Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tiny Fingers and Toes

I think my favorite thing about newborns is that everything is tiny. Tiny fingers. Tiny toes. Tiny yawns. Tiny sneezes. Newborns are just tiny people. So weird and so beautiful! As I mentioned last week, Michael Charlie Bryan is the brand new son of my best friend, thus making me an auntie!!!

Obviously I love him to pieces! He's so teeny tiny! Last time I mentioned little Mr. Charlie, he had literally just been born. Well the morning after his birth, he was taken to the NICU. During labor, Andrea and Charlie both spiked very high fevers that went down quickly. However, the doctors wanted to be safe and do tests to ensure there was no infection. This meant that Charlie had to be in the NICU for at least 48 hours.

Luckily, we got to visit him a lot. We also became close with the NICU nurses and I became a VIP family member and was allowed in even when their visiting hours were closed :)

I'm pretty sure I took pictures of him every, single time I saw him. How could I not be in love with his tiny face! By Friday afternoon, little bitty was allow to come back to his momma's room to await their discharge!

While Andrea was resting and getting some things taken care of, I made sure to spoil Charlie with love. I held him for nearly 3 hours while he slept without putting him down. {I got a good arm workout, 2 of those hours I spent standing and walking around!} We finally got to go home on Friday night around 7:30pm! After being at the hospital since 11:00am on Tuesday, Charlie was about to see his home!

He did a great job sleeping and eating his very first night home! Andrea managed to get some sleep while Seth and I actually got a pretty good night's sleep...which was very needed. I woke up pretty early on Saturday morning for a little run. As you know from yesterday, it was a bit more than a little run since it was actually the distance of a half marathon. Here's to marathon training!

Running in Knoxville is great...minus the crazy hills. I mean I was literally going up or down, never level ground for an extended period of time! Despite the hills, it was great because of the weather! Oh how I would kill for less humidity and cooler temps here in Houston! I love running in new cities because the sites keep me occupied. Knoxville hosted the World's Fair in 1982. While Paris receive the Eiffel Tower from the 1889 World Fair, Knoxville received the Sunsphere as pictured above!

After my run, Andrea and I headed out to brunch for her first post baby mimosa while Charlie hung out with his daddy!

The rest of the day was spent watching lots and lots of football. Charlie loved it. We all spent time passing him around :) He's already an Aggie fan!

Too bad the Aggie's lost, but Seth was please that his Bama boys not only won but dominated Tennessee.

Sunday came and it was time for me to head back to the Lone Star State. As much fun as I had, I knew it was time for me to head home to my hubs and pup. I missed them so much! Now I'm missing my Charlie!

I just can't get enough of him!!! So tiny and perfect and beautiful. I'm totally biased, but don't care :)

Anyone else have a new bundle of joy coming into their life in one way or another? I don't quite have baby fever yet, but my fear of having a little one has definitely diminished some. For now, I'll just keep my family of 3...Maggster will continue to be my baby for now...

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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