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One Month Old

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Parker Holt, you are one month old!

You went from this tiny new babe in the hospital...
To this one month old...
Mommy is going to take your picture in this same chair each month so we can watch how you grow.

You will be weighed this Wednesday, but the last time you were weighed (2 weeks ago) you weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces. I know you will be well over 7 pounds and closer to 8 pounds when you are weighed this week. You dropped to 6 lbs 3 oz when we left the hospital and you are slowly working your way back up. Mommy is doing her best to breastfeed you and provide you with the very best, but there have been some issues with my production so while I'm working on getting that up to where it needs to be, we are having to supplement with a bit of formula. Since we have started this, you are gaining more weight, sleeping better and seem much more content. We will see how this plays out, but we are taking it one day at a time and trying our very best to make sure you are well fed an…

Still Here ~ Almost 3 Weeks In

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Hello blog readers. Yes, I am still alive and well! I have just been taking care of my precious baby boy and transitioning into our new chapter of life. There have been lots of ups and downs and many changes and adjustments, but all so wonderful. It's still so hard to believe that we have a son. We are taking it one day at a time and still finding our way as new parents, but it's such a blessing.

John and I have only grown closer through this and I wasn't sure that was possible. We are making a great team and really depend on each other with this new phase of our life together. John went back to work on Monday after two weeks off. I'm so thankful that he works from home so while he's not as readily available to help as he has been the past two weeks, he does whatever he possibly can to help me throughout the day and I'm deeply grateful. We are excited about the fun life ahead of us with our little boy. Last night, Parker was taking an evening nap so aft…

Parker's Blog Debut

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With Parker already one week old, insert WOW here, I thought it was high time I get a few pictures of our adorable little guy on the blog. We've obviously taken tons of pictures over the last several days, but I wanted to share just a few for now. We are still adjusting and trying to get a handle on things, so my time is limited, but we are doing well! We are trying to take it one day at a time and enjoy every minute of it.

Just a quick recap as to how it all happened a week ago...

I went into labor early on Thursday morning. My contractions started getting stronger and closer together after midnight last Wednesday night. I couldn't take it anymore and decided to wake John up about 4:30am. We weren't sure how close I was, so we decided to go ahead and go to the hospital to get checked out. Once we arrived at the hospital, about 6ish Thursday morning, the nurses hooked me up to the monitors and watched me for over an hour. After that hour or so, it was determined that…