Tuesday, October 7, 2008

At Home with the Walk-man

We have been at home with Walker for a little over a week now. It's certainly nice to be home and to have such a great community of family and friends around us who bring us meals and always check in to give us encouragement. Being new parents is definitely a challenge at times as we are learning how to take care of Walker and meet all of his needs while operating on 2 hours of sleep. He hasn't formed a routine quite yet, but we are hopeful that we will eventually get into a rhythm as a family.

This is a typical pose that Walker makes while he is sleeping. He likes his hands up by his face, which is also how mommy sleeps.

We finally put Walker in his little swing. He actually liked it. Unfortunately, when he is really upset and fussy, it doesn't help to calm him down. But it works well when he is already calm and happy.
Here's our family. You can tell we are a little tired! But we are so happy and thrilled to have our new little man at home.
One of Walker's favorite positions is being curled up on mommy or daddy's chest. It sometimes helps put him to sleep.
Couldn't resist taking a pic of these adorable pjs with the "little dinos" feet. Plus you can see another one of his famous hand positions, keeping them crossed.
Here's daddy's little chunker! We went this week for a check-up at the pediatrician's office and Walker was already 9 lb. 1 oz. He has already gained a half pound. He's a healthy eater for sure!
You would think by these pics that he sleeps all the time, but really he's awake a lot too! We'll try to get some more pics of him when he is wide-eyed.


The Wilbanks said...

He is so precious. I have been dying for you to put some blogs up! I know how precious those minutes are when he is resting. I hope you guys try and rest when he does. I promise it gets easier and easier. We can't wait to meet him. Love ya'll.

Juliet said...

Hi James and Matt,

Congratulations on your beautiful baby! Margs sent me the link to this site and I have been keeping up with the pics (and the waiting!). So glad he is here and healthy and happy. Enjoy it! Congratulations! Juliet

Lisa Morehouse said...

Thanks so much for posting the pictures and the updates! I am not going to lie - I have been stalking your blog hoping for an update! He is absolutely beautiful and so big! I am glad all is well and I can't wait to meet him! Love you guys!

Dave and Elaine said...

How precious!

Karen said...

I LOVE all the pictures of the little Walk-man :) and I can't wait to meet him! Glad you're home and doing well. Love you! Karen

Lori W said...

what a little punkin!! I think he looks kinda like Matt did as a baby...what do you guys think?

Cannot WAIT to meet him!