Thursday, December 25, 2008

3 weeks (merry christmas)

Here is a pic of scrumptious little baby toes. My xmas gift to you.
Owen's first xmas was low key. Mostly spent napping and eating. Drew and I have been daydreaming about how fun future xmas's will be once Owen is old enough to be excited about it. Owen is getting bigger and stronger everyday. He is really starting to use his hands and push off of our laps with his tiny little legs. He studies our faces for a long time with his big blue eyes. Owen also makes the craziest noises. He mostly grunts and growls like a little bear cub, but will occasionally make a scream that sounds like a baby dinosaur.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Owen isn't always angry....he can smile.
He loves his Pa.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Still angry...

...but looking super cute in his little brown hoodie.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two weeks old...

Our sweet Owen is two weeks old today.
Two weeks is exactly how long it took for me to stop feeling like a completely insane person.
I would be lying if I said this wasn't hard...but it gets better every day. The lack of sleep has been hardest on me, but Owen will sleep 5 hours in a row now as long as he is snuggled against me in bed. It took me two nights to get over my fear of rolling over in my sleep and suffocating him. Drew and I have been the typical nervous new parents. In the past two weeks we have been to the pediatrician three times, called the nurses at labor and delivery twice and I completely cried on the phone with a woman from la leche league once. Breastfeeding has been difficult but I am bound and determined to stick with it. Owen has a difficult time latching on, and he gets VERY frustrated and starts pinching my nipples if it takes too long. He is an angry little man if he does not get what he wants.
I love my little angry man.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Week Old

Oh man I love this baby....
He is changing so much everyday.
His cheeks are getting chubbier from all the breastfeeding we are doing (ouch).
Owen is starting to be more aware, look around and stare at whoever is holding him.
He seems freakishly strong for a baby and I have to work very hard at putting a diaper on him. Sometimes I feel like I need 8 more hands to get it done.
Diaper changings are his least favorite thing in the whole world right now.
His favorite thing is falling asleep on someones chest...listening to their heartbeat.
That is mommas favorite thing too.

He is waking up...gotta go.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sleepy baby land...

The fog is slowly lifting. I hope this entry makes sense...I'm operating on only a few hours of sleep. Its been hard adjusting to no sleep, but totally worth it for all the sleepy cuddle time with Owen. We are all madly in love with him. He is super cuddly and smells SO good.
For those of you that don't know....Owen was born on Wednesday Dec. 3 at 4:52 a.m. He was 7lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long.
I was scheduled for an induction the following day and Owen is such a good baby he came naturally...just in time the night before. A cuban guy Drew works with told Drew to say a prayer over my belly to make the baby come. Drew did this and then we went into town to see a movie to get my mind off the induction. I started getting mild contractions in the movie but thought nothing of it because i had the same the night before. We then went to go eat some mexican food (i was told to eat spicy to kick him out), and my contractions started coming so fast we had to leave once our entrees arrived and made a run for the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at 7p.m. I labored with contractions for four hours, and then received an epidural (which was awesome). Owen arrived shortly after we began pushing. All warm and lovely.
Back to sleepy baby land...I will post more pics when I can.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Owen Baker Vera

Mom, Dad and baby are doing well.
Home at last.
We are tired but madly in love with our new baby boy.
I will write more about the birth once the baby jet lag subsides.
I love you guys...thanks for all of the comments.
p.s. drew isn't strangling the baby in last picture. He is using the "milkshake" calming technique. We find it works best if you actually sing the milkshake song by Kelis while doing it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baby update...

I went in for my 41 week check up today. The baby has not dropped and my cervix is still closed. I had contractions last night but they were apparently "false labor" because they completely stopped at 7:30 this morning. The doctor wanted me to induce today. We are going to wait and go in tomorrow at 7a.m.

I am bummed about being induced. This is not the way I wanted to go. The doctor told me this is best for the safety of the baby considering that I am already a week overdue. I don't know why my body isn't giving him up. All that matters is that Owen arrives safely. I can not wait to finally meet him.

The doctor said it should take about two full days to induce since we are starting at zero. Then I think they have to watch over the baby for a day or two. So...expect some baby pics by the end of the weekend.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Still waiting...

No Owen yet.
He doesn't want to leave his mommas belly.
I have a 41 week check up tomorrow.
Keep your fingers crossed that progress has been made.
I really don't want to be induced.
I want our son to arrive in his own sweet time.
Owen is on "island time".