Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We're happy, but tired.

Sometimes it's nice to have him be a little noisy at night. It's nice to know that he's alive. I get a little paranoid thinking that he stopped breathing just because I haven't heard anything in a while. But, then my thought of enjoying his noises at night has a fine line. Once he makes enough noises that it keeps me awake for half of the night, then it isn't as cute, and I think I get too much reassurance that he is still breathing. Typically he is pretty good about sleeping, right now getting about 3-4.5 hours of sleep during the night, but last night he had some stomach issues and couldn't really get settled. So, as you probably know, it was really fun!

Anyway, he's still amazing. At the end of the day we have an adorable, amazing baby boy. He is holding his head up already. I have no idea at what age they are supposed to be doing stuff, but I feel at two weeks if he is holding his head up and looking at my face, that's pretty amazing!

So, there are other things going on in our lives, for instance, we are still broke, living on love isn't as fun as it sounded in the beginning. I am currently working two jobs, one as a fitness trainer (don't worry about the two chins in the picture above) and one for the church Jess and I go to. I enjoy both equally, and hope to continue both for a while.

That's all for now. I hope you are all doing well.
Chris Jess and Ben

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ok, so he's cute...

But seriously, does he have to stay up until 3 am.

He is definitely the most amazing kid ever born. Trust me on this one, it's fact, I googled it. It's not just me being partial as his dad, it's a fact (Soon to be well known).

This morning we all woke up at around 9:30, he was a little fussy. Which reminds me, why is that when you have a child, you start using words like, oochoo boo, and, "He's a little tooty.", and fussy? I think it's funny that our words have changed, and he still can't talk, much less understand what we are saying. I don't mind all of it, but I just thought it was interesting...

Thursday, December 6, 2007

my first blob...i mean blog

Hi there friends.
Well, it's December 6th, and my new baby boy is 3 days old. He's grown up so much in the 3 days we've known him. It's an interesting thing having a baby. Everybody says it, but it's really true, having a baby changes your life! So far, all he does is cry, sleep, eat, pee and poop. However, he has smiled a couple of times, so that's nice. Sometimes I feel a little helpless as a dad at this stage of things. I can't really feed him, I barely know how to change his diaper, and my facial hair bothers him just a bit.

All in all, he is wonderful. Jess and I couldn't have asked for a better pregnancy, the birth was a little long, but in the end we had a good experience. We feel very blessed to have a beautiful boy who doesn't seem to get bothered by much. He's pretty laid back (when he gets what he wants)!

So, for those who don't know, my wife Jessica and I were married in May of 2005, and have loved every minute of it. We are living in Elk Grove, California (it's near Sacramento). I work as a fitness trainer, and I work part time for our church. It's a pretty good gig. Jess works for a company called Cardinal health, and is a operations coordinator. Although she calls herself the assistant regional manager. She's kind of a big deal. We love our life, and we consider ourselves blessed continually.

More to follow...