29 September 2008

Global Baby Update

Taken earlier today. Not my best work, but I have to say I really don't have a lot of time for setting up photo shoots at the moment. Or blogging for that matter!

The day after he was released from the hospital we began the trek from San Antonio to Minnesota. The trip took about three full days of driving, but Global Baby was a trooper. As soon as the car would start, the engine vibration put him to sleep. We stopped every 1.5 - 2 hours for diaper changes, feeding him a bottle on every other stop. The trip had it's highs and lows, but wasn't as bad as I feared it would be and now we both feel relatively confident about traveling with GB.

We are very fortunate in that thus far he has been a very easy baby and we hope this trend will continue. He only cries when he is having his diaper changed, which he hates with a passion. When he is hungry he starts to fuss a bit and then settles in and eats quite well. He sleeps well and allows me to sleep for about 4 hour stretches at night, so while I am a bit tired I am not as sleep deprived as I could be. Fingers crossed he does not develop colic!

I'll try to keep the blog updated while we are in the US waiting for him to be old enough for a transatlantic flight, but I can make no guarantees. Too many family and friends wanting to visit as well as the time spent becoming adjusted to the new role of mother for me to say I will have time for blogging.

10 comments:

Diane Mandy said...

Thank you for posting. He is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations!

Zurich Mama Geek said...

I'm glad to hear you three made it to Minnesota. Enjoy the newborn days because they go by way too quickly. We'll be thinking of you three even if you don't post.

Marcy said...

What a cutie! =) I was so paranoid about leaving the house with D the first month or 2, but looking back that's probably the best time to travel and go out with him as newborns seem to sleep through most anything. Glad to hear you are all doing well, and we'll hope Global Baby's easy-going disposition continues! =)

Susan May said...

What a great photo - I'm so glad your trip was successful. I hope the "easy baby" mode continues!

christina said...

He's adorable. And how polite of him to let you get some sleep! Don't worry about blogging, just enjoy your new baby for now. I'm sure you'll have LOTS of stories to tell us later.

bethmorrissey said...

What a sweetheart! Enjoy your time with family and friends!

swissmiss said...

Beautiful! And I love the Swiss pjs...

Yelli said...

Listen to Marcy!!!! We were also afraid of going out but now that he is 2 1/2, we can't go anywhere!!!

I am so happy for you...Thanks for keeping us updated even though we KNOW you are otherwise occupied!

Angela said...

Yay!! If I had to caption that picture, I think it would say, "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

Susie Vereker said...

Great he is/you are all doing so well.