Sunday, December 28, 2008

I should sell advertising space...

on my forehead.


Last night Chris and I slept with the pack-n-play butted up to the end of the bed and we both slept with our heads next to it. Kensington did great. She had a bottle around 8:45 pm and then one at 11:45 pm. Chris and I jumped at every move she'd make. I found a little nook in the bassinet area that I'd store my glasses, and we constantly checked to see if she was breathing when things got quite. She kicked herself out of her swaddle twice and, we don't know how she kept doing it, her left sock kept flying off of her.

She woke up at 3:00am (just seconds before my blackberry alarm clock went off). Chris got up and did an amazing job of feeding her and changing her diaper - but she wouldn't go back to sleep. She never cried... so just didn't want to sleep. Around 5am, she wanted another ounce of formula.

After Chris did another changing, he placed her back in the bassinet and I rested my forehead on the pack-n-play and placed my arm around her so I could rub her chin. I feel asleep in that position around 6:30am. When I work up at 8:15am (thanks Cathy Peckens for the call... did you notice I let it roll over to voicemail) I had the GRACO emblem embedded backwards on my forehead. I think I just found a new way for companies to advertise their products (lol).

Kensington slept in until 10am.

Oh, what a night. Some how I feel like tonight will be more of the same. This time, I'll make sure to place a diaper cloth over the emblem :)

11 comments:

shazanne said...

My girlfriend and I came across your blog just over a week ago and we've eagerly read your updates each day. You're a beautiful couple and your little one is absolutely gorgeous. We'll be following you keenly to see how she grows :) congratulations! Shazanne x

It's Daddies. Plural. said...

Thank you both so much. Chris and I are amazed by the support from everyone, near and far.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
Paul, Chris and Kensington Grace

cindy said...

She is adorable!

Michelle said...

Congrats you THREE! I know the amazing feeling that comes with the first night with your baby girl.( And everynight there after) We didnt have a sleeping spot for Kayla's first night in the hotel with us, so we improvised. She slept in a dresser drawer! Watch out Daddies....she is going to grow way too incredibly fast right before your very eyes.

Kat said...

Paul, she is beautiful! Congrats!

C.I.W. said...

What an angel!!! Thank you for the updates.... I get a smile on my face when I see that you have updated-- you give hope to those who are waiting..

Yay to a happy family! She is a blessed little girl!

Casey

Roni said...

She looks so Cute. You two seem very happy..thats great! Can't wait to babysit the new child in the family =) We Love all of you!

welcome2ourworld said...

You are one beautiful little family...thank you for sharing the pictures with us :) Your daughter is adorable.

Jonathan said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful. Enjoy her - it really does go so fast.

I found your blog on the blogroll of another glbt family. I adopted my son (single gay dad here) about 18 months ago from Viet Nam.

simone said...

What a beautiful baby and a perfect name. The more pictures I see, the More I want to leave Texas and come see her. She is so adorable I can't wait to hold and spoil her (of course I am sure you guys are already doing that). I am so happy for both of you.
Love Always,
Auntie Simone

dana said...

Wow, you guys! I am just catching up on the posts. We are SO happy for you. What an amazing Christmas present! She is absolutely beautiful - as are the three of you as a family! I laughed when I read that you kept checking on her when things got quiet. I don't think I slept much for the first two days we brought Luca home - CONSTANTLY checking to make sure he was still breathing. The Graco emblem embedded in your head is a very funny visual. I am off to continue catching up - and I am looking forward to all of your upcoming adventures with Kensington Grace!