Sunday, August 29, 2010

Life with the Sniders

Life is good. Life is sweet. Life is full of poopy diapers, sticky milk, and baby hiccups.  And I love it. Except for the sticky milk part. Breast feeding is messy. And makes for embarrassing moments when friends come over and you discover you've soaked through your breast pad, your bra, your nursing tank, and your dress. But such is the way of motherhood, I am learning.

Gideon is doing well. Very well. Silas and I adore him. We do that thing that new parents do, where we sit in bed, staring at our baby trying desperately to get out of the swaddle he's been tied into, and we look at each other and say "Honey, we made the cutest kid ever!" Our son is so loved.

We took him to the pediatrician's office on Friday. According to the charts he's in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. I know those charts are silly. But really, I expected nothing less. He's already outgrown some of his newborn clothes. That cute romper I made him? He wore it to church today and it was almost too small.

I gave him his first bath this morning. He didn't cry or anything. He just looked up at me like "Mommy? What is this?" Then, as I pulled him out of the sink, he promptly puked all over both of us and I had to bathe him again.
That's about it, except I'd just like to state that I LOVE cloth diapering. Love. More on that at a later date. I'm going to go try and get some sleep while I can. Gideon will be waking me for boob access in about two hours.


  1. That look! :D And so much hair! Wow, what a darling! :D :coos:

  2. And I'm STOKED to be doin' just about the same thing as you in a few months time....

    LOL - just noticed the photo editing here. ;)

  3. I cloth diaper Christopher and love it. We do wool and prefolds but I'm working on making fitteds. I hope to blog about why I do wool at some point.

  4. I just got on your blog after all this time... and read the exciting news! Congrats! I'm so excited for you both... he is so adorable. But you knew that. Hehe. :) :) God bless you. I'm so thankful there weren't complications...

    Cheers. :)

  5. Awww...adorable! Congrats on your adorable bundle of joy. My friend will be a first time mommy in a a few months and she literally awwwed when I asked her to read this post of yours. =)

  6. Oh he is just so beautiful! I haven't read your birth story yet (I was outta town and I knew I wanted to give my full attention to it) but soon.

    Your boobs will regulate themselves soon enough and the spraying and leaking will stop! That's one thing that I sorta forgot about that I get to look forward to in a few months. Lolz!

  7. He is so cute! Sounds like you are adjusting to motherhood well.

  8. Elisabeth, he's gorgeous. You two really did make a cutie pie. No parental goggles about it - he's adorable!

    So glad you're making the transition so well and everyone is settling it. :)

  9. He is so cute, I love the box over his.. ah hem...


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