Archive for February, 2008

Update- 2 weeks old!!!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Well, Gavin is 2 weeks old now.  The last few days are a bit of a blur.  It’s hard to believe that his actual due date hasn’t even come around yet but it’s like he was always here with us.  He’s doing really well.  He’s such a good baby- I can’t believe how blessed we are!  He is a champion sleeper- we actually have to wake him up to feed him!  Let’s just hope he keeps this up!  He did lose a little weight after birth while he was in the NICU, but he’s started putting it back on now and seems to be doing really well.  He is going to be a tall guy just like his daddy- he is so long already!  He had to have his circumcision done yesterday since they couldn’t do it while he was in the NICU.  I think that was harder for Mommy than Gavin!  They said he only cried for a minute.  He’s just sleeping it off today- which is why I have time to write this!

The funny thing to me is that he looks like someone different in our family every day.  Sometimes I think he looks just like Bryan, then I’ll think he looks like Mark or Jeff, or Chris or Brent.  The other day, I swear he made a face that looked just like Marshall- I just had to laugh.  And that dark hair… its actually curly when its wet!  We’ll have to post a picture after his bath.  That had to come from his grandmas.  The only thing about him that really looks like me is this concerned look that he gets on his face- this deep furrowed brow.  Too cute.

As for me, I’m doing really well too.  The c-section recovery is actually going much better than I had expected.  I’m really lucky to have my mom and Bryan’s mom come to help me these first few weeks.  I know this whole thing would have been so much harder without them both.  I’ll never be able to repay them!  I am getting a little stir crazy here, so I am looking forward to being able to get out and do some stuff in the next week or so.  Bryan had to go back to work this past week- and other than missing us, he’s adjusting to fatherhood really well.  He amazes me every single day and I just love to sit and watch him hold his son.

On the animal front, Duchess, Vader, and Chewie are also adjusting to this new little person in the house.  It’s hard to tell exactly what Duchess thinks of him.  She cries whenever he cries… or grunts, or coughs, or sneezes.  I can’t tell if she’s just concerned and wants us to do something or if she just wants him to shut up!  She is definitely anxious about him right now, but other than that- no big issues.  I’m hoping that she’ll fully adjust in another week or two and no more worries.  Vader seems to have adjusted to him completely.  She’s so laid back, I didn’t expect any different.  Chewie is very curious about him and all his stuff (so what else is new?), but overall- he’s adjusting pretty well too.  The funniest thing is that the 2 cats have both taken to sleeping outside our bedroom door now.  It’s like they want to be as close to the action as possible! 

Well, we will try to update some more pictures soon and I’m going to try my best to keep up with this on a regular basis so that everyone can watch him grow!

-Stacie

Gavin is here!!!

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Gavin Bryan Huelsbeck was born on 02/08/2008 at 9:41 PM.

Weight:  6 lbs. 15 oz.

Height:  20.25″

family photo