Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Posts

I just added quite a few posts that cover the last week or more. Be sure to check out the older posts link so you don't miss any new pictures!!

Our Family

It doesn't get any better than this!

Our Family. Hayden is 3 weeks and 3 days old.

Trying to Get a Good Pose

Josh was taking picture after picture trying to get some good faces of Hayden. We managed to get a yawn and a smirk!

Visit with Lea's family

Lea's family came to visit last week and we all had such a good time together. We were sad to see them go. Grandma Debbie, Aunt Dre, and Cousin Olivia were constantly fighting over who was going to hold Hayden next.
Hayden cuddling with Grandma Debbie
Aunt Dre feeding Hayden. She also helped Lea give Hayden a bath. She's much faster at it than Lea, but she has a lot more experience.

Olivia cuddling with Hayden. Olivia just loved Hayden and was always checking up on him and singing to him. She'll make a good mom someday.

So Grown Up

Hayden thinks he is so grown up because he can hold his pacifier in his mouth all by himself!

Four Generations

Grandpa Phil was in Florida while Papa Joel and Vian were visting so we were able to get this special picture of four generations of the Neally guys.

Papa Joel and Vian's Visit

Papa and Vian came to visit Hayden for several days. We had such a good time and they were so much help to us.

Charlotte just had to be in the picture!
Papa feeding Hayden

I love my Papa Joel!
Hayden trying to get out a good burp for Vian

Watch out Vian!!
Hayden is really watching his Papa

Hayden with his Great Grandpa Phil

Pondering Life

"I sure love this duck. I wish I could grab it!"

"Hmmm. Well today I plan on sleeping and cuddling with my Mommy and Daddy among other things I won't mention here..."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Just Hanging Out

Here's Hayden just awake and laying on Daddy's lap. Not too interesting, but he's awake for quite awhile.

Hayden Sleeping

I just love watching him sleep. He's just so precious.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hayden's Real Bath

We gave Hayden his first real bath last night. It is much harder than it looks. I kept worrying that he was going to slip too much.

What a sad little face! Don't worry we'll get you all warm in just a minute!
Ahhhh. Much better!
"Oh how I wish I could get more attention". Poor Charlotte feels a little left out. We try to give her as much attention as possible in these early weeks with Hayden.
Mommy reading Mama and Me to Hayden.

While Mommy went out to the store, Daddy put a big diaper on Hayden. It looks so cute though!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

I couldn't wait for Josh to open his gift from Hayden this morning.
Hayden got Daddy the game Risk, one of Daddy's favorites. It'll be a while before they can play together, but until that time comes, then Hayden will just watch Daddy play while sitting on his lap!
Reading his cards from Hayden and me.

Another wonderful day with Hayden

Mommy and Hayden relaxing on the couch
First I'll suck my finger...
Then I'll suck my thumb!
Mommy and Hayden after a feeding and holding Mommy's finger.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hayden working on eye movements

Josh is pretty proud that Hayden will follow Josh's face when he calls his name. Of course when I started taking the video he wasn't quite doing it. Oh well! Here's a video anyway:

Go Hawks!

Daddy is reading Hayden "Hello Herky" a book about the Iowa Hawkeye mascot making his way to the game. Someday they'll get to go the game together.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hospital Photo

I wasn't able to get out of bed when they took his baby photo and now it's posted on the hospital's website. To view go to:

Hospital code: C33

ID#: 22470

They're very cute!

Busy Day at the Neally House

Yesterday was such a busy day for us. We went to the Doctor, ran errands, and visited Josh's office to show off the baby. I was ready to take a nap when we got home, but then remembered we needed to make one more stop.
Yesterday was very tiring for Josh and Hayden. Charlotte took full advantage of being able to cuddle next to Daddy.
Connie, one of the secretaries at Josh's office gave us this boppy and made this special slipcover for it. It feels so soft against my arms when I'm feeding or just holding Hayden.

Just another diaper change

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hayden's first doctor appointment

Hayden had his first check-up today and he gained an oz. and 1/4 from yesterday. The doctor said his circumcision has healed beautifully and his cord will fall off any day now. He also grew one inch! Wow! So our appointment we did have on Wednesday was replaced by this one. They want to do another weight check on Friday.

So yesterday everytime I fed him I was super concerned about getting a perfect latch so I would break the seal and try to get him on probably at least 4 or 5 times at each feeding. Well, I think I damaged my nipple (sorry if that's too much information) and they were extremely painful when I woke up. I don't want to not breastfeed and skip a session because I'm in pain so after the appointment we went and got a pump so I could use that milk at some feedings to let them heal a little bit. The second time I used the pump today some blood started getting in the bottle and turned out that my nipple had cracked all the way around and was bleeding. I've used lansinoh after every feeding since the hospital, but hopefully giving them a little bit of a break will help. It's been a rough couple of days. The good part is that Hayden is sleeping much better at night and only waking for feedings. He is a very good baby.

Even Hayden's going Green!

Hayden is showing off his cloth diapers. They're so soft on his little baby bottom.