November Morning

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Introducing Dawson Crew Gregory

Dawson Crew Gregory was born on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  He weighed 8lbs. 6oz. and was 20.5 inches long.  He has dirty blonde hair that is light on the top and dark in the back.  His body is long and skinny.  So far we think his face looks more like Dave and his body type is more like mine.  He also has beautiful blue eyes like his mama (even though Dave thinks they are green).  We are loving getting to know our little boy! 

Dawson had a rough first couple of days once we got home.  He had jaundice and his levels were getting worse each day so we had to get a bilibed to help treat the jaundice.  It was so sad to see him lay on the bilibed- a really nice welcome to Earth. 

 We were supposed to keep him on the bed as much as possible which meant having Dawson sleep on the bilibed.  This made for some rather sleepless nights for all of us.  I tried to sit with him/ nap with him when I could so he wouldn't have to be alone.

 We were glad when he didn't have to use it anymore!  Luckily, Dawson was able to get off the bilibed after a couple of days.  We are grateful for modern technology that can quickly cure illness.

Since then, we have been able to have a lot more fun with Dawson!  He is such a cute boy.  Dave and I are constantly in amazement of our sweet creation.

Dawson sleeps for about three hours at a time.  He then likes to eat, have his diaper changed, and usually go back to sleep. 

When he is awake he loves to look around.  It is so sweet when he stares straight into our eyes.  It makes our hearts melt. 

Dawson also has the cutest little whine.  While he is sleeping he lets out this high pitched whine every now and then that sounds like a sad puppy.  It is so cute and always makes us laugh.

Dawson hates to be swaddled.  He loves, loves, loves for his arms to be free and wild!  Because of this he often scratches his face (and me).  This tends to make putting him to sleep kind of challenging, unless he is really full and sleepy.

Dawson also hates baths!  He is getting better each time, but bath time is still a dreaded event for all of us.  I can't even give him a bath alone.  It is so stressful that I have to wait until the evening when Dave can help me!

Most of the time though, Dawson is just a calm, happy baby.  He already seems so much bigger to me and only two weeks have gone by!  We are so looking forward to watching our boy grow and learning more about his personality!

We love you Dawson!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, Jess. He is so adorable. I can't get over it haha. I love how he sleeps with his arms up above his head. Most newborns love to be swaddled so that's so funny! What a sweetheart!