Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wish List

I love reading. I miss reading. I haven't had much time to read recently, but I was thinking about it tonight and realized that I could be reading when I'm nursing, since I can't do much else during that time. I've read the books I own, and I enjoy getting new books, but haven't done that in quite a while because the money just isn't there right now.

So I've made a little list of the things I would get if I had the money. I think I'll start saving and get them over a period of time... I should be able to get about one a month if I cut out everything else I might spend my $5/week on.

-Fireproof: DVD, Study Series, Love Dare
-I Promise by Dr. Gary Smalley
-Intended for Pleasure by Dr. Ed Wheat
-Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
-The Duggars 20 and Counting by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The First Weeks

We have made it to Weslee's due date (February 15) and the little guy is such a joy to have around. He does the typical baby stuff... eat, sleep, make diapers- but those quiet moments where he is alert and focused on your face are just priceless.

We've been working with his feeding skills since we brought him home, and we continue to see lactation specialists every week to monitor his weight gain and see how much he is eating during meals. Weslee weighed more than his birth weight at two weeks, after having lost about 15% of his body weight in the first few days of life. He continues to thrive and is a voracious eater.

We are so blessed to have such supportive family and friends that have been helping us adjust to this new phase of life. It is certainly different and challenging, but also very rewarding.