Thursday, March 31, 2011

Newborn Pictures

I've turned into a mom that only blogs about her kid, but really, Cole's the most exciting thing in my life right now. Here are some of my favorite newborn photos.

I just love the Newsies model look he has going on.

Cole is very alert and attentive for such a little guy. The deer in the headlights look comes from his mamma.
Kisses... that's all I have to say.
He's our little froggy. This picture just makes me laugh.
I wish we had some better pics of the whole family, but Cole peed on Mommy and Daddy so we're lucky to have any at all.

Monday, March 14, 2011

No Longer Inactive

Cole just passed his one month mark. Although becoming parents is quite a change, Will and I have loved almost every minute of it. (I can't say I love being peed on or spit up on or getting less sleep, but that all comes with the package.)
Cole and I decided to venture out to church on Sunday. Between feeding, diaper changing, and Cole peeing on me, it only took me an hour longer to get there, but we made it! I found this cute, little, striped dress shirt for Cole to wear with his newborn jeans. He is between stages right now--a little too long for some of the newborn clothes, but not quite big enough for the 0-3 months. We are trying to fatten him up. Cole was great at church. He slept through all the meetings and woke up to eat just as we were getting home. I really enjoyed going back to church after such a long stint of absences.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

To the Father of my Son

 My friend, Elise, was talking to me a couple weeks before Baby Cole arrived and she asked if I thought that my love for Will would increase after the baby was born. Elise said she had heard of many women "loving their husbands so much more" after they had a child. I am here to say, "Yes."
Will and I didn't really have a chance to celebrate Valentine's Day together. We were in the hospital recovering from the birth and getting to know Cole. I may have changed out of my hospital gown by then, but chances are, I was still gross and sore and less than desirable.
I just wanted to write a little note expressing my love for the wonderful man I married. It has been so fun seeing how proud he is of his new son. He is a great dad and I know that he will always seek to have strong relationships with his children. I am very grateful for his support and love. Throughout my pregnancy and after, Will always assured me I was beautiful. He has helped out in whatever way possible to make me more comfortable and my burden lighter. One thing that impressed me about Will from the start is his chivalry. He really knows how to treat women and is very respectful of them, especially his wife. Will never degrades me and constantly reminds me of his love. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who I can laugh with, confide in, and cuddle up to. Thanks for being my best friend. I love you, Will.