also experienced his first Tornado warning as well. It was bound to happen at some point — luckily we didn’t have to go into the crawl space.
Grant and Sarah continue to do well. Sarah is recovering from the c-section while poor Mr. Grant is recovering from his snip-snip with the Dr. this morning.
We had a few visitors yesterday and we look forward to going home tomorrow. Hope the cats are ready for their surprise
More pics are up as well!
Born 1:38pm 3/26/2012 Grant Miller Paulson weighed in at 10.01lbs and 22inches long. Mom and baby are doing very well.
Well, we head into the hospital at noon on Monday. So in 24 hours from right now we will be getting into the car and driving to the hospital to deliver our son. That is of course if he doesn’t decide to make an early appearance on his own
It looks like now we have even more reason to look forward to Monday. Not only will we meet our new baby, but I also get to go to the bureau of motor vehicles to get my license renewed. Apparently OH requires that you renew it every 4 years. It’s a good thing Pauly mentioned it, or I would never have checked the expiration date. Here’s how our Monday schedule is shaping up:
8am – go to the Ohio BMV
12 noon – go to the hospital
2pm – deliver our baby
Perhaps I should try to work in a dentist appointment?
Hooray, the nursery is finally just about finished. The walls are freshly painted, the clothes have been washed and put away and the changing table/dresser is refinished. I feel a great sense of relief knowing that everything is in its place…at least for now. It will probably never look as clean or put together, but that’s okay. All that remains is to hang some pictures and decorations, but those will come shortly. Check out the images in the Pictures section.
Ah, early spring. Nothing like grabbing an almost 9-month pregnant wife, three cats, and some flashlights while dashing into the crawl space during an unseasonal tornado watch. Everything worked out, and we’re just glad labor didn’t kick in while under the house