Tuesday, July 31, 2007

First Two Weeks

Wow! These first two weeks have been crazy. Will has already changed so much. Unfortunately, he's still pretty small and can't wear all of the cute clothes we have for him which is a huge disappointment for me! He has five 5-8 lb. onesies that he wears everyday. We bought them in a pack from Target a couple of days after we came home when we realized that he can't wear anything we have for him. I don't want to buy anymore preemie clothes because I feel like he will be out of them soon enough, but at the same time I'm getting tired of seeing the same five onesies! When will he ever be able to wear his 0-3 month clothes??

So much has already happened in these last two weeks that I don't even know where to start. I guess the biggest challenge has been getting Will to eat good. At his first weigh-in after we left the hospital, we found out that he had lost a pound from his birth weight. No one was alarmed since it is normal to lose weight in those first few days, but it seemed that a pound was a little more than expected since he was fairly small to begin with. So we worked with the lactation consultant at the hospital (who is wonderful) and she really helped us. He gained half a pound in 24 hours! We were really excited about that. And as of Monday, he is up to 7 pounds - a few ounces more than his birth weight. So that is all good news, but I'm still a little paranoid sometimes about him getting enough to eat. Which leads me to the next thing...

He only wakes up ONCE during the night! How awesome is that? It has been this way for 5 nights in a row now. I know it could change...but we are loving it for now. Well, except for the fact that I'm worried that he should be waking up to eat more often. He will sleep a 4-5 hour stretch at night without eating (obviously). Everyone I've asked has said this is fine, so I'm just trying to enjoy it. Oh, and did I mention that he is also already sleeping in his crib?? Before these last 5 nights, we had two really bad nights and on the second night, we ended up putting him in his crib to sleep. So we've already kicked him out of our room! I can't believe it...but he seems to like the crib so much better anyway. And we have the Angelcare monitor that I talked about in another blog that keeps us from worrying about him. An alarm will go off it doesn't sense him breathing....we've only had one false alarm and I think that was only because he had moved off of where the pad is under the mattress.

Here are some pictures of the fun we've been having over the last couple of weeks....isn't he adorable???

Will's first visit to Daddy's office on his first day back to work. We missed him!

Family Photo

He's so tiny.

First nap in his big boy crib!

Hanging out with Meredith.

First (sponge) bath - he loves baths!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Originally uploaded by Chris Hutson
Chris has set up a flickr account where he is posting all of Will's pictures. I am trying to figure out how to add the little Flickr box to my sidebar. Anyone know how?

Sorry I have not written anything in awhile. Maybe things will settle down a little this week, so that I can write more.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Will made it home!

I thought he looked so cute in his carseat for his first ride in his coming home outfit. He loved the car ride!

And look at his cute little booties!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

He's here!

Will arrived on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 7:23 am. He was 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. He is perfect and we are so in love with him. I'll write more later and of course, have more pictures. Here is one of our new little family for now.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Eviction Notice

Your mother is issuing a notice for EVICTION. Tenant will have 2 more weeks in which you can either gather all belongings and promptly vacate the premises, or wait until the final day. After which, you will be physically removed from the property.

You are being evicted due to breech of contract and destruction of property. Expansions only to the FRONT of the house, within reasonable limits, were discussed. Not only have these limits been exceeded, but additions to the back of the house were also made!

Remodeling and gutting of the home was never approved, nor was changing the initial layout and base structure. And due to property damage, there are now leaks in both the upper AND lower levels of the home. On top of which, the landlord has received numerous complaints about nightly disturbances.

Failure to comply with the notice will result in immediate and forceful removal at mommy's discretion.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

37 Weeks

I just remembered that I forgot to put up my 37 week picture on Sunday. I've been trying to post one every couple of weeks. My belly is huge!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

I know I have told a lot of you about Chris wearing his Tempur-Pedic eye mask and ear plugs to bed every night...but just in case you didn't believe me, here is proof! I have wanted to get a picture of this for awhile now but when I saw the thinking finger thing last night, I couldn't resist. By the way, this is payback for him not letting me take a picture of him "testing out" Will's pacifier yesterday! I love you, Chris!! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

July 4th

We had a fun July 4th this year! We went out to 4th on Broadway for awhile in the morning to eat some good food and see what all was going on out there. After resting all afternoon, we went over to some friends' house to eat some hot dogs. Then we headed out to Mackenzie Park for the concert and fireworks show. We really had a lot of fun and I felt really good all day. Unfortunately, I woke up with a pretty bad stomach ache in the middle of the night and ended up having to sleep on the couch. I can't decide if it was the fajitas, sausage stick, cheesecake, rocky road ice cream, hot dogs, or funnel cake that made me feel so sick. :)

Chris & Me

Lacey & Mom

Me & Kristin

Chris & Lance

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Ready for Will

We spent all day yesterday getting ready for Will's arrival. I went through all the gifts we got at Chris's work shower, finished up Will's laundry, and did a little organizing in his room. Chris put together the swing and the highchair (yes, I know he won't need it for awhile), installed the carseat bases in both of our cars, set up the Angelcare Sounds & Movement monitor, and cleaned the house. Wow, he did a lot! Thanks Chris!

Here are some funny Chris moments from the day:

- After he put together the swing, he was playing with it a little bit and I asked him, "Do you think Will's going to like it?" And he said, "Probably not. It seems pretty boring to me." But he continued playing with it for awhile and then when his dad came over, he was very excited to show him what all it could do....must not be so boring afterall.

- After he put together the highchair (which Chris calls his Nascar chair because of the five-point safety harness), he pushed it up to the dining room table and I told him that we would most likely be using it in the kitchen since our dining room has carpet...that way Will can throw his food everywhere. Chris took offense to my comment and said, "Give him a little credit."

- This is my favorite. Jim (Chris's dad) brought over a piece of plywood to put under the crib mattress so that we could put the motion sensor pad that goes with the monitor on it (if you haven't seen the Angelcare monitor, you need to). Well after we got that all put in place, Chris plugged everything in and very excitedly ran into our bedroom to plug in the parent unit. Jim and I stayed in Will's room talking and then we hear Chris in the other room saying, "I can hear y'all!! Can you hear me? Can you hear me??" He was very disappointed when I told him that we weren't supposed to be able hear him....he said he thought it was more of a walkie-talkie type thing. haha! I can just picture Will waking us up crying in the middle of the night and Chris talking into the monitor, calmly telling him to go back to sleep. So funny.

I think we are fairly ready for him now. Maybe ready isn't the right word....I guess I'll say we're more prepared for him now. I don't know if we'll ever really be ready, but there's no turning back now and we are really excited to meet him! And if all else fails, at least he has plenty of clothes to wear!

Oh, and I guess my doctor's appointment on Wednesday is what got me motivated to do all this. Going into the appointment, I hadn't decided if I wanted my doctor to check for progress (he had said at my last appointment he would check if I wanted him to). I really didn't think there would be any since I wasn't even 36 weeks yet, so I was thinking about saving myself the trouble. But then I found out that he was going to be out of town this whole week, so I thought I better have him check just in case. Turns out, I'm dilated to a 1 (maybe a 2). That doesn't necessarily mean anything, but I guess the reality hit that Will is on his way out. My doctor did say that he doesn't think I'll last 42 weeks (phew!), but he was also pretty confident that I would still be pregnant when he gets back in town on July 9th.