Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Missouri

Grandma and Grandpa Salmon, Mom and Dad Smith, Carley Charlie and Nate Rice

This year Charlie Nate and I were able to fly to Missouri for Christmas. Nate was very good on the plane, thank heavens! Although, while we were there, he got colic, yuk! Now he screams every night from about 12-2 AM. I am very exhausted! Christmas was fun, but very hectic since there was about 26 people at my parents home for about 4 days. My parents were great and helped out lots with Nate. We really appreciated that, they even took care of him for a whole night so that Charlie and I could get some much needed sleep. Thank you Mom and Dad. Charlie and I enjoyed visiting with everyone and showing off our little boy. Even though he can be a handful we are still very proud parents and love him so much more than we ever thought we could. Nate also got to meet his great grandparents too, so I posted a 4 generation picture on here.

Charlie and I unfortunately both got colds while we were in Missouri, and are trying not to get Nate sick. Hopefully we'll get over this soon. It was just too cold in Missouri for us, the high the day we left was 35, and when we got to Florida it was 82 degrees! What a change! Florida is so great in the winter.

Well we hope that your Christmas was great too, we really enjoyed ourselves and the chance to see our family. All of my sisters and there families were able to come too, that was a wonderful opportunity. We hope you all have a wonderful new year!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

One month birthday

I can't believe Nate is already a month old! Boy does time fly. We went for his check up today and he is 20 1/2 inches long, that is 2 inches in one month! He also now weighs 7 lbs. 3/4 ounces. So that is almost 2 pounds in one month! The doctor says he is doing great. The doctor also thinks that he has acid reflux, so she gave us some medicine to see if that will help his tummy feel better. Hopefully it works.

Lately we have been doing really well with sleeping at night. (knock on wood) He gets up every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and eats, then goes back to sleep till about 7:00 in the morning. If you lay him on your chest, he'll sleep longer with you.

We are very excited to go to Missouri for a week, we leave tomorrow. We are flying and are praying that Nate does well on the plane, it is a 2 1/2 hour flight, but no lay overs! Wish us luck. We hope you all have a very good Christmas! We'll up-date you after our trip and tell you how it went. Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Angels

Today after Sacrament, my friend Jessica and I decided to take some pictures of our babies together. Her baby is Lillian and was born on Nov. 15, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz ( I think) so she is kinda bigger than Nate, but only 5 days older. So here are the pictures of the little angels. Everyone at church thought they were just so cute sitting there.

Also we went to Grandma and Grandpa Rice's today after church and got our picture taken with them too.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Visit from Aunt Angie

So as many of you know, my sister Angie came to sunny Florida for a visit. While she was here she ran me ragged! We went shopping about every day, all day. Good thing Nate was such a wonderful little boy. He slept about the whole day while shopping, then he would be awake at night from 6-10 give or take, then sleep the night away, only waking up to get changed and eat in the 2 and 5:00 hours. Angie was great and took the 5:00 feeding to let me sleep a little more. That was wonderful. Of course the day Angie went home was the night I needed her. Nate got a tummy ache and wouldn't sleep very well at all. Also yesterday he was awake about the whole day. So I didn't get any sleep then either. Last night we gave him some gas medicine and he slept somewhat better, getting up every 2 hours or so. That was okay, but I am hoping that he gets back to his schedule tonight.

I took him to my old work today and showed him off. Everyone loved him and thought he was just so cute! They think he looks like me, so I guess I must be cute too! We are looking forward to flying to Missouri on the 21st. We will be there till the 28th and will get to see Aunt Vicky and her family, Aunt Becca and her family, Aunt Angie and her family, and of course Grandma and Grandpa Smith. They are all anxious to meet him, except Angie, since she already did.

Also this week...Nate took his first shower with mommy. After spitting up all over mommy and then messing his pants something awful, Charlie and I put him in the shower with me. Boy was he slippery, I think rubber gloves should be used for holding him next time. Also, Nate has about grown out of his premie onesies. He still fits into the pants, but the onesies are too short for him now. That about covers this week, here are a few pictures of Aunt Angie's visit! Oh, and I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but would still love to continue loosing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Fatten 'em up!

Hello everyone! Today Nate got to go the the Dr. for his 2 week check-up. I can't believe it has already been 2 weeks! We are very pleased to say that Nate has fattened up in the last week. He gained a whopping 9 1/2 ounces and weighs in at 5 lbs 11 1/2 oz. The Dr. and Mommy and Daddy are very happy about that. He has started to sleep a little better at night, he can go 3-4 hours (if he wants to) but we still have hard nights sometimes too. Sat. night he was up from 12-4 am and that was terrible, but last night was a very good night.

Charlie and I took Nate for a walk today, it is about 73 degrees and sunny here. Nate slept the whole time, but Charlie and I sure enjoyed ourselves. Tomorrow Angie is coming and we are very excited! We will take some pictures of Nate and Aunt Angie and post them on the blog. Here are some pictures of the little cutie! The one in the blue top with white pants is from today, the rest were taken throughout the week.