Thursday, February 21, 2008

Update

Bryson turned one week old yesterday. WOW has this week gone by fast!

Because of the C-section, Mandy was in the hospital from Wednesday until Saturday morning. We had lots of great visitors, including both sets of Grandparents, some aunts, uncles, and cousins!

Valentines Day was not quite as romantic as it has been in years past. Luckily we went to a new restaurant in town the Friday before he was born to celebrate. Mandy's meal on Valentines day consisted of Jello and chicken broth, and Adam enjoyed a nice quick meal at his parents house. He did however, give me some BEAUTIFUL flowers and a certificate for a pedicure. Just what a new mommy needs!

Coming home was so nice. Bryson slept the whole way home from Kanab to Page! He looked SO dang cute. All of the nurses were excited about his outfit. We were such proud parents!


Mandy's parents followed us from Kanab. Mandy's mom offered to come and stay for a week to get us back on our feet. MAN has it been nice to have her here. She has cooked for us, cleaned our house and done ENDLESS loads of laundry. There are so many things that are unexpected when bringing home a new baby. Mandy's emotions have run wild and the "feeding frenzie" has been a rollercoaster to say the least. We are starting to get the hang of things ... just hope that we can do it when Mom leaves!
To our surprise, Mandy's sisters came down for a quick 24 hour visit to see little Bryson and hopefully cheer Mandy up. As most of new mommies know, the baby blues can be cruel!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of fun pictures we have taken the last few days. Hope you love them!


26 comments:

McGiven Family.... said...

He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations! I hope that everything is going well. Having a new baby around is so fun but stressful. My advice is to take all the help that people offer...you will be much happier. Good luck!

Jason & Amy said...

congrats! Bryson is just precious. So happy for you! Being a mom is definitly an adjustment but all of a sudden it just clicks.... cant wait to see more of the little one..

Kendra said...

Bryson is SO cute! Congrats! I can't wait until you bring him up to Orem to show us all. I love his cute little outfit that you brought him home in. Darling!

Mia said...

Super fantastic pictures and what an adorable baby!! No surprise he would be so cute with both of you as parents. So excited to meet little Bryson, and what a cute name!

The DeGering Family said...

The pics of Bryson are absolutely priceless. He has great genes! We are happy for you both and wish you all the best and hopefully a full nights rest real soon.

Love you Mandy. Call me if you need to talk. Here's my number if you don't have it anymore. 801.628.7661

Much love
Shelley

Heather Ballard said...

What a beautiful baby. So nice that your mom came and stayed with you for a week and fun for your sisters to visit as well.

bonnerbunch said...

Oh Mandy!! He is so sweet! I have been waiting to see him! How are things going? Are you breast feeding? I think your blog said you were trying to get it... it's really hard and painfull at first but it is well worth it!! Well he is beautiful.. it's amazing how much they change everyday for the first few months. Oh... I miss that brand new newborn age. How precious. luv luv... Mandy B

Kari Ann said...

This makes me soooo excited! Hang in there things just get better and better (if you can imagine).

Krissa Allen said...

You are right, he is very cute! I can't wait to see him. And that outfit is adorable.

Jenn Jackson said...

Awww... he is sooo cute! I love the outfit too! I hope you are doing well Mandy! Lots of love, Jenn

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest outfit! Where did you get it?

Douglass Family said...

The outfit was given to me by my friend Krissa. I think she got it at Old Navy

Angie said...

He's is adorable! Congratulations to your cute little family!

Maren said...

The pictures are awesome! I love the last one.

The baby blues are rough. I couldn't handle the random outbursts of crying. I couldn't even pray out loud. I would get through two words, then just start blubbering.

I think the exhaustion made it worse, so if you can nap, DO. Take whatever help is offered and don't over do it. Hopefully it will pass in a few weeks. Goodluck!

The DeGering Family said...

Mandy what is your email address?

Love you
Shelley DeGering

elizabeth said...

Mandy he is cute as a button! I am so happy for you guys!

Robertson Family said...

Mandy, he is so beautiful!!! I hope that you are hanging in there! I know how hard it is to be a new mom. I hope that you can get lots of rest and that the baby blues will leave you soon. And good luck with the "feeding frenzie". It really is crazy, huh!? Love ya! Give me a call if you need someone to talk to.

ANDREA said...

oh my gosh Duds- he is soo beautiful and I am so happy for you! I am so happy im dang crying right now- why am I such a baby- grr. anyway- you are beautiful you new handsome little baby is beautiful and I couldnt be happier for you my dear! LOVE YOU

Kent and Leisy said...

mandy! He is so cute! and some newborns aren't very cute in my opinion :) Seeing a baby that small makes me nervous!! To be honest, I didn't have that instant mom/baby connection that some people get :) It took me a few months to warm up to the whole baby thing! now, I couldn't be happier. They just get more and more fun (and easier).

jakeandstephanietaylor said...

Mandy...Stephanie (heidis sis)
Good luck with everything, he is beautiful! I love your bassinet...I wish I had something from when I was a baby:)

Heidi said...

Wow, what a handsome kid! Congrats you two!

Suzanne said...

I love his little outfit, so cute! You're such a cute mom Mandy!

JC, Beth and Tucker Davis said...

Oh. . He's so cute Mandy! I just love him! How nice of your mom to come and help you out. I love that picture of his little feet- so adorable!

The Bucks said...

Oh Mandy he is too cute!! Congrats!!!

* Amber * said...

Oh my gosh mandy, Congrats!!!! He is adorible!!! I dont know if you remember me from high school, I was a year younger then you and was best friends with jennica and Laura. Its so fun to go on other peoples sites from high school and see their fun lives now!! Your still beautiful as ever!! P.S. we both know Landon and Mandy Bonner.. They are good friends of my husbands and Mine up here in Heber, Small world

The Clarkson Family said...

Mandy, Your baby is so dang cute! He's just beautiful and I love the pictures you posted! His "going home" outfit is so stylish and cute! It fits him, too! Amazing! I love this last picture of you two looking at eachother! You look just beautiful and it was so fun visiting you at the hospital! I got your thank you note, by the way, and it will be fun to get out babies together to play when Bryson gets a little older! Congrats! P.S. I added your blog to my blogger friends list!
www.theclarksonfamily.blogspot.com