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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Good Lookin Baby

One of my biggest worries was that I would get one of "those babies"... You know a baby that is cute because it's a baby, but really actually kinda ugly. Yeah I got a great looking wife which clearly was passed on to him. But after looking at some pictures I thought to myself does Topher look like a baby Oompa Loompa?

What do you think?

PS Allison loves staying up to bond with Toph. It may have sounded otherwise, but I had to beg to stay up with Toph alone. Thanks to all those who ave given us words of enouragement!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


So Friday and Sunday night were a little long. No matter how much I fed the little guy he wouldn't go to sleep, at least not for the 2-3 hours he was typically sleeping after each feeding. So I got to thinking, what can I do to prepare him a little more for night time and sleeping longer stretches? I did some reading and decided to try and keep him awake for longer spans during the day, not allowing him to sleep after every feeding. We also decided to try and keep him awake for the 2-3 hours before his 10:00 feeding and then plump him up and put him in his crib.

So 10:00 came and we were right on schedule. We put him in his crib and hurried up and went to bed. I hadn't slept in our bed since we left the hospital, and it felt like forever since I had cuddled with my Hubby. We chose to sleep in the living room the last couple nights since I was still sore and our bed is a little high and I would have woken Chris up a million times each night. Since he is the one getting up and going to work he needs his sleep so we try to be as discrete as possible during the night.

It was about 20 minutes later that we heard him whimper. I was trying to lay really still (as though that would help him stay quite and go back to sleep) and holding my breath that he would just fall back asleep. That didn't work. Chris got up to find that he needed his diaper changed and to bust out the Binky so mom could get some sleep. That lasted for about an hour. I got up around 11:30 to feed him and then put him back in his crib and went back to bed. He woke up again around 3:15. We ate, Topher had milk and I had cereal. I then decided to stay on the couch. Sleep is sleep no matter where you are. Right!

Topher woke up for the day at 7:55. Well just long enough to hang out with Dad and to eat.

It was a GREAT NIGHT :)

Baby Stats

Name: Topher James Nelson
Born: April 28th @ 7:34 pm
Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz - He was discharged at 7 lbs 5 oz
Length: 20 1/2"
Came Home: April 30th