Sunday, January 25, 2009

First Few Days at Home

Charlie is 4 days old! He's been pretty sleepy so far, but has quite the yell to let us know when he needs something. I can't decide who had more of a piercing cry as a newborn... Eli or Charlie :) On our first night home, we were lucky enough to have a four-hour stretch of sleep, which was great.

The second night, Charlie woke up EVERY hour (from 11-6) wanting to eat. I thought I was going to die by the next morning. The problem was he wouldn't eat for more than 10 minutes or so at a time... luckily things were resolved the next morning when he finally pooped after not going for two days.

And now it appears that Charlie's pooping problems are a thing of the past - because last night he pooped at least five times in just a few hours - we lost count after a while (sorry for the potty talk on the blog). Luckily I had a nice four-hour stretch at the end of the night, which helped me not feel too awful by the time morning came.
Here's Charlie on the way to his first doctor's appointment on Friday - Ben took him (our pediatrician suggested this, which I thought was a great idea! I stayed home and took a nap and avoided an uncomfortable car ride - I'm definitely still healing)
The Klearmans came over for a visit on Saturday - here's Caroline holding Charlie
Eli with Caroline and Charlie
Davey (Uncle Munkle) and (a very hungry/grouchy) Charlie
My dad singing songs to Charlie
love those chubby cheeks!
Gram talking to Charlie

Eli and Ben having fun
(Eli has enjoyed lots of daddy time over the last few days)

First bath:


Suzette Selden said...

Congratulations Sarah! I'm so happy for you. Charlie is such a cutie.

Katie said...

Sarah, he is so sweet! I can't wait to meet him and hold him.

Marci said...

He's so cute Sarah! Having a newborn is so bitter definitely reminded me of the things I'm not looking forward too :-)...but they are so cuddly!

Young Family said...

He is so cute. Hopefully Charlie will follow in Parkers footsteps, he has slept for 8 hours the last two night.

Sarah Smith said...


Charlie is an absolutely beautiful baby! I wish I was there to hold him. Congrats!

Angie said...

Congrats! He looks so much like Eli. He is so cute. Looks like you will have to change the name of your blog...

Beckie said...

You and Ben make adorable kids!
Those cheeks, I just want to kiss them.

Danielle said...

What a doll! I'm glad you're getting a little sleep; hopefully it will get better as the days go by.

Hey, we haven't seen a picture of all four of you together yet! Will we see one soon??

Hillary said...

I definitely agree about those cheeks. So squishable and kissable! Charlie does looks like Eli, and I hope you can get some rest during your recovery. It's a lot harder to do that with a toddler running around. I wish I was there to visit you. Congrats on such a darling baby boy!

Kelly D. said...

He is SO cute!

I'm ALL about dads taking the babies to the doctor in that first week. Your doctor is right!

And yeah, you gotta love the hours that newborns keep. My fingers are crossed that he keeps giving you four hour stretches from time to time!

Caitlin said...

He's beautiful, Sarah. Congratulations!

(I found your blog on facebook and have been lurking for a while, but I just had to say something about Charlie!)

The Knisley's said...

SO cute! I love those chubby cheeks- I just want to pinch them! I'm glad you're doing better. I'm gonna have to give you a call soon!

Love, Faye

LINDSAY said...

Congrats again. He's a cutie pie!

Amy Gelwix said...

He is the most darling baby. I am excited for your little family.

Amber Ro said...

Wow!! He is darling. I love chubby cheeks on babies. I hope you are feeling well:)