Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just treats around here

Quin at his Halloween breastfeeding Support Group. He peed on his outfit so I had to just drape it over him! we call him "Ghost Boxer"!
Today is Quin's first Halloween! I had two really cute outfits, a ghost gown (thanks Nicole) and a "Baby's First Halloween" onesie (thanks Tamara) ... well our little guy managed to poop and pee on them both yesterday and every other time I put him in them. There must be something about those outfits.

So today instead of wearing a cute Halloween outfit he is wearing a Small Paul outfit from Auntie Vicki. At one point today as he was getting upset about something I looked down and he had the same look on his face as the monkey on his shirt. Once again, I wish I had the camera. There have been so many times in the last three weeks that I wished I had a camera but was just too damn tired to find one.

Just think next Halloween I will have a little man running around the house in a real outfit. It is hard to think that far in advance when I am still trying to make it through each day.

Finally feedings are going better. We had a hard go of it, but I am hoping that we have turned the corner AGAIN. At least we don't have to worry about Quin's weight. He is a whopping 9.5lbs. He has gained a pound and a half since he was born and has grown over an inch. At this rate we are going to have a mammoth man on our hands!

We will try to be better about posting pictures of Q (as we are now calling him). He is changing everyday. I just looked back at the pictures from the day he was born and I can't believe how different he looks and acts.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quin - Day 10

In Quin's own words:
Just taking a little snooze in my bassinet. Nanna first bought the bassinet for my cousin Brooke and a few other babes in the family have used it as well. Now it is my turn! I like to sleep in it during the day, but really I would prefer to sleep on someone!

My mama kisses me all the time. Doesn't she know that all I want to do is sleep, eat and poop? She is trying to wake me up during the day to eat. Doesn't she know that I like to wake her up at night to eat and just be awake?

Don't I have the cutest lips ever? Nanna calls them Angelina lips.

I do like to pout every now and then. I'm a little dramatic like my mama, but man do I look like my daddy.

From the mom and dad front:
This is just a little bonus picture! My sweet son decided to poop ALL OVER ME the first day I put on non-maternity clothes. Yes I did start crying and felt totally helpless. Thank god my mom was here to rescue me from the poop bandit!
We are doing much better around here. I feel like the weepiness from hormones is finally slowing down (still haven't made it through a full day without crying, but close today), we got some good sleep last night, and the hus and I went to breakfast alone today. It was really nice and made me feel like I will surface from the fog soon.
The plan for next weekend is to go to the Pumpkin Patch. Hopefully I will have the courage to breastfeed out in public by then. Maybe I will try breastfeeding at a local coffee shop with my mom this week. I still feel like I shouldn't take him anywhere yet, he isn't even two weeks old yet. If the Patch is a success we will aim for a walk at the beach.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Finally some more Q pics

The new little family is starting to surface from the land of bringing home baby. We all could use about 80 hours of sleep and toothpicks for our eyelids.

Below are a few pictures from Quin's first week. We will be better at getting personality pictures in the next few days.

Our first family walk with the BOB! Quin wasn't too happy about it.
The happy yet sleepy family! Poor Jakey he is feeling neglected.

These pics are for Jenni & Russ. The little "DUDE" pooped on his cute outfit within minutes!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Introducing Quin Owens Shefferd

He arrived! He arrived! On Thursday, October 8th at 9:05am Quin Owens Shefferd made his debut ... after only a few days of labor.

He was 8lbs exactly and 19.8 inches and BEAUTIFUL. We are in love ... and still trying to figure out how to sleep.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Single Digit Days ...

I logged onto the blog this morning and was baffled to see that my count-down timer is in single digits. Now, I know that I am due soon but man it caught me off guard. Not much has changed around here other than the laundry is done, I have made two loaves of banana bread, one loaf of zucchini bread and I will be making either pumpkin chocolate chip muffins or bread! Now baking, that is my kind of nesting!

This morning I was just thinking about my life with my husband. I am one lucky woman and I probably don't tell him that enough. He is nurturing, supportive and frankly doesn't take any of my shit. He is the father of my son, my best friend and he is someone that I can't wait to grow old with. I know that things are going to be different after Tiny Sheff arrives (okay, okay, we still haven't decided on his name), but I am hoping that our relationship grows even deeper. I can't wait to see my son asleep on his daddy's chest! We are one lucky family and I can't wait to grow to a family of three.

As far as names go, man have we heard some interesting ones from friends and family! There are a few that I am afraid are going to stick even though we would never dream of naming our child something that mean! Take a look at the list below:

German Shefferd (thanks Aunt Clair ... we know you will call him this FOREVER)
Shea D. Shefferd (say it together fast!)
Bleys (pronounced Blaze)
Thelordismy Shefferd

and there have been plenty more. You will have to stay tuned to learn his name!