Saturday, February 7, 2009

Reid's First Bath and Baby Boot Camp

We are still floating on cloud nine and had to take a few small minutes to brag on our precious baby boy!  Little Reid is the BEST baby (he really is...we're not just saying that!)!  The sweet little guy is so laid back and just happy.  He only cries when he has a wet diaper... and considering he just had his circumcision on Thursday evening...I think I'd cry, too =)  That discomfort should pass in a few days, though.  He is eating like a champ as well...  The nurse at the hospital was a little nervous because he had not been taking a bottle very well with her, but he's eating between 2 and 3 ounces each feeding now without spitting any of it up.  What a relief for Mommy!  

He had his first sponge bath today as well... and after we were done with the diaper area, he truly loved it!  

Here he is not at all happy about the diaper clean up and change...

Happy boy getting some lotion rubbed on his little chest!

He LOVED the warm water being poured over his little head and kept smiling at himself in the mirror...

So content and happy (Mommy had just had a shower, too!)


I wanted to share this picture as well - the two main men of my life!  This was the first time Ben fed Reid - what a special memory!


And, like all new parents... we are definitely in the thick of what we're calling Baby Boot Camp.  We saw a bib the other day that we are definitely going back to buy...  It said "Party at my crib at 2am".  That definitely sums up our Reid!  Right now, he has his days and nights switched so Mommy and Daddy are trying to learn how to sleep when he sleeps during the day.  He's been taking good 2-3 hour naps during the day.  But his most alert time is from about 2am-6am.  He's up, talking, and wanting to play.  =)  

This picture was taken about 2:30am this morning...it about sums up our life right now.  Love it!


20 comments:

Lane and Cole and Reed said...

he's so alert! well, at least you know he's a healthy boy - - able to wake you up in the middle of the night. that's what i try to tell myself when reed wakes me up screaming at 2 in the morning. thank God i've got a baby boy who's healthy enough to want to wake up to eat -- even if it's at 2:00! would love to drop by something for you guys!

Beth G. said...

PRECIOUS! He is just beautiful! I am sure you have lots of people you can call on for sleep advice, but if you have questions just ask. I sleep trained both my babies early (with the advice of many friends and authors!) and I think we all loved it in the end! You won't have to really worry about training for a few more weeks though. Karoline had her days and nights mixed up so bad, but after two weeks she was doing much better. I treasure the memories we made at 2AM (through 6AM!) What a blessing!

Reneau said...

ha ha ha!! I love the last pic where Ben still has his finger in the passy!! ha ha!!!

Molly said...

Ahhh, those first days are so precious when you are running off of adrenaline and you can't wipe the huge grin off your face! Too bad you were a bit sleep deprived to start out with, huh?

That's the glory of this being the first baby, you can sleep when he does! Little Miss had her days and nights off too! I blame it on her being born at 413 am though! That would mess anyone up!

Love the new pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Kimi said...

Why is it always 2am??? Smith especially is stuck at 2am, but at least mine are old enough to go back to sleep quickly. You'll get there soon. I am so excited that Reid and Smith and Thomas will grow up at Keystone together! Love ya'll

martha said...

Love it...I would say you are fully inducted into parenthood now. What a sweet sweet baby he is...there is nothing more precious than the 2-6am awake time...you've got the rest of your life to sleep...he'll be snoozing through the night before you know it...savor every second. We are so happy for you!!
s&c

Christian Family said...

SO, SO, SO SWEET!!!
What PRECIOUS memories!!!
And...what a HAPPY BABY...GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
And...don't worry...the 2 a.m...will eventually move to 4 a.m...then 6 a.m...then 8 a.m.!!!
Bailey didn't sleep through an entire night for probably 9 months(or more), but I wouldn't change it for the world. Those WEE HOUR feedings are SO PRECIOUS...and SO FULL of "talk time" with Reid and his MOMMY and DADDY!!!
Love yall tons!!!

Danielle said...

Ahhh, baby boot camp! I remember it well... the good news is it doesn't last forever :). He is just so darn cute! I can't wait to kiss those cheeks!

Neely Floyd said...

The pic where he is looking at himself in the mirror is great! I'm glad my favorite nephew likes being clean...he's already learning from his mom!

Jennifer said...

it's so great to see you and ben in parent mode! what a sweet little guy you have. what a blessing! looking forward to more pictures of your adventure in parenthood...welcome to the club!

Dave and Tara Harris said...

Gosh, yall look like naturals! Seriously!!! I am a newborn nurse and seeing the pictures of you giving Reid a bath was exactly how we do it in the nursery!!! Very impressed! Will we be meeting him at Baylor Homecoming next November? I sure hope so! He's a cutie pie!

Amanda said...

Love the pictures! Your family is so precious!

Austin and Ashley Evans said...

Holly,
I have been keeping up with your blog and you have been on my heart so much - I have been praying for you guys for months and loved seeing pictures of your precious family! I know that you will be the most amazing mom! And Reid is precious!! Congrats!
Ashley

The Huey's said...

I love reading your story. I am so glad he is home with you now...I am praying for you guys! Congrats!

Leslie said...

your baby boy is adorable. i had to hold back tears watching you two with him at the hospital. best of luck over the next couple of weeks as you adjust as parents. i know you are loving every minute. thanks for sharing all of this!!
Leslie (Thrash) L

Justin and Jessica said...

Hi Holly! We're so excited for you. What a cutie! I nominated you for an award, so if you have time, check out my blog. (I realize that free won't really exist for you.)

Take care. We miss you!

Shae said...

You guys look like pros already! He is so beautiful! I love the one of him in the mirror!

Amanda Jo said...

Holly! He's beautiful!!!! These are some VERY exciting days...thank you for sharing them with all of us!

Diane said...

Love the pictures! I love that he is eating like a champ and so happy! He looks very content in his pictures...love the one with Ben and Reid at 2 am! The great thing about babies is that they are so cute you want to go to the party in their crib at 2am=0 Soon enough you will all be sleeping happily the entire night long! Lots of love!!

Margaret said...

He is absolutely perfect. We are so happy for you guys. I know you and your families will have so many wonderful times with such a precious little baby boy!
Love,
Margaret and Bob Reyero