Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The first 12 Days

Rivers is 12 days old. 
at his first dr. appointment he weighed 6lb 10oz.
Today at his appointment he weighed a whopping 7lb 11oz. Woah big boy! 
I knew he was a good eater... but wasn't expecting that haha. 
It has been a complete joy snuggling him and loving on him. He is our "happy place" lately.
I cannot get over how cute he is. He is our little old man Rivers. 
His lighter brown hair color still throws me off. And its fuzziness.
Things could not be going better with our new addition in our home. 
The kids really just love love love him. No issues with jealousy or anything like it. 
I think because they have had eachother as long as they can remember.. Adding Rivers to the mix wasn't a big deal. 
He is a really good baby too. I know his sleep habits pretty well now and I get excited for his "awake" times. 
I just cannot get enough of him. We love him so much. I love this sweet newborn phase. And I can already feel it slipping away a little. 
I really feel so blessed.. and I feel like I can't even put it into words. 
He kinda stole my heart I guess :)

Baby Rivers day 1 at the hospital.
Riv's first morning at home.. Beck checkin him out and givin Riv his teddy bear.
Rivers wide awake.
Second morning at home.. I woke up to this little moment with Tuck, Beck, and Arli lovin on Rivers.
Beck and Arli getting to know their new brother. 
3 kids in a row.. Woah. I'm a mom of 3 aha moment.

River's start of his 2nd week. 
Awake more often.. showin us those cute eyes. 
And Beck just completely loving him.

We have already been back to our regular day to day routine. It seems like so long ago he was born.
It's amazing how you're just thrown back into life when you have other little ones. 
Tucker had a triathlon race in Burley last weekend.. we had a niece's birthday party and then a wedding reception. Then my brother's birthday dinner. And that was just last weekend.
Arli started swim lessons this week too. Luckily Tuck's summer school ended so he is free during the mornings until fall semester starts, so he's been a ton of help. Thank goodness.

Now.. I must get back to cuddling my baby boy... since i can't even focus enough to write this. 
Oh little Rivers, you've already got me wrapped around your finger.


Ellen said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear everything is going well for you and your sweet family. Rivers is one cute little guy. Life is Good :)

MOLLY said...

aw, he is so precious, he definitely has you and arli's cute little chin. but i can see the boys in him for sure (tucker and beck). what a special little family you are! how do feel about the spacing of arli and rivers? i always wonder how long to wait before/if we have another. i really like his name btw!! congrats congrats!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

He is so precious!

Dane and Kelsey Pence said...

oh i love all the pictures! cant believe how big he got so fast! im so happy for you guys!!

Rachelle said...

Congrats! He is so darling, and sweet. I'm so happy for you guys. You are such a good mom. p.s. a few posts down, holy cute belly! You stuck straight out! All baby. Luckyyyy! <3 ya.