Hibernation Mode

It’s a strange thing when you have a baby and things SLOW DOWN. You wake up and all of a sudden it’s already 1pm and nobody has had a shower or brushed their teeth or even really had a decent meal but somehow you’ve been busy since 7am!

We have definitely been in hibernation mode…and I’ve been taking advantage of Dave being home by sleeping whenever I can and then nursing Blake pretty much takes up the rest of the time! He goes back to work next week, for just that week before taking another 4 weeks off for his parental leave, so Coen and Blake and I get to have a little test run to see how our routine will change once Daddy is back to work full-time!

Blake is doing great, and still seems to be pretty chill, yay! I am loving the newborn stage this time around and can actually enjoy him being so tiny and cuddly. We are sleeping pretty well, although Blake does seem to have his day/nights mixed up a bit as his longest stretch of sleep is usually mid afternoon. He wants to be up at about 2am for a solid 2 hours, but he’ll usually just spend that time laying next to me staring at the pictures on the wall and me, which is pretty sweet too. Dave and I have worked out a pretty good system for sleep, so I think we are all handling it pretty well!

I can’t believe it is almost Christmas! I had high hopes for a bunch of handmade gifts this year…but I think we’ll need to hit the stores instead for most…ah well. Next time I’ll have to start in August and not have a baby right before Thanksgiving!

I had a little photoshoot with the boys this morning!

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Welcome Blake!

Welcome Blake!

Welcome Blake!

  1. #1 by Jill on December 9, 2009 - 7:37 pm

    Kirsten, your boys are so adorable!!! I am SO glad to hear that things are going so well for you. Sleep is the BEST thing for a new mama. I just love the shot of Blake’s lil toes….you are so talented. Sending lots of love your way. I hope you have a very blessed holiday!

  2. #2 by Jamie on December 9, 2009 - 8:11 pm

    Oh honey!! These pics are soooo presh. Glad things are going well for you all. I hope you’re putting Dave to work with the camera too! I wanna see you in some next time 😉

  3. #3 by Wanda on December 9, 2009 - 10:53 pm

    Beautiful shots…beautiful family!

  4. #4 by renee @ FIMBY on December 10, 2009 - 4:38 am

    look at how much coen looks like Dave! I’ve hardly seen Dave but the resemblance in the eyes is striking.

    go easy on yourself hon. Homemade Christmas with a newborn is a little unrealistic.

    Good luck next week. You’re going to do just fine. I remember very well being terrified of Damien going back to work and my mom leaving after our babes were born, all three times. How was I possibly going to manage – nursing, meals, laundry, child-care. I did. I found my groove and learned to enjoy the flow to our days except those last 2 hours before Daddy got home from work, those were always hard.

    Ok, I ramble. Take care and Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate.

  5. #5 by gkgirl on December 10, 2009 - 11:27 am

    ohhhhhhh…so adorable!
    congratulations on your little bundle of cuteness!

  6. #6 by noapathyallowed on December 10, 2009 - 12:57 pm

    Sweet! Can’t wait to see you all in Feb/March!

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