Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Full of Love!

For the past 3 weeks our house has been full of love! At times, things have been a bit crazy and overwhelming, but that is to be expected. Zak has been back at work for about a week and a half and its been a bit of an adjustment but I love having Colton all to myself during the day. When Zak gets home in the evenings he goes right into "daddy mode",taking care of things around the house and cuddling with Colton. We miss him while he's away working but we are so thankful to have him take such great care of us when he is home! Zak and I are loving every minute of being parents. Colton has changed our lives so much. I feel like I have such a purpose in life now. Just when I don't think I can stay awake for one more second he will look up at me with those big blue eyes and everything changes.

I took Colton to the Dr. yesterday because I didn't feel like he was eating enough. It seemed that I would feed and then he'd be hungry right away again. The week before he was eating like a champ and even sleeping about 4-5 hours at night. Things changed very quickly this week and it started to worry me. After the visit we found out that he wasn't putting on quite as much weight as he should be. In 14 days he only gained 3 1/2 oz. The Dr. did seem a little concerned and wanted me to start supplementing a little formula in addition to nursing. We will be going back next Tuesday to weigh him. I don't think Colton is a big fan of the formula, he probably wonders what on earth is going on. We are hoping this little bit of formula will help him put on weight so we can go back to just nursing very soon.

Other than this little hiccup things are going very well. Mommy and daddy are a little tired but adjusting. We are looking forward to this weekend and getting out of the house a bit to show Colton around. Maybe we will even take our first walk around Sydney Harbor, its just so hot! Colton is such a blessing and we are trying to take in and enjoy every moment. Before we know it he will be starting his first day of kindergarten then learning to drive and getting married. Time goes way too fast!!!

We have had so many visitors and so much help from family and friends the last three weeks and we are so grateful to each and every one of you for your visits and well wishes.


amy <>< said...

Love the update-- what a sweet post. It made me cry! Maybe because I'm pregnant... or because I can't wait for my girls to be here... or maybe just because your love for your baby is so sweet! Sounds like everyone is doing well-- so fun!

Leah J. said...

Precious update! We supplemented with formula too (for a week or so) and C's weight gain got right back on track! Keep us posted!

Renner Romig said...

This blog truly brought tears to my eyes today. This is how parenthood should always be. You are a great example of a loving family!
The picture of Colton in the green striped frog onesie is so adorable! I have it for Renner too and love it when he wears it. It's the cutest thing!
Keep us posted on how the formula/nursing is going. Much love!