Wednesday, March 3, 2010


It has been 2 weeks and 5 days since Cooper was born. It amazes me how fast time has gone by and makes me sad to see the changes in Cooper since then. Jumping into parenthood has been a whirlwind of emotions! Most of the time I am in la la land cuddling him and staring at him...however, the late night screaming tests my patience. Brady and I are slowly figuring out the needs and wants of our little man. He has the cutest personality already and we love him more than we ever imagined!! Below is a few fun facts about Cooper:

-he is FURY! He has hair on his head (meaning it covers his entire forehead and a little on his cheeks), he has side burns that grow past his ears, shoulders, ears and back.
-he has 4 different kind of smiles and smiles ALL the time
-he giggles in his sleep
-he can hold his head up pretty well and the doctor said he is very strong
-he can spread all of his toes and his big toe is like a thumb!
-he loves to have his head and feet rubbed. It's the only thing that will calm him down in the middle of the night
-he gets VERY frustrated!! He definitely takes after me with this...when things aren't perfect he starts swinging his arms everywhere!
-his hands are his best friends.
-He is always playing with them and they are constantly up by his face
-he found his thumb...without the binkie we would have a thumb sucker :(
-he hates baths but LOVES running water. Standing near the sink with the water running is what we do when we're desperate for him to stop crying.
-he is going to win the milk gallon contest someday. The boy can really chug his milk!
-his eyes are turning dark so we're thinking they're going to be brown
-his hair is curly when it's wet
-he rolled over from his belly to his back the first time we put him on his belly
-he can pass gas better than any other baby I have ever heard

I COULD GO ON FOREVER! So I will stop here.

Well, things have been wonderful and interesting! I am healing well and feeling great. Brady is such a wonderful father and has helped out soo much! Transitioning to life with a baby would be so difficult without his support and help.

Life is perfect


Rudi said...

He rolled over already?! I can't wait to meet this kid! :) We love you!

PECK said...

hehe I love that picture of him sucking his thumb. He really is such a cutie!! You guys are great parents! :)

Amanda Petersen said...

I love it! I was going to do the same thing on our blog about Liam. It sounds like your life is pretty similar to ours right now. It's amazing how much you can love this little person and how frustrating it is when you feel like you can't figure out what they need. I hope everything continues to go well and I love seeing pictures and hearing about it all!

Tara said...

Thanks for the pics! I was hoping to see some soon. They really change so much in just those first two weeks. Once he is about 2 months you'll feel like it's a whole different life. You'll understand the different cries. You'll be able to do everything in the middle night, basically still sleeping, and it just gets into a really nice routine. For me the first 2 months are the hardest and once they're over it really gets fun. He is so cute. Can't wait to see and hold him!

Bree said...

Oh my--he is SOOO cute!!! I'm sorry we haven't been over to say hi and meet Cooper, we've been sick and definitely don't want to spread anything! We're feeling much better, so hopefully we can pop in one of these days! :)

Nathan & Rachael said...

Kels, he's so cute!! Glad things are going so well for you guys. Wish we were closer so we could meet Cooper. You and Brady are wonderful parents! congrats again. miss you!

Casey and Rachel said...

He is so cute! I think he has Brady's nose! This brings back tons of memories when not too long ago Zaya was that little! They change way to fast. Enjoy him while he's little. Can't wait to hold the little guy!

Kevin & Maryann ZELLER said...

He is beautiful! I cant believe he is holding his head up at 5 weeks, and already rolling over. What a big guy already! He is so stinking cute, I wish we could hold him! Oh no not a thumb sucker, haha! So glad things are going great!!! Keep the pics coming we love gushing over him.
Love, Kevin and Maryann

Kevin & Maryann ZELLER said...

haha, I meant for that to say 2 weeks not 5!