Christmas 2012

Christmas this year was really low key and simple for us.  Obviously with a newborn, that's just what happens.  But it seemed the kids didn't even notice.  They still made it wonderful and fun as an adult.  We didn't go anywhere this year which was nice.  We spent the whole break lounging at home.  It turned into relaxed chaos which was needed at that time as I was still adjusting with the new baby.

The kids woke up around 7:30 and started off with opening their stockings.

Here's the view prior to opening the presents.  We put the tree in the basement this year since we had no room for it up stairs.  Curse you small living room.  At least we didn't have to move their new toys into the toy room...

 Opening time.

Attempting to get a picture of all the kids.  I think they did a pretty good job.

Then I got adventurous and tried to get some of Jake in a santa hat.  I couldn't decide which one and didn't want to delete any!

Jake at 1 Month

This month has flown by, by some mysterious power that I do not understand!  It's been less hazy than the other kids first month of life.  I guess because I have 4 kids to take care of!
This little boy is just too much for me at times and I just want to cuddle and stare at him all day long.  If only I could do that!  I want to enjoy it all.

At 1 Month old:
-Weighs 12.9 lbs!
-He has started tracking and focusing on things.
-Last week, he started responding to  us with smiles and coos.
-He loves to be swaddled for sleep time.
-He gets stimulated very easy.  If I miss the naptime/bedtime window, he'll be really mad and cry pretty hard!
-Finally straightens his legs with you lift him up.  He needs to work out those chicken legs!
-Loves to stare at lights or windows.
-Has begun to sleep somewhat consistantly well.  I'll put him down around 8-9, then dream feed him around 10:30.  He'll sleep until 4 am or so.

This little guy is definitely part of our family.  We all love him to death.  Cliche to say but I honestly can't vision our family without him.  Don't know how we did before he was born!

Here's some more pictures from today:

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