Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Three Weeks of Fun

Wow... time really does fly when you are having fun!! The baby turns 3 weeks old today and it is hard to believe that he has been around for 21 days. There have been some sleepless nights and some fussy days but worth every minute of exhaustion to get the small cuddles from the new Kuysten baby. Ian is handling his new role as a big brother fabulously!! I could not ask for a better transition! We have even ventured out for a little shopping and a night out to eat and lived to tell about it.
The milestones start to run together now with Ian so I am not sure when he did what as an infant without checking the baby memory book. Luke smiled tonight--we think this was a real one but can't ever rule out gas with a 3 week old little one. I think it was a real smile!! He also turned to his side about a week ago which shocked all of us. The tummy troubles are much much better after changing formulas and he is starting to show signs of a real schedule. Luke sleeps anywhere from 3-5 hours at night and loves to be awake in the mornings. He wants to sleep in my arms during the daytime and resists being in the crib some as long as it's daylight outside. We are finding our way and learning each other every minute and finding the beautiful balance!
We have had lots of family help and are eternally grateful for all the wonderful friends who have pitched it and brought dinners and presents for the little guys. You are all great and we feel so blessed!
Looking forward to the next week and can't believe it's almost a month since this little guy arrived!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our incredible week

Luke had his week birthday yesterday and we are blessed with a very laid back little baby. He is super and big brother can't get enough of the new addition. He absolutely loves him and is incredibly gentle and kind. Ian wants to help with everything--even dirty diapers and gets a big kick out of seeing him pee on Mom or Dad when the diaper is off !!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Our Family is Complete

We are so happy to announce the arrival of Lucas Andrew Kuysten!!

We are so lucky to have a new and very healthy baby boy in the family. He arrived on Wednesday, May 6th, at 10:46 am. He has ten perfect little fingers and ten perfect little toes, wavy dark hair and the most beautiful skin! Luke was much smaller than we expected and weighing in at 7 lbs and 11 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long.
He is eating great and sleeping all the time (I am sure that won't last long) and likes to spend his awake time doing anything but diaper changes!

Monday, May 4, 2009

From the Mouth of Babes

Three is such a funny age (frustrating to tears--but funny all the time). Ian has come up with some great ones lately that are too funny to forget!

-The other day we took Nano on a lunch date for some fish and chips -- definitely a pregnant craving I couldn't resist. Ian has been into money lately and having coins in his pocket. He wanted to take his money, aka a penny, into the restaurant to pay for his food. When the waitress was taking our order he gave it to her for his lunch and she asked didn't want to keep his money. Without a missing a beat and with a half grin on his face he looked her in the eye and said, "It's OK--I have more in the car". What a player!!

-Everyone knows that I am two days away from the birth of our second baby and it's consuming most of the conversation in our house right now. Ian has decided that he can do magic and I asked him if he could get Luke out of my tummy with his magic. He turned around and waved his magic wand, aka a stick, and did the most adorable spell on me. He said "Abrica Cabadrica, Abrica Cabadrica, Abrica Cabadrica, Luke come out where ever you are" I almost peed my very pregnant pants!!!

-Ian also has a fascination with super heroes lately and of course shooting everything. I guess it's a right of passage for little boys. He has created his own super hero look with his swimming goggles and his unique talent is turning bad guys into good guys! He runs around with swimming goggles with dark blue lenses and green frames making shooting sounds all the time! We even have our first imaginary friend--a good guy--that Mommy almost stepped on in the floor! It's the best.