|Tyler's First Outfit|
Deciding what should be the first topic was difficult for me… Till I elected to write about my greatest joy in life… which is without a doubt my son!
Tyler Logan Rabideau was born naturally on February 26, 2011. He was 9 pounds 5 ounces and 22 ½ inches long. Don’t worry; I’m not going to go into detail about the birth. I think that kind of information is a little too much even for the internet. :P No really it was nothing like what I was anticipating. I had pictured the typical movie birth. You know where the woman is screaming the whole time, begging for drugs, and telling her husband how much she hates him for putting her in that situation. In all reality, it was much more peaceful than that.
I had heard that it is the worst pain you could ever feel in your entire life. Some would even go as far as to say it is unnatural to put someone through that kind of pain. Seriously? I think getting your hand cut off would be a million times worse! I know you’re probably reading this thinking “Oh she must have just had an easy birth”. Well the whole thing lasted about 13 ½ hours including the 45 minutes of pushing… which, again, was much better than I predicted. So what was hard about it you may ask? Well my beautiful baby boy was unfortunately looking the wrong way. That means with every contraction, his head pushed harder and harder on my pelvis. Even with that added extra pain… I never once told my adoring husband I hated him! Nor did I beg for drugs. It was, in my opinion, the perfect birth, and I wouldn’t change it for the world! :)
|Sucking On His Hand|
Almost 8 weeks have gone by since then, and Tyler has already changed so much! It’s hard to believe he’s still a newborn. 6 weeks brought on the really noticeable transformations: smiling, talking, and sleeping through the night. With these marvelous new phenomena, however, came some not so pleasant ones as well. I think the first day my baby boy smiled back at me was also the first he donned his frown… which in itself is also adorable! Along with the talking came the shorter attention span. He loves to lay on the floor and play, but if you leave him there for very long without playing with him, he gets bored. However, the best but also hardest part about the 6 week mark is the sleeping through the night, for with it comes the overwhelming dislike of sleeping at all. It baffles me how a baby that small could fight going to sleep. It’s like he has better things to do. :P
|Tyler's First Bath|
Some fun facts about Tyler:
1. Before he was born, the midwives swore there was no possible way he was over 7 pounds… he sure fooled them. :P
2. He loves getting his diaper changed! Besides the obvious fact that his diaper is taken off, I think it’s because he knows he gets lots of kisses and tummy tickles then too… which he also adores :)
3. Tyler is also fond of his bath time… which again could be attributed to the fact that his diaper is off and he’s getting a lot of attention. :)
4. When he’s hungry, he can be heard sucking his hand from rooms away. This lets me know that I have a certain amount of minutes before the deafening cries of “starvation” set in.
5. Unless he’s sleeping, he loves to wiggle and kick. Sometimes his cries mean he just wants to be put down so he can be free.