Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just because I'm cute

Cooper this morning looking stinkin' cute! Plus Mom is in a good mood since she slept for 6 hours last night. (Not all at once, but STILL.)


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Swing Time

Thank goodness Cooper likes his swing! Thanks to the swing, I got to sleep from 4 a.m. until 6 a.m. Two whole hours in a row!

Monday, October 27, 2008

No Flash Photography, Please.

Much to my chagrin, David is always snapping pictures of me and the baby. Cooper is super cute and needs his picture taken, but I look like ultra worn-out Mommy all the time and DO NOT need my picture taken. I finally picked up the camera myself and snapped a picture of Cooper and Daddy.
New this week: Cooper seems to be focusing more and more on our faces and he turns his head whenever someone that isn't holding him speaks.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bath time

Cooper's umbilical cord fell off this week, so he got his first real bath at home. He loved it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hear me roar!













I was just reading in our "What to Expect..." baby book how at three to four weeks babies start communicating in other ways besides crying. Cooper's new form of communication is a sort of growling sound he makes when he gets frustrated. It is far more preferable than crying...it cracks us up to hear Cooper roar!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Picture of the Day

David and I are trying to remember to take a picture of Cooper everyday. Here are a few from the past few days.

 

Saturday, October 18, 2008

He's growing!

Cooper is two weeks old today! Yesterday Cooper went in for his two week check-up. After losing 8 oz initially, he gained 13 oz. and a half inch in length in just one week. I was just hoping he would have gotten back to his birth weight (7 lbs, 6 oz.), but NO! He is now 7 lbs, 13 oz! It's no wonder he gets fussy...we can't keep that boy fed! Other than his seemingly endless appetite, Cooper is such a good baby! He is very alert and happy and likes kicking his feet and trying to lift his head.
Mom and Dad are tired, since Cooper likes to wake up every two hours (sometimes sooner) to eat! Last night he slept for 4 hours in a row...TWICE! We are hoping that we are turning a corner, and that wasn't some kind of fluke, but I guess we will see how much sleep we get in the next few days.
Here is Cooper on his 2 week birthday, doing the airplane in his sleep.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cooper James Kirk has arrived!

Friday, October 3rd, began like any other. David went to work, and I ran errands with Mom, as I continued to get ready for my scheduled induction on October 9th. That evening, as David was driving back from hunting, my water broke and Mom and Libby drove me to the hospital. Luckily David was only an hour away and got to be there for almost all of my 16 hours of labor. On October 4th, instead of celebrating my brother's birthday, I gave birth to Cooper James Kirk at 12:42 p.m. He was 7 lbs, 6oz and 21 inches long. He arrived with a slight temperature but with good color and health! Everyone exclaimed at how much he looks like his dad! David's eyes, nose, fingers, and toes, but my chin. We are so excited to have him here finally! Here are a few pictures:
Cooper with Grandma and Grandpa
Cooper with Nonnie and Papa