Monday, March 1, 2010

Firsts for the First

I took River to church for the first time. I wasn't planning on it, but made a last second decision when he would not go down for a nap. I didn't want to wake Bear up and I decided River could handle Sacrament meeting. I made it just in time for the water... this is the third week in a row. Although I was bummed I missed taking the Sacrament again, I was extremely pleased with how well River did. He made it halfway through the first talk just kicking it on my lap, needed to nurse in the mother's lounge through the last half of the first talk and then slept in my arms through the last talk. Success!


When we got home from church, his dad could not get over how respectable River looked in his little tie onesie. Thanks goodness for hand me downs. Now I just need to get one of them in every size.

Another first... we've been trying to transition River to his crib one nap at a time. He usually falls asleep for 30 minutes and then wakes up scared and screaming. He won't go back down and we let him finish his nap in his swing. Well... last night we put him down in his crib at 10:00pm, completely expecting him to wake up in 30 minutes and he slept in there till 4:00 am. Scary. I wasn't ready for him to be by himself at night. I stayed up till one waiting for him. Finally, I went to sleep worrying my head off. Good thing Bear stayed awake until he woke up. One day we'll get this whole sleep thing down.


This isn't a first, but just a reminder most babies are not a fan of their car seat unless it is on the move. Don't buy one that is hard to buckle. River's squirming makes buckling him in an Olympic event.



And last but not least... Proof of River's grumpy, menacing look when I finally get him to nap. Tell me he's not plotting against me.

5 comments:

Candice said...

So cute! I need to get some Sunday duds for my upcoming little boy. Good for him for sitting through a talk. I spent a lot of those first months listening to the speakers in the mother's room.

Scott and Stacia said...

Oh my, he is so Handsome! I love the tie onsie!

Jordan Page said...

Hey lil, have you tried swaddling him? Hutch has an actual "swaddle me" blanket with straps that velcro...it's a sleep LIFE SAVER!! Your little guy is sooooo cute. Can't wait to meet him!

IrisLillie said...

That grumpy picture made me laugh soo hard.....

Watch you back...

Jessica Fields said...

What a stud.

And no sympathy about the mother's lounge. That's my favorite place to listen to talks. It's quiet and there are no distractions. Of course, the last time I was in there I was about 8 and there were no babies, still it's pretty sweet.

By the way, you are right that he sleeps with a frown. I've seen sad clowns that looked happier than a little sleeping bean.