Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lately

I don't want to do laundry.
I don't want to clean or organize.
I don't want to entertain the girls.
I don't want to run errands.
I don't want to do homework with Ellie.
I don't want to give the girls baths or do their hair.
I don't want to fix meals and snacks.

Lucky for me my mom is still in town and is taking care of all of the above. So I can do exactly what I want to do.

Which is to hold and love this little guy.

I adore him when he's asleep.

and when he's awake.

Kole loves his turtle crib. I always start with my newborns sleeping in a bassinet next to my bed and it always lasts about two days before I move them into the nursery. I can't sleep with them next to me because they make so many little newborn noises that keep me awake all night long. The nursery is right next to my room so I can only hear him when he's hungry. Kole doesn't even really cry when he's ready to eat. He just kind of squawks. I know he's only a week old, so maybe it's too early to say, but so far he is the BEST baby. He hasn't been fussy at all. He'll have a little awake time and then if I set him in his crib he puts himself right to sleep. He's a great eater and at night eats every couple of hours and then goes right back to sleep. My girls did not make things this easy for me when they were just days old. So far he has been a little dream.

I'm actually not surprised that he is such a good baby. Kole and I made a deal during pregnancy.
I promised him that if he would be a healthy, good natured, easy baby (my easiest yet!) that I would spoil him rotten for the rest of his life.

So far we're each holding up our end of the deal famously.

32 comments:

dawn said...

He is just adorable. I felt this way too after bringing my little guy home, could hold him all day. I'm glad everyone is doing fine and he's being good. I love the deal you made with him and hope he hold true to his word for you. Happy one week birthday to all of you!!

angie said...

Beautiful baby!! Congratulations!

Sue said...

There's nothing quite like sitting and gazing into the face if your newborn. He is so darling, Erin, I just want to rub his soft little head!

Kathy said...

Erin he is beautiful. I am so glad you are enjoying the newborn stage. Congrats to all of you.

Phill, Allie, and kids said...

Oh Erin he is a beautiful baby! I LOVE newborns! They grow out of that phase of grunting so fast. My baby is only 5 1/2 months old and she seems so old compared to baby Kole. Keep him young as long as you can!

Becky said...

So glad your mom is in town so you can just enjoy him. Love your deal with him. Sounds great! Oh he is so precious.

Bobbidee said...

So cute! He is precious. I am so glad your mom is still there. That is nice! :)

Kristy said...

Oh Erin, he is absolutely adorable!! So happy for you and your family, and so glad that your mom is there to take care of the "little" things while you take the time to enjoy that precious baby!!

Malea said...

I don't remember if I ever complimented you on your nursery design choice. It goes perfectly with the style of your home. You are a gifted chic. And please keep those close up baby pics coming; Chubby cheeks,little fingers, and toes will help sastisfy any baby hungry mama.

Devan and Lexie said...

Oh he is so cute! I miss the newborn stage. :)

Maren & Danny... said...

oh my gosh! What a doll-he is adorable! Does he have red hair? It kinda looks like it in the pics. Newborns are the best! I will have to remember the deal you made-such a good idea for my next!

Bonnie said...

Can't think of a better reason to NOT do all of those other things! He is adorable, such a cute baby!

Susanne said...

just wanted to pop in and say kole is one pretty boy! his head is perfect and his skin is amazing!
congrats on a perfect little boy!

Lindsey said...

Isn't it amazing how they suck you in like that. You really could spend the whole day looking at them. He is so cute and I am so glad he is being so good. I hope he continues to hold up his end of the bargain.

Katrina said...

He's beautiful!
So glad that you are getting this special time with him without having to do all the other mommy "stuff" :)

Josie said...

Erin I'm SO glad that Kole is being such a good baby! And that your Mom is able to take care of everything so you can thoroughly enjoy him! How wonderful! (I wish I could get that kind of set up.)

ok, I've now made my decision... we'll see how you are doing with baby #3 and after a FULL and HONEST report when we get together in July, then I'll decide if I think I can handle 3 or not. So no pressure or anything. :)

I am seriously so happy to see you just enjoying him and to know that your life has not turned into a never ending black hole. Hope it stays that way. He is absolutely darling and perfect and you look amazing! Love you all!

twiddlestix said...

Congratulations! You have every right to just sit and hold that precious new one! I will be in the same boat in a couple of months. Enjoy!

Lacey said...

Oh Yay!! I am getting so excited for my turn! He is just adorable! So glad for moms to come and take over for us too! I'm so glad everything is going well for you all.

Ann said...

Erin-he is soooo stinking cute!!! Is that the blue outfit I gave you?? That Ellie says smells just like me?! :) That was so funny!

Enjoy your time with your mom there! And love up that baby every second! HE IS SO CUTE!!!!!

Ann said...

P.S. The picture of him in the blue outfit with his fist at his eye iS MY FAVORITE PICTURE!!! I am happy I got to meet him! :)

Laura Hoopes said...

Ann and I have been oohing and aahing over sweet Kole.

amy said...

I am so happy that he is such a good baby for you! He is such a handsome little guy. ;) I need to come meet him & give him some squeezes. So glad to hear that you are enjoying your time with him. Snuggling a newborn is THE BEST!

BJ and Amber said...

I want to hold him and snuggle with him! He just looks absolutely adorable. I'm so glad you are enjoying his newborn stage. He is such a beautiful baby Erin! You are so lucky.

Kevin and Andrea said...

I'm telling you, the third baby is THE BEST!!! Glad things are going so well for you!! And just think, you were so worried! You got this "3 kids thing" down :0) He is such a doll!!!!!!!!

Kath said...

We. told. you. so. :)

LeAnn Hafen said...

Erin - Kole is just adorable and I love all your pictures! Your blog is always so fun to look at. Now come up to St. George so we can all chew on that little baby. Love you!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! He is one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen! Perfection.
Have fun with him..smell his neck for me!

Dave, Gretchen, Cam, Abbie & Sadie said...

He is the CUTEST!!!!

Nancy said...

Kole is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to meet him!

Mickell said...

Oh my heck he is ADORABLE!! I want to snuggle him too! Oh they grow up too fast! Keep enjoying every minute!

Amber@Timeless Treasures said...

That is one handsome baby! I'm not going lie, normally I'm very partial to my own, but Kole is a looker! Good job mommy and daddy!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Erin~you are both beautiful. I'm praying for a speedy recovery so you can be holding him again in your arms in no time. Blessings to you and your family~
Love,
Melissa