Friday, April 27, 2007

New Pics for the week.

Ready for my first Sunday at Church

What a face

After my first Sunday at church

Little Feet

I'm happiest in the mornings

In my pjs ready for bed

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bath time and more...

This last week has gone very well. I think Kent and I are finally adjusting to Alex's schedule. Yes, he is the smallest person in the house, but he definately has control for now! The last few nights have gone wonderful (knock on wood) as Alex has slept through the night and only been awake for feedings. We'll see if this continues, but for now I'm at least enjoying getting 2-3 hour blocks of sleep. He is starting to become more alert and watch us more, which is fun. I'm sure we'll only continue to see many changes in him in the coming weeks and months.

This week his cord finally fell off, so last night we gave him his first real bath. To our surprise, he didn't hate it! He kind of fussed at first, but then realized the water was warm and it wasn't all that bad. I'm including some pictures and a short video of his bath for your enjoyment.

We also had to make another trip to the doctor this week for an eye infection. :( Luckily, the drops have worked quickly and it is no longer bothering him. He was up to 9lbs at his appointment though, so he is back above his birth weight, which is wonderful!

The other day I laid him on his tummy on the couch and the next thing I knew, he had flung himself over onto his back! Craziness!! He did it twice, but I'm thinking the slight incline of the couch helped him as he's only done it once since then. He is a strong little boy though.

Continue to stay posted. I'm sure we'll have more to come soon...

I Don't think I like bathtime

I guess this isn't too bad

Hanging out in the bathtub

My hooded towel

All done

And a video for your enjoyment...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More Pictures....

Cousin Claire looking on

Alex loves his bouncy seat

Sleeping with dad

Alex's eyes

A "smile" while sleeping

After our first outing. I think I tuckered him out.

I'll try to give an update, besides pictures, later, but for now it is time for another feeding.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Our first week....

This week has been full of ups and downs. It started out a little rough on Saturday and Sunday as we found out that Alex was not getting enough to eat. Thankfully by Sunday evening all was better in that department and it seemed like someone brought us a brand new baby. The tears had stopped and he began sleeping and eating. We've had my mom here all week to help out during the nights and thankfully feed us in the evenings as well. Kent went back to work on Wednesday, so he is spending time with Alex in the evenings when he gets home. On Thursday, Alex had his first doctor's appointment and decided to perform for both the nurse and doctor by soaking the exam room. From the wall to the floor to the table, everything was wet. oops! Then on Friday, he had visits from Great Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Shannon, and cousin Claire. He decided to stay awake for most of their visit so they got to see his eyes. We'll see what the weekend brings, but it seems like he is adjusting well to life outside the womb. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.

Future Clarinet player...

His first bath...

First doctor's appointment

Grandma, Grandpa, Claire, & Alex

Alex & Grandpa

Great Grandma & Alex

First boy clothes!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Welcome to this world!

We are happy to introduce to all of you.....

Alexander Christian Thompson
He was born April 5th at 3:14am and weighed in at 8lbs 15oz, 21 inches long. He is doing well adjusting to the world. Kent and I are attempting to rest at home and adjust to this new little life. Here are just a few pictures of Alex. Enjoy!