Monday, June 16, 2008

Pictures of Cooper

As you's some pics of my baby!
The first three are photos taken by my good friend Kelly. She's an awesome artist and takes beautiful photos. I can't wait to see the rest of the pics from our newborn session with her. The picture of the three of us is taken in our new upstairs bedroom. We are loving it up there even though it is not fully done yet. I'll try to get some progress shots up here for you to see how it is going. Cooper and I take lots of naps on the new king sized bed. Lots of room for us to spread out and snooze!

Earlier today in his cute little onesie:

Cooper's first sponge bath at home. He looks relaxed here but that soon changed when the temperature wasn't just exactly perfect. He's not a fan of temperature fluctuations. He really hates wet wipes. It makes diaper changing a blast! :)

Bryan with his first Father's Day card. I went out of the house for the first time on my own on Father's Day to pick up a card for Bryan. That's why he got the bottom of the barrel teddy bear card.

Cooper's first stroller ride in his fancy-schmancy Bumbleride:


I love how he's sleeping here:

Bryan went back to work today. Eeek! Cooper and I survived our first day alone without to much craziness. We even managed an outing together to pick up Babette from the groomer. I get pretty scared when I have to take him out of the house. Especially by myself! But, we did ok and he slept the entire 15 minutes we were out. Ha! I can't believe leaving the house for 15 minutes takes so much preparation and worry. I know it will get easier but it is so hard for me to imagine that at this point. I get worried that he will get hungry, that he will cry inconsolably, that he will dirty his diaper, that I will drop him in front of a crowd, etc, etc. All pretty much things I could handle, but still...

Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Life With Baby Boy

It's incredibly hard to get anything done when you have a baby! There's lots of things that go by the wayside until there's a moment of calm- where the baby is fed and changed, the parents have had a decent amount of sleep (1 or 2 hours?- yeah that's plenty), we've eaten something to nourish our bodies, the kitchen is clean (we can see at least some of the counter top), AND it isn't time to start the whole process over again. Here's that moment. I thought about laying on the couch and blankly staring at the TV but, then I thought better of it and wanted to post a little something here.

I don't think I have time to go too deep into the story yet. I might start and then get called away by my little sugar plum. So, I will write what I can...

Life with Cooper is an adventure. Bryan and I have been students of baby care 101 all week long. Each day brings new challenges, new successes, and new love. By far, the first day home from the hospital was the hardest. I still was recovering from delivery pretty seriously and we had to learn how to take care of our newborn while sleep deprived and hormone-crazy (me). Every day we seem to get the hang of parenting a little more. I have no idea how any woman can do this job on her own- especially in the first week. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have a husband that takes care of the baby just as much as I do. He's a natural- Cooper loves being held by his Daddy. And how many women can say that their husband has changed just as many diapers as they have- possibly more? I can! Yay! Bryan is my rock- in this situation as in any other. Holding my hand and gently reassuring me as a new mother.

There's no way I can describe how much we love this little guy. He's just an amazing little thing- his perfect little body, his curious eyes, his flailing hands, his little bird-mouth (ever searching for food, fingers), his sweet yawns and coos. It's enough to just sit and hold him. I miss him when I'm napping. I love him so much. So, without further ado, here's some more photos of our son. Enjoy!

Also, for more photos please visit Bryan's flickr page. Just go to

Monday, June 02, 2008

Cooper Beck Kelley

It's gonna be short but sweet...

June 1st, 2008
7 pounds 4 ounces
21" long
blue eyes

Our baby was born yesterday, June 1st at 11:17am. He is the most amazing thing. There's so much emotion going on right now that I can't even explain. We are so happy and feel so LUCKY that we have had such a wonderful birth experience and now have such a beautiful, healthy, happy baby. I am overfilled with joy. I cannot take my eyes off of him. Here's some photos so you can see what I mean!!! :) More news later when we recover a little more. Thanks for all the well wishes...