4.16.2009

week 1.

Today Graham celebrated his 1 week birthday! It's crazy to think he's already been here for a full week. Then again, not...We've been awake for most of it! But the sleep deprivation is so worth it--this way we won't miss much of his precious babyhood. And already, we can't even imagine life without him. It's been the most amazing week of snuggling, and staring, and just getting to know this little man. Our camera can hardly keep up. We've had a house full of flowers and tasty meals from our church friends, and we can hardly wait for the grandpas+grandmas, aunts+uncles and cousin to travel here to meet him in the next few weeks.

Already, he's growing like a weed. He had his first visit to the pediatrician on Tuesday...It was the sweetest thing, hearing the nurse call his name from the waiting room. He's officially a real little person! Already, he's regained his birth weight and more. I thought I noticed a little extra chunk in those cheeks. {Definitely has his daddy's appetite.} And speaking of milestones--yesterday he lost his little umbilical cord and gained a belly button. That's the best news ever, because now we can play dress-up much more easily! How exciting to finally whip out that Spring Chicken onesie I've been dreaming to see him wear. :)

To celebrate week 1 coming to a close, we whipped up the heat in our apartment and attempted a few bare babe photos. Let me tell you, we knew the risks involved in leaving a newborn completely exposed, but I was still surprised at how many clean blankets we burned through. Still--worth it. My heart is melting over the pic with daddy {bottom}. He is the spitting image of Jeff, don't you think!?

20 comments:

Cottage Mommy said...

Oh fun....thanks for sharing about your first week! Makes me even more excited to meet my little boy! Graham is beautiful and I am always impressed by the incredible photos you guys take! The one of Jeff and Graham is precious! I got two great ones of my husband and my oldest, Eli when he was teeny tiny and I still have them displayed. That will be one you will treasure forever! Glad things are going so well for you!

kt mac said...

Beautiful photos Jess :)

Glad to here you are having a wonderful firs week together as a little family of three.
Thanks for sharing these with us he certainly is a cute spring chicken!

Leslie said...

oh the sweetness, isn't it beyond anything you expected.. so much better..
and love the nuddy ones, we worked hard for those with Cade too. :) but worth it... and yes Jessica, he does look just just just like daddy

{eleise} said...

oh his is too cute...I hope we get to meet him when Jeff & I head over to California...

Aminta said...

Oh my gracious he is strong! Such a beautiful one week old you have there Jessica, seriously.
What a darling.
Hopefully you will continue to think that sleep deprivation is worth it.....because it catches up, and soon he will sleep through the night, and that phase will be over. Cherish it as you are, for it goes OH SO FAST!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

He is just too cute! I am loving the nudey pics! And I am so sure you are loving Motherhood! I think he looks a lot like his daddy, but I might have seen a little bit of momma too :)

daniella said...

These are beautiful photos! What kind of camera do you use?

Congrats on surviving the first week! That's a big deal. Once you get past the three month mark life will get easier and easier.

Mira, Amelia, and 'rents said...

What sweet photos. Congrats to you!

Blush Paperie said...

THAT is absolutely the most precious picture ever. Thank you for sharing!

Elijah's Mom said...

Oh gosh, I forgot about hearing the nurse call his name for the first time! I loved that. And just wait until the first time you get a phone call and they ask for "Graham's mom." Those are adorable pics, thanks for soaking the blankets to get them. :)

Becca said...

Ok, I need to come visit again, ASAP! Too adorable!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh he's a keeper. Such a handsome wee fellow. All the best!!

diashermosos said...

Those pics are absolutly adorable! And I adore his name. So glad you guys are soaking up every sweet second of parenthood :)

~Holly~ said...

What a beautiful baby boy!!! Congratulations to you and your husband Jeff! Amazing pics too! I love that you said you loved hearing his name called by the nurse because I always got excited as well and then it really hit me I was responsible for another human being! :D Enjoy that precious baby, they grow up way too fast!!

Brooke said...

Hi and congratulations! I found your blog months ago while I was still pregnant. Your due date was just days off from mine, but I ended up delivering almost nine weeks early, so it's been fun checking in on you from time to time! Congratulations, again! You've got a beautiful little boy :)

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, he is so sweet and wonderful! congratulations!!!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful blog you have. Congratulations on your newest little one...so precious!

I see you live in S.F. I was born and raised there...born at Mary's Help Hospital, now Seton Med. Center, and lived in Park Merced (not sure what it's called now, but it's over by S.F. State and Stonestown Mall). I have such fond memories of that place and the smell of eucalyptus makes me miss my childhood. :)

Pink of Perfection said...

oh heavens. what perfection! (the husband's looks pretty good, too! ;)

Abbey said...

adorable!! congratulations!

have a lovely said...

oh so very late in chiming in...so many many congrats jessica!!! he is just precious and what a wonder woman you are...no meds!!! such a hero!!! hope you are enjoying those newborn snuggles and life as a family of 3!!