Friday, December 14, 2007

One week later

This is what we were doing when Anthony turned exactly 1 week old. A much more pleasant Friday evening I must say. While we napped, Todd was busy on the internet looking at college savings plans. I guess it's never to early to start thinking about that. Apparently if your child starts college at age 18 then you need to save $178 per month starting the first month he's born and that would cover 2/3 of his college education.
Last evening we went over to Rachael's house to let the kids see the baby again. I accidentally left my camera over there, so I wasn't able to post about the haircut. Yes, Todd finally got his hair cut. I told him we were getting professional pictures taken of Anthony and if he wanted a picture with the baby then he had to cut his hair. So daddy got a haircut and we also got a very cool family photo. I will post it when I get the proofs. We also got some very cute baby pictures.
After (much better don't you think)

I took a couple days away from the blog to rest whenever I could, I'm starting to get so tired from being up so much at night. Although the swaddling blanket is working great for keeping him in his bassinet, he still wakes up every 2 hours and then it takes at least an hour to feed him and rock him back to sleep, sometimes longer. Usually the 4am wake up is the hardest to get him back asleep and I usually give up and bring him in bed with me. But every night gets a little bit easier, and every now and then he will sleep a good 3-4 hours straight through.

I've been reading on other peoples blogs that Christmas is approaching fast and most people have once again found themselves needing to hurry up and get their shopping done. I keep leaving comments along the lines of yeah, me too but it sort of hit me today that Christmas is only 11 days away. Guess how much of my shopping I've done???? I have about 3 gifts which I bought the day after thanksgiving, and so far that's it. I seriously need to get going! I think maybe I'll leave the shopping up to Todd this year. It would be interesting to see what he would pick out for everyone.

Other good news is that in the one week since Anthony was born I have lost 21 pounds! Now I really wish I'd done a better job of controlling my weight gain. If I'd only gained the ideal 25 pounds I'd be so close. Instead I still have 15 more to go. Yes I gained a whopping 36 pounds. Now if only I could lose another 20 pounds this next week.... I know that isn't going to happen, but wouldn't it be nice.


Scoobers said...

TWO THIRDS??? Geez. Hope for scholarships on top of that 2/3's. You'll be in good shape.

I'm here at work. Saw you napping and am SO jealous. Of course, I did not just give birth to a whole baby.

Hope you feel more rested. Frame some pics of Anthony for Christmas. :)

Natalie said...

Wow, 21 pounds already? thats really good and encouraging huh?

Cecelia said...

Todd's haircut looks nice. And, I'm so proud of you. I can't believe you have lost 21 pounds in one week. That's great! Looking forward to seeing those family pictures.

Rachael said...

Glad you finally got a nap!

That's too funny that Todd's looking at college plans. Just think, you have to do that for EVERY kid. I guess I'm a bit behind on the college savings. I hope they turn out smart and get some scholarships!

Max's Mom said...

That was quite an update! Sounds like you guys are pretty busy. I was expecting an update something like this... eating, sleeping, pooping. Repeat.

Belle of Madison said...

He looks so tiny next to you and Brewster on the couch! So sweet.

(And yes Todd looks much better with the new haircut!)

Amy said...

Call me if you want to shop a little bit later this week. but just so you know... it is A LOT harder to get anything done when you have a baby (or any kids) with you!
You guys look so cute cuddled up on the couch. I wish I could come out and see him again. Maddie is still sick, and she just lost her voice today, so I think it will still be a few days (at least) and that is assuming that I don't come down with it next!
Keep up the good work mama!
BTW, love Todd's haircut!

Tina in CT said...

You lost 21 lbs. in one week! You must have set the post baby weight loss record!

Christine said...

Yes he looks better with the haircut. ;)

Congrats, on the 21 pounds. :)

Mandy Lou said...

21 pounds - I thought Antony only weighed 8! What a great job - Congrats!

Good luck on the shopping, I actually got a bunch done today, but still have bit more to do. I'm not sure I'd trust Scott to do the shopping for me, but it would be fun to see what he would come up with - probably a lot of gift cards!

Shannon said...

This is for Todd:

I liked your hair long. Just my opinion though.

PS: It looks good short too, I just don't understand the whole issue of making you cut it.