Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Four Weeks Old Already!

Today is Riker's four week birthday! The first three weeks are a total blur for me. Brian went back to work on Monday leaving us to fend for ourselves and while I was dreading the day, it's actually gone pretty well. Feeding is getting easier. Feeding the baby that is. Feeding me has gone down the priority list amongst the all-consuming tasks of nursing, settling and changing diapers. When I was pregnant I wondered how it could possibly be that a baby could take so much time. I mean really, there should be time for a shower and casual lunches with friends - or so I thought. Now the days pass and I realize I haven't changed my clothes in two days. It takes 2-3 hours to get ready to leave the house and I'm lucky if I get a load of laundry done in a day. So you'll forgive me if your emails remain unanswered and your phone calls unreturned. Is that a word? Spell check says no. On with the cuteness....

Note, lately I've been compressing images before posting them on my blog so if you ever want a high resolution image, just let me know and I can email it. Some of the images aren't the best quality to begin with as I take lots of them in the middle of the night when I'm trying to pass the time!

Monday, November 23, 2009

All this with one hand...

I just re-read my first post about the baby and had a good laugh that I thought I would ever have two hands free again!

A few images to review the last month. This is probably the last photo of me while pregnant, just two days before the birth:

With Brian and Heather on her first day in Canberra:

Riker's first bath:

Deep in thought sleeping baby:

Daddy time:

Self portrait with a tired mama:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The moment you've all been waiting for...

Some of you may have noticed that we've had just a wee bit of trouble in settling on a name for our newest family member. Therefore I'm pleased to announce that as of last weekend, we have made a decision!

Introducing Riker Donald McMillin:

In the end we decided that Brian could choose the first name and I would choose the middle name. Brian really liked the sound of Riker and chose it for its originality and Donald is in honor of my late father.

All is well and the last three weeks have flown by in a blur. We are still sorting out some breastfeeding challenges and dealing with a general lack of sleep but I think we're getting the hang of this parenting thing bit by bit.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The First Week

A few more photos...the best I can do with one hand!

Going home from the hospital:

And a selection of sleeping cuteness: