Finally on Thursday morning we were told we could go home. It was a gorgeous day in the mid 70's. It felt so nice to be out in the fresh air holding our new little miracle. When we got home mom was waiting and our dear friend Bud was helping around the house so that everything could be just right for our baby boy. We watched American Idol on DVR and both Joe and I fell asleep as we were exhausted. The first night home was a little rough. Reaves was up every hour on the hour!!! Now I knew I was going to be sleep deprived, but man I was running on empty by Friday morning.
Reaves first outing was to his first doctors appointment Friday morning. The doctor said he had a little jaundice and weighed 6 lbs 12 ounces from his original 7 lbs 6 ounces. The nurses said that they wanted to steal him he was so cute!!! We then went to Chick-Filet for lunch. Next I ran into TJ Maxx and Target to pick up a few newborn outfits b/c the 0-3 months were swalloing our little man while mom stayed in the car with Reaves! When we got home we gave Reaves his first bath! As you can see he was not a fan!!! In the second picture you can see his soothie (passie). It was so cute I was changing Reaves and accidently snapped his soothie in his outfit. I couldn't find it anywhere. Then Joe came in to pick him up and said here is the "smoothie" you snapped it up in his outfit. He called it a smoothie! It was sooo funny! Later that night dad grilled out steaks for us and we had a delicious meal! Friday night was not much better. I believe our little peanut had his days and nights mixed up.
On Saturday Joe's parents came to hold their grandson for the first time and to spend a few days with us. They couldn't get enough of the little guy. I'm sure he was in someone's arms the entire time they were here. They were wonderful helping around the house in the yard and with the cooking and cleaning. At around 2 Crickett from Crickett Photography came to shoot his newborn pictures. I can't wait to see how they turned out! He did so good and slept throughout most of the photo shoot. I will post the link for the sneak peek! Finally Saturday night Reaves got more into his schedule sleeping for 3 hours at a time. Praise the Lord!
Scroll Down to Baby R and get a sneak peek of a few of his newborn pictures!
They are sooo cute!
Sunday was Mother's Day what a special day!!! I looked at our baby boy and asked my mom will he ever love me as much as I love him? I don't know if it's possible. We had a wonderful lunch prepared by Marilyn and Tony aka Granny and Grandpa. He had another great night sleeping every 3 hours, there may have even been a 4 hour stretch! As you can see in the picture below he loves to be swaddled. Mimi says he looks like a glowworm.
Our little Family
Mother's Day 2011