Thursday, October 16, 2014

5 years and 5 weeks!

Liam turned 5 at the end of September!! Talk about time flying by -- I struggled so much with what to do for his birthday, but we decided to just do a family outing at his favorite park for dinner.  I'm hoping to do some kind of party for him this month, but still undecisive - mainly just don't want to get any germs around Noah, and it's not the best time of year to avoid them!! 

Liam is such a good big brother....I just can't get over how in love with Noah he is...and I am so thankful for that!  It's funny, he likes to be "in the know" with everything Noah is doing - very big on knowing what kind of diaper he has (wet? is it poopy? big poopy? what color...etc) and he often remembers for me what side I last nursed on, which is very helpful when I am sleep deprived during the day and can't remember.  In fact they recently started snuggle time on the couch in the mornings (don't worry, I don't go too far away from them)  but it is the sweetest. thing. ever.

 Noah is 5 weeks old!  Man, time is flying by - He is doing great, gaining weight like a champ and just a really good baby.  We are so blessed to have him home for the first weeks of his almost felt like we had never had a newborn before!  With Liam being in the NICU for the first 3 weeks of life, the nurses mostly had the overnight duties and a lot of the day to day care, so it's been new for us for sure!  Thankfully Noah is a pretty good sleeper at night, although he does wake about every 3 hours to eat still.  But at least in between he sleeps =)

Noah's 1 month appointment showed his weight up to 9 lbs 8 oz (a gain of 2 lbs since birth!) and everything healthy as can be. He is happy for the most part when he is awake and sleeps well.  He is just started to follow things with his eyes and be awake for longer periods during the day, which is fun.  

All in all, we are doing wonderfully adjusting to having Noah in the family.  It's always busy busy around here, but when was is not? LOL  More to come soon!