Monday, February 27, 2012

The Many Faces of Thomas

Thomas Hunter has been making us laugh since the day he was born.  A lot of those laughs come from his many facial expressions! =)  Enjoy these pictures of the many faces of Thomas.

This is the face we got when we tried to wake him up after he had eaten.  He was not happy with us! =)

Sleeping on Mommy and Daddy's bed (Lazy morning for Thomas and Mom)
There are occasions we see this face! 

Sweet sleep face.

This is the face we see most of the time! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Visit from Grammy

Derek's mom known to Thomas as Grammy came to visit us right after Thomas was born.  She had planned to come January 11 and stay through January 21 but Thomas decided to come early and she just couldnt wait that long to meet her grandson.  So she changed her tickets and came December 29 and stayed for 2 weeks an went home the day she was suppose to come (Jan. 11).

Grammy and Thomas!

Grammy is so good with photography that she took some family/newborn pictures while she was here! 

We had so much fun with Grammy here! We miss her so much and cant wait for her to visit again.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2 Months Old!

Thomas is officially 2 months old! I cannot believe it!! He has grown so much.  We took him to the doctor this week and he was 12lbs. 9.5oz (75%) and 23.75" (80%).  He is s growing boy! The doctor said he was looking good and healthy and can go start staying in the church nursery.

A few things Thomas has started learning/doing this month:

- Cooing and Babbling 
     This is so precious he's "talking" all the time! Hmmm...we might be in for it when he learns words. =)
- Holding his head up when I put him in his bumbo. 
       (I hold my hand behind him as support because he is still working on his neck strength but he does
        really well).
- Smiling in response.  
       So precious. This is the best thing, he knows who we are and will smile at us when we talk to him.
- Tummy Time and Bumbo Time 
        We have tummy time and bumbo time every day to help the strength in his arms and neck.

Here are some pictures and a video that I send to his Grammy in Alaska! =) Enjoy!!

2 Months!
(I couldn't get him to smile for this one so I added some smile pictures)

This video was what I sent to his Grammy! Please excuse the baby talk. lol. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Birth Story - Part 2

Once I told them I could not possible push any longer.  They decided it was time for a c-section.  I had been afraid of a c-section while I was pregnant but when the time came it did not bother me at all.  I was so ready to meet my baby and so ready for it to all be over I didn’t care at all.  Since I had an epidural they had to take it off when I went to push so by the time they took me out for the c-section I was having awful contractions and what was really about 15-20 minutes felt like hours! The contractions were awful and I had to stay in the bed since I had had an epidural and was still partly numb.  After I got into the OR they were trying to numb me and it wasn’t working.  They would use something to pinch they area they would cut and I could still feel it. This took quite a while (at least I was numb enough that I wasn’t feeling the contractions!! =] )  This whole time poor Derek is in a little room waiting for them to come get him after I was numbed.  Eventually they decided they would have to put me under for the surgery. Again, at that point the nurses and doctors were concerned that I would have a problem with it and I did not.  Whatever you need to do to get this baby out I don’t care what it takes just get this baby out of me! A nurse went in to tell Derek they will have to put me under and he will not be able to be in there for the c-section.  Derek not being able to see me asked the nurse if I was nervous? She told him I was a little nervous but I would be ok! First of all, I was not nervous and I felt bad they told Derek I was because that made him nervous! Poor guy.  Derek said it was only about 10 min after they came to tell him that he could not come back that they called him to come meet his baby.  The nurse knew we did not know the gender so when Derek asked her what the gender is she said she is not going to tell him he has to see for himself! A few seconds later he met our little boy! He stayed with Thomas the whole time after that while he was getting cleaned and while he was in the nursery.  My parents were able to meet Thoams in the hallway but was not allowed to hold him until I held him.  So at this point, Derek was the only one holding Thomas and everyone was jealous but understood. They were telling me that my grandmother (Thomas’ great grandmother) was about to crash down the nursery door to get to him! =)

While everyone was trying to get to Thomas I was in post-op.  I had never had surgery before so all this was new to me.  As soon as I was conscious enough to talk I said 2 things.  The first was asking the nurse the gender of my baby.  The second thing I said was, Wow, I can see my feet! Haha.  I was lying on my back and the last time I was lying on my back I couldn’t see my feet. I am sure the nurse thought I was crazy! lol.

Thomas was born at 10:40pm on Deember 17 and I saw him at 1:00am on December 18.  Everyone stayed except for my poor dad who was exhausted since he had been there since 5:30am and my oldest brother left early. My mom, grandmother, 2 of my brothers and my middle brother’s fiancĂ© (Aunt Lucy) and my cousin Brittany all stayed until after I held Thomas because then they could hold him!

Wow! What a time we had! We were all so happy Thomas was finally here!! =)

Now for a few pictures!!

It's a BOY!! 

Meeting his Daddy!

Uncle Pat

Uncle Jake

Brittany (my cousin)

Aunt Lucy (Uncle Jake's Fiance)

Opa (My Dad)

Grandma B

Uncle Buck
Me and my boy!

First Family Photo

4 Generations

GiGi and Thomas

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 17, 2012 - Thomas 1 month old

This is sooo late.  I find that it is a luxury to get on the computer these days (Thankfully I have FB and Pinterest on my phone).  At night I am usually so tired that I don't want to get on the computer to post! Goodness! =) haha! I LOVE being a Mom it is wonderful!!! Here is his 1 month picture:

This was about the last time I could fit him into newborn clothes. He has made such progress in his alertness, his growth, and sleeping.  He usually gives me a couple hours at night.  This is progress from NO sleep at night.  Thanks to a few friends I have learned how to work him into a schedule.  It has worked so well. We have a few videos of his crying.  He gives it all he has when he is mad and he always wants us to know it.  Another big milestone is that he will now cry himself to sleep (this probably happened right after his 1 month mark).  He cries for less than 10min and then he is out cold. We have not been to the pediatrician since he was 2 weeks old so I will update his stats at 2 months. He has grown so much even since this picture here. I cant believe he is really almost 2 months now.  I really need to finish the birth story before I forget!

Thank you loyal readers.  Maybe when he starts sleeping longer hours I can get on here to post more often.