Thursday, March 17, 2011

almost three weeks...

momma and baby, 2 weeks old

sweetest face i have ever seen

for some reason i kept him in his hospital hat
for days after we got home... the baby has a million
hats of his own... i just liked this one :)
first visit with dr. terry after we left the hospital.
he said we look great! he weighed 7 lbs, 8 ounces at this visit.
born at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, dropped to 7 lbs 3 ounces
and when we went on sunday, he was at 8 lbs, 4 ounces. he loves to make this serious look. he has the best eye contact
always looks like he is thinking up something reallllly important.
here are a few pics from the first days at home. we are all settled in, and actually have a pretty good schedule. bennett is doing so good. we are so lucky to have such a sweet baby! he will be 3 weeks old tomorrow and last night he slept for almost 5 hours at a time. impressed!
we absolutely hate bath time. i hate it, he hates it, daddy hates it. it is no fun for anyone because bennett screams and cries :( hopefully he will grow to love a warm bath, like his momma does.
in other news...
our TCBY is really close to opening! we have all of our employees hired and we are ready to get things going! i cant wait to have limitless vanilla with hot fudge ;)
this has been keeping daddy extremely busy.
while on this topic, i will brag on him for a second. the man has at least 4 full time jobs... opening a new business, managing several rental properties that he has to deal with on a regular basis, being a full time rep for Pfizer and he is smack dab in the middle of building us our dream home. he is also a fantastic husband and father, making those jobs number 5 and 6. i know that we have some busy and challenging times ahead, but i also know that there is nothing that we can't handle together.
he works so hard for our family, and never does anything nice for himself. if i buy him a new shirt, he makes me take it back because he would rather me have something nice for myself or the baby.. he tells me all of the time how good of a wife and mom that i am, and that i am his best friend. he means that, i know that i am his best friend. he's mine.
when we were pregnant, i thought a lot about what type of daddy jared would be. i didnt picture him being really hands on with bennett. i pictured him being more of a supporter than a doer, which was going to be fine with me. he has turned out to be both, which has surprised me. he changes diapers, worries about his well being, dresses him, reads to him, etc.
i am so blessed to be married to him, i dont know what i did in life to deserve him as my husband.
below is a picture of me a few days before we had bennett... i was the size of the house we are building that i am standing in front of ;)
hopefully our home will be done in a few weeks and we can get all settled in.
it will be crazy for a while... new baby, new business, new house all within the same month. i am trying my best to hang on and enjoy the ride. (with the help of friends, family and the occasional michelob ultra) :)

i hope that everyone has a happy st patricks day!!! we are going to get out and enjoy the sunshine this afternoon!

xoxo- sarah


quite contrary said...

congratulations! you look amazing and he is precious!

Melissa said...

I think you looked great at the end and look great now. It looks like you have already lost all the weight you gained. VERY impressive!

Bennett is adorable and he seems like a great baby. And it's great that Jared is such a wonderful father, worker, husband, man. That's hard to come by!

Oh and with Hayden - I really liked that "hospital hat" too. He wore it A LOT. It fit really well and was pretty darn cute.

In this wonderful life... said...

you guys are all so darn cute!!! Good parents and happy baby :)

I have my fingers crossed this blogging business keeps up as Bennett naps ; )

Cannot WAIT to see the house!

Jenna said...

He's adorable! We can't wait for TCBY to open!

J and M said...

Sarah----Bennett is so precious! I can't wait to meet him next time I'm up in Fayetteville. I know you guys were just getting used to being home last time I was there, so I didn't want to bother you. I know you are loving every minute of every day with him and I don't know how you get anything done-I would want to sit there and hold him all the time. :)