Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's the little things

About a month ago, I heard a Mom in our ward say, "My baby slept for 6 hours last night and it felt SO good to get 4 or 5 hours of sleep." It totally blew my mind and just didn't make any sense to me at the time, but last night I laid down and said to Jenni, "Hopefully, Charlie will sleep for 2 or 3 hours so we can get some good sleep." How my definition of "good sleep" has changed in the last week. But anyway, onto the interesting stuff.

So the last two nights have been a whole new type of experience. There's been a LOT of fun and smiles, but we are SO VERY thankfully that we've had Grandma Lynn here to run some errands, help out with meals and the house, and most importantly step in with some MUCH needed relief when the little guy is just wearing us out. We're hoping to finally get him to be more active during the day and sleep longer between feedings during the night (instead of his nocturnal creature schedule that he has going right now because the kid seems to only poop and pee in the middle of the night and wants to wake Mommy up every hour or two), but I guess we'll just have to be patient for at least a few days.

I also made my first rookie Dad mistake at home and got pee all over the couch. I was changing the little guy and left him without a diaper for about a minute and he ended up deciding that he wasn't done. He scared the living daylights out of himself and startled Dad as well. I guess that the good thing that came out of it was that all of the couch cushions are looking a lot cleaner since the experience prompted a much needed washing of the covers, but I hope that I've learned that lesson and that we won't have to repeat the experience.

And to finally wrap up the post, you can check out the latest batch of pictures on the Picasa Web Album or on Facebook,or here's some videos that we made of the little guy in action.

Charlie having a little play time with Mommy and saying hi to Grandma and Grandpa Johansen:

Charlie really enjoying a meal (it may be hard to appreciate this without having seen his normal balled up and squirmy eating habits):

Charlie doing his "tricks":


Christina said...

I'm so excited to see the little guy in action. And don't worry, Dave, you'll get used to the pee. They see their chance and they take it. Hope you guys get some sleep soon!

Emily Blais said...

Good thing you are such an amazing updater! I have been going through withdrawals from Charlie, so the videos make it easier to live far away :) He just gets cuter!!! Good Job on the videos dave, keep them coming!