Thursday, January 22, 2009

More of Spencer

Gotta have the one-eyed wink!
He sleeps for 2 long naps during the day, and usually sleeps for 3 hours at a time at night and goes back to sleep after a good feeding and diapering. He is really sweet and a lot of fun. He makes the usual grunty noises, but lately I've heard a couple of coos out of him. That's cute. :) We love him so much!

Snow Days

Even though it's freezing out, sometimes we just have to get out of the house! I bundle up the baby and keep him covered in a blanket. Here are the big snow boys! Garrett could hardly move!

I realized I had some pictures of Richard with Spencer, but not of Garrett. Garrett loves to hold the baby!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Spencer Evan Thornton

Just some recent pictures of Spencer Evan!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm back...sort of...

I guess I was never very 'incapacitated' as Ben put it, but he was definitely more excited to post pictures...Ben is very happy today because he successfully fed Spencer with a bottle of formula. Unfortunately Spencer is not eating enough to let us bring him home before Sunday. So now I am pumping, nursing and giving a bottle of formula at each feeding. When the milk comes in it will be better, but until then we need to give formula. Of course our priority is getting him 'fat enough' for the Doctor's approval to bring him home. This has happened with each of our babies...they sure come fast and easily enough, but then they have a hard time when they get here! My recovery has been so easy...I have to remember to lay down and take it easy. I have no stitches, tearing or recovery from an epidural. He was only 5 pounds 10 ounces, and third baby, so it was a quick labor. It only got hard and intense when the Dr. broke my water when I was at an 8 and then we were done in about 30 minutes. I don't like being 'stuck' out here in Payson far from home, and I am so grateful Ben's mom decided to stay and help out at home so I can have Ben here with me. I hope we answered the questions...we welcome more and any healthy visitors after Sunday. We'll keep you posted on when we get to bring him home. I am being discharged today, but will stay as a guest in the hospital until Spencer is strong enough to come home. Richard and Garrett came to visit and we set them up with a movie and snacks to keep them happy. We'd walk around and go see the baby through the window.

Friday, January 2, 2009

In answer to the many questions...

Yes - I am very much a typical guy, running on minimal brainpower and leaving out so many details. This picture answers many questions, including those of you who may be wondering about his Apgar score and the name of the on-call pediatrician. So far his name is Spencer. He was born at 4:58 AM and was not the first baby - boo hoo. He's had low blood sugar but is otherwise very healthy. He's a little guy, but look at his parents. He was 3 weeks early. Ladies - please don't be jealous but he was out in 2 pushes. Just click on the picture to get a bigger copy.

Incidentally, we only have room in our hearts for 2 boys so one of the other two are up for grabs... just kidding. I better get off this blog before I taint it too much with my twisted wit. Sorry Corinne - I know - I'm sleeping on the couch (yes!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Corinne usually takes care of the blog so this entry may not be as spectacular. Unfortunately, she is incapacitated for a couple of further he is, arrived before 5am this morning...

And Corinne looks cute in this one...

And check this out...

How does she do it???