This past Tuesday was our two year anniversary and the one big OBVIOUS thing I can say is MY, HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Although, they’ve changed so much for the better. We didn’t do anything very exciting to celebrate. We just wanted to be together with our son, the greatest gift anyone could ask for. We went on a family picnic to Shawnee Mission Park and then let Roxie play in the off-leash dog park. We always receive so many compliments on how cute Roxie is. But it’s even more fun to receive compliments from strangers about our son AND our dog. Everyone thinks Landon is so cute. We agree : )
Here’s to the best two years of my life so far. I can’t wait to see what our future holds.
I know having a child can be stressful on a marriage but our relationship has never been better. We both think that it has made us stronger as a couple. Naaman is the best Dad and seeing Landon asleep on his chest gives me the best feeling in the world. A feeling of pure contentment. I’m so in love with my Husband and now I’m so in love with my son.
I can’t believe Landon was born two weeks ago today. Time is flying by and I am trying to stay in the moment and relish this time with my newborn son. He is so small, fragile and innocent. I find myself staring at him all the time. I want him to open his eyes more because they are so big and beautiful. And although we thought they were dark brown at first it is clear now that they are a deep blue just like Mommy’s eyes. We also thought his hair was dark brown but it is actually blonde just like Mommy’s hair. How exciting it will be to see him grow and develop into a little man. I am so grateful that my son is here with us.
We had a rough first week when jaundice set in and his bilirubin levels were suddenly sky-high. His weight dropped from 6.14 to 6.2 and he kept getting more and more yellow. Finally, at our doctor’s appt. on our anniversary, we were told that he was back up to 6.15 and his bilirubin level had peaked and was leveling off. We’re so happy that the jaundice has passed.
Landon seems to be a very good baby. He never wakes us up. I have to wake him up to feed him! Although I know that will probably change once he becomes more alert. He smiles and makes the cutest sounds in his sleep. I don’t want to blink because I’m afraid I’ll miss something! Grandma and Grandpa Watts bought Landon a fun floormat and we tried it out last night. It was amazing watching him look at it. He even grabbed for the little red bird and Naaman and I were both so impressed!
The sleep deprivation is not that bad at all. In fact, I am getting more sleep now than in my last month of pregnancy, which was horrendously painful for me. And you’re talking about a woman who had her epidural wear off during the last hour and a half of pushing! I still think that the last month of pregnancy was worse because it lasted a lot longer than the time I pushed. My recovery has also been relatively easy and painless. Thank God for that!
Anyway, Naaman and I are having so much fun with Landon. He is so precious and perfect. We just can’t get enough of him.
Following are some new pictures and some videos if you’re interested!
Landon’s First Bath!
Landon playing with his Baby Einstein Play Gym for the first time!
All three of my sisters were in town (a rare occurence) to visit their nephew! He is a lucky little spoiled boy : )
Roxie meeting Landon for the first time. She is insanely jealous but has been very good about being gentle with him.
Our little long-legged man. He loves to stretch out.
Landon’s first trip to the park. Note the wrist bands. I have horrible carpel tunnel since giving birth!
Daddy and Landon on our 2-year anniversary. They are both so handsome.