Thursday, December 31, 2009

Life with a Newborn


A little size comparison ... CJV versus NHV's size 5 diaper ... potty training - the two year old, not the newborn - is currently on hold until I can get more than two hours of sleep at a time ;)  I'm choosing my battles ... and changing a lot of diapers, apparently!


Sleeping and swaddle-breaching ... Charlotte is a great sleeper ... during the day ... at night, not so much.  She is also giving Houdini a run for his money ... she loves that hand up by her face ... and she can work it out of just about any swaddle ... but she does look peaceful, doesn't she?



Oh, and I just love the newborn "touchdown" ...


Snuggling (and movie-watching) ... I love to hold Charlotte while she sleeps.  I have a hard time putting her down ... especially knowing that this is my last chance to love up on a newborn of my own.  Natalie loves to be near her baby sister (and her mommy), which is just fine with me ... it makes for really good snuggles :)  And, if I am being honest, we've been watching DVDs more frequently these days ... as we were when CPV snapped this photo.



Oh, and here's a photo I snapped of CPV and CJV ... a fairly typical scene since Santa delivered an X-Box to the 35-year old kid in the house!  Chad figured out the cradle-and-controller move within the first hour, which is paying big dividends for me ... he stays up late to play and then does the midnight feeding while I catch a few extra zzzzz's.  Yes, we are skilled in the art of compromise ;)

Giggle:  Doesn't this look like Clark Kent wearing a Superman t-shirt?!

7 comments:

Evonne said...

Cute! She looks like she has teeny chubby cheeks.

My husband would play video games when holding our daughter just like that.

Lisa said...

She is so pretty!
He does make me think of Superman. Good compromise on the midnight feeding. You got the xbox purposely for that didn't ya?

Janelle said...

I am sure I would have similar pictures of Brad if I had enough energy to take them. :)

Emmett Joseph said...

Too cute...Joe said, look Emmett's butt is as big as Charlotte whole body--he's a size 5 too :)

Deann said...

So sweet! I love the diaper comp, too cute to have the noted! Also, "go Chad" with X-boxing and baby holding!

Ashlee said...

I think I have a similiar picture of my hubs, an xbox controller and a sleepy baby girl :) You gotta love the multitasking! I cant believe how sweet and little Charlotte is! I'm in love already! She really is beautiful! Enjoy your family! Happy New Year! xox

Chi-town momma said...

I love her little nose in the touchdown pic! So sweet! Glad to see you are finding the positive in the Xbox! Like Chad's glasses!

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