"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
-Theodore Roosevelt-

Friday, August 27, 2010

How strong could the love for your child be?

The life of a newborn: eat, sleep, cry, poop, repeat cycle. I was thinking, how could something so simple be so stressful? Wednesday was a rough one. Easton has had Jaundice which is making him tired, so tired that it was making it hard for him to nurse. So here is this poor kid, helpless as could be, so tired he can't seem to stay awake long enough to fill his belly that is making him so hungry, later screaming out of what I can imagine as pure frustration. I have never felt the need so strongly to want to do anything in my power to take all his pain and  make his little hurt go away. I never could have imagined how the love for your child could be so strong. I would give up anything for my little champ to have everything he wants to be happy. Man, I love that kid.
Here are some great pictures that we have been able to get of Easton for all you that are far away.


Because he lost a little too much weight we have to give him formula on top of the breast milk for more calories. I love how he puts his hands up to the bottle.

He is so funny. If he can get his mouth on something he will suck on it, including his own hand or arm.

When he sleeps he loves to have his hands by his head and face.

Looks like he found his thumb. He definitely loves the comfort of suckling.

Thankfully he rides well in the car. Hasn't fussed yet while we were driving.

My little buddy. Its incredible how small he is next to me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Uh oh...Mommy's got a new man.


The most proud daddy...

My little champ. Today has been so great. Even though we have been at the hospital all day long and it has been quite boring, I have been totally taken by this little boy. By the way, he weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long.
I had the most amazing experience, I got to deliver Easton. The midwife helped his head crown to about his nose at which point she said "ok Dad, catch his head. Now pull." And out came my baby boy into my hands. It was incredible. Like Evil Kinevel jumping the Grand Canyon (haha) I was in awe. I just couldnt believe it. My son, this thing that I helped create, was now here, breathing and crying. Im still wrapping my head around this whole thing but Im loving it. I took Easton over to see the Hospital Dr. and we had to wait for the Dr. for a bit. So in the meantime me and my buddy just hung out. He was wide awake and looking at me while I talked to him. I even think I saw a smile. I cant wait to take him home and begin our lives together. Here are some more cute little pictures of him.

Sleeping in Daddy's arms
These was Easton's first night so we thought we would put him in some jammies. I think that judging by how content he was in this position, he is going to be a kid who loves to just kick back and hang out. I love it.

Mommy and her cute little son

Our new little family. Im such a proud Dad!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Easton Lewis Terry has made his debut!!!!!!!!

Real quick post...after 20 hours of waiting Easton finally decided he would make his grand entrance into the world, and what an entrance it was. He came Aug. 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm. The labor was great, everything went wonderful. Caitlin was built to make babies. Mom and baby are wonderful. As of this second we dont have a weight or measurement, though they will come shortly.
Here he is, our little champ.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Not Much Longer.....Easton Is Ready To Break Out

So here I am at 39 weeks! I can't believe how close we are now. It's a good thing Easton will be here soon I just don't know if my belly can stretch anymore. :)
Zach and I went to what could be our last doctors appointment last Saturday. I can't believe that his due date is almost here. Friday the 20th can't come soon enough. To make things a little easier for my mom to travel here, we are set to be induced on sunday the 22nd. So, literally 1 week from now we will have a baby boy in our new family. We are so excited to be parents and we are looking forward to this weekend. Being pregnant has been so awesome and I am going to miss it but, I am also so excited to finally meet Easton! I can't believe he is almost here and a new chapter in our lives is about to begin.
We have had such an awesome journey these last 9 months that has been made so much better by our amazing family and friends, especially those in our ward here in New Mexico. Just know how grateful we are for everyone of you. We love you all.
Also, as the title hinted to, I think Easton is as anxiouse to get out as we are. Here is some awesome video that Caitlin took while she was laying down. What an amazing little miracle it is to know there is a baby growing inside.
Caitlin hopes that this doesnt gross anyone out. And she also wants to make it clear that its my idea to put up the videos, not her's. Whatever...I think they are cool.
Written by Zach and Caitlin (for those of you who may have been confused) Haha


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1 of a kind ABQ sky

After living here for 1 full year I must say that I have never seen such beautiful skies with such cool clouds, especially during the monsoon season. Along with the awesome skies come some amazing sunsets. Over the past year I have got some cool pictures of them. Here are a few...
These were taken from the top of the mountain looking over ABQ

I just took these today from our porch. The picture of the mountain is at the same time. The sunsets turn the cliffs pink.
I was able to catch a lightning bolt just a few miles away during another afternoon storm.
And here is Caitlin while we were out BBQ-ing some burgers. Another amazing sunset.

Easton's Bedroom

Boy, Im excited about this. We have had a lot of projects that we have worked on for Easton's room and we are finally done. It has all come together pretty good and our vision of his room is complete.
Caitlin chose 4 colors that we would use in his room, orange, blue, lime green, and brown. The first things we did were to paint the shelf, the stool, and the magnet board which look great.Then we picked up the dresser and changing table and painted them too. It may be hard to see but the knobs on the dresser are baseball, football, basketball, and soccer balls. Its looks so cool. A perfect little boys room.

If you have read our previouse posts than you know about these 2 projects. The blue and orange shelf that we painted is the shelf that is responsible for the big blue spot on our carpet. What a night that was.
So there it is for all of you that are far away. Our first baby and his room. Now we just have to wait for him to come. 2 weeks left!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Finally FINISHED.....

After a couple weeks of working on this quilt I am finally finished.  YAY!  It was a lot of fun but, I am happy to be done.  Now onto a new project.  Not quite sure what it is but, I will think of something!  In the mean time I will  be enjoying my days awaiting for Easton's big day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The final countdown. 37 weeks and counting.

We are now at 37 weeks!  Who knows when he will come, it is all up in the air. Easton is moving like crazy I am sure he is as anixous to meet us as we are to meet him!  So I decided to take time off work before Easton gets here and let me tell you it has ben nice.  I have been hanging out by the pool, reading, and of course sewing!  It has been so fun, the project I am working on now is a quilt for the little bug and I am happy to say I am almost done.  Once it's done ill post a picture.