Thursday, December 11, 2008

six weeks and counting...

It's official, Mack and I have made it to the six week mark, and I can honestly say I am loving every minute of this new chapter in my life. Words can't express how much I love this boy. All the cliches are true--I would do anything for him, there is nothing like the love a mother has for her child, newborns are heaven-sent (did I forget any?). We are happy here in the Jones household.

Here are a few little factoids about Mack right now:
  • He LOVES his binky. It may be a problem in the future, but for now, it makes mom and baby very happy.
  • He started smiling about a week ago, and I finally caught a little smile on camera.
  • Just call him Grunty-McGrunterson. Honestly, he is super noisy. All the noises are very cute to his mom, but others may not think so. :)
  • He sleeps about 6-8 hours a night. Did I already say he is heaven sent?
  • He hasn't lost a single strand of his newborn hair. In fact, it has only gotten longer. What am I supposed to do with all that hair!?
  • He makes the cutest face right as he is waking up. I don't have a picture (I'll get one yet), but I never want to forget it.
  • He loves the "daddy special." When DJ watches him, he swaddles him and puts him in the bouncy chair with the vibration on, and drapes a blanket over the top. Works like a charm every time.
What a cute boy...

Alright, that's enough of my bragging (righteous pride, right?). Yesterday, a friend let me take a few pictures of her cute family. The weather was freezing and doing the Pittsburgh mist the whole time, but we were able to capture a few good ones.




Like I said, a super cute family. Thanks Brooke!

17 comments:

Dad (TMF) said...

What a sweet picture of him smiling. What a sweet little baby.
Mom

Julia said...

You're family is beautiful and your photos are outstanding!

what type of camera are you using?

Thanks for sharing your joys!

Stephen Hussein Frandsen said...

d-mack is in the house!!!!

Ryan & Amanda said...

I am so glad he is such a good baby, and so glad that you are loving being a mother. It really is the best, there really is nothing else like the love of a mom for her baby, and you just keep loving them more and more!

Libby said...

you look gorgeous! mack is still absolutely adorable!! he seriously is so cute...and i am kind of picky when it comes to saying babies are super cute!

kamille said...

oh i love those little smiles. he is so precious! you are such a great photographer. all your pictures look awesome! i wish we were going to get to see you guys over christmas!

Amy F said...

Oh, he is sweet. I love how you said you never want to forget that little morning smile. So many happy things to remember...

Love the daddy special. Will you be flying with the bouncy seat in tow??

Good job with the photo shoot... another new chapter seems to be opening for you? Do you have a budding hobby??

libby said...

Julia, Thanks for the comment! I use a Canon Rebel XT with a fixed 50 mm 1.8 lens.

Amy, a new hobby is definitely in the works. Just something to occupy my creative side. :) And, no bouncy chair will be making the flight. I just can't justify the space it take up. Too bad.

The Schneider Family said...

Aw! Libby both you and Mack look great. He is such a cutie pie. Definently has dad's hair

Michele said...

I love the smile picture...it is priceless! Six weeks already? Time flies when it is someone else's sleep deprivation.

Jill said...

Yes, capture all those cute facial expressions while you can, because sometimes they stop doing them :( But so fun to remember. He is a cutie, glad he's sleeping so well for you!

Seidi said...

libs! he's so cute. Mack looks so much like DJ in the first picture of him by himself. Crazy. So you're into photography too!!!?? I swear everyone is.

T.J., Candice, Brighton, and Addie said...

What a beautiful baby! I saw your blog through someone else's! It sounds like you are doing well. If you'd like to check out my blog send and email to candice.brindley@nebo.edu and I'll send you an invite! Again, what a gorgeous baby!
Candice Brindley (Jones)

Brett and Rachel said...

Such a cute picture of the two of you. And that one of him smiling looks so much like DJ!

Ashley said...

Wow look at you! All the pictures look amazing! You are awesome and Mack is so dang cute. Can't wait to meet him, only a few more days!

Melanie said...

I can't believe Mack is only 6 weeks old! You haven't let having an itty bitty baby slow you down at all - I really admire that! The nelson family pics look really great, good job! I esp love the color.

Brooklet said...

mack is so cute! I love all his hair!

Thanks for braving the weather with us for the pictures! It is so nice to actually have a family picture now!