Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby David Week 1

David is now 11 days old! He already looks bigger to me... I'm really trying to enjoy this infant stage because he is already growing and changing quickly and I know he'll be a little kid before I know it!  We're doing really well at home. The first week of his life we spent at the house. Cameron played a lot with Presley and helped me a lot around the house.  Mallie was here all week helping me get caught up on sleep, cooking, running our errands, etc. I don't know what we would've done without all her help. Dallie got to come spend a few days with us, too! I know he's tired from driving them to GA from TN, flying back to Dallas, flying back to GA then driving back to TX. We really appreciate all their help and traveling back and forth. 

Lea and Rachel got to come back in town, too, to visit us and Baby David. It was so nice that Rachel was able to come visit us so quickly after he was born. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive family who will do anything for us!

Well, onto the pictures of my sweet boy! He's such a good boy- giving me 3-4 hour stretches of sleep at night and still nursing like a champ! He really only cries when he's hungry, which I can't really argue with. He is slowly starting to be awake a little more during the daytime. I think Cameron and I are both shocked at how many diapers this little guy goes through in a day! It is unreal!! Changing a boy diaper took me a few days and several accidents later to accomplish, but I think I finally have the hang of it. We love you, Baby David! You are the perfect addition to our family!
Daddy is already teaching him how to play the XBOX.
 Cameron gave him his first bottle on Saturday. Probably not the best idea to do it while watching Auburn lose to Georgia, but maybe it helped make the game seem not quite as bad...
 Cameron had to work Sunday and Mallie and Dallie left that morning to go back to Texas so I officially had my first day with 2 kids. It went surprisingly well (once I got over how tired I was). My only struggle was that Presley kept asking to go play outside. I was a little hesitant to take him cause Presley had some bad bug bites last week from playing at our park so instead I got her to paint some pictures. She was wonderful for me all day! I was so proud of her... she's a great big sister! She loves helping burp David and loves to see if his eyes are open or closed.
 This is how David spent most of our first day together... pretty easy when they sleep so much!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby David

Baby David Cameron Smith IV was born on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at 6:22pm. He was 7lbs even, 19" long and absolutely perfect! I was induced Friday morning at 6am at Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning. Everything went pretty smooth for the most part. I definitely felt these contractions more than I did with Presley, but thankfully, everything went fine overall. He weighed 6lbs, 14oz by the time we left the hospital. I'm sure that had nothing to do with his marathon feeding the night before we left. This little boy loves to eat and definitely knows how to go through some diapers. He's doing really well already, we are very lucky!!
 My sweet little boy!!
 Lea and David came down Thursday night to be there for everything on Friday. 
 David the II and David the IV
 Grandmom was there for David's birthday, too!
 Our first picture together... 
I was so happy to finally get to meet him!

 Three generations of DCS!

 Ready to go home!
 Craig, Charelette and Caden stopped by Sunday afternoon when we came home from the hospital. We are so glad they were able to come meet David so soon and can't wait for the rest of the family to meet him!

 Mallie, Dallie and Presley got back in town late Sunday night and are here all week playing with Pres and David!

 Presley meeting her baby brother. She was a little hesitant at first.. it could have been all the traveling she did that day, partying she did this weekend or the sniffles that she had. Anyway, she warmed up after an hour playing with her toys and settling back down at the house. She now loves to look and see if his eyes are open or closed. She talks about him all day- introducing him to her favorite TV shows, making him some food out of her play kitchen and wanting to know what he's up to throughout the day. She's been a very big girl and I'm proud of her!

 David got his first bath Monday night. Presley was so funny watching him bathe. She tried to soothe him while he was crying. I think she'll be a good helper for me!
 Snuggling with his dada!
 Yes, we've already started the paci or babu as Presley called it. He is nursing like a champ, but really likes to eat hourly overnight. I busted out the paci this week to try to get him to go longer between feedings. I'm happy to report that last night, he slept great! He gave me a 4 hour stretch and it made such a difference! We were having an issue with him peeing straight out of his diaper. It truly was amazing- he would manage to wet the onesie and pj's, but not touch the diaper.... thankfully his daddy and my friend Lindsey suggested going up a size in diapers and it totally fixed the problem! We went from changing 3 outfits in 2 hours to no changes last night! 
 Proud big sister photo session

 Presley's funny face always makes an appearance in pictures these days.

Welcome to the world, Baby David! 
We love you so much and can't wait to watch you continue to grow!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hope everyone had a great Halloween!  Presley enjoyed it more than I thought she would. Mallie and Dallie got in town Friday afternoon to spend the weekend and wait on Baby David's arrival in case he was early... turns out, he's not going to be early, but at least we had a fun weekend. 
Presley picked her costume this year. She went back and forth from Tinkerbell, a pirate, then settled on a T-Rex. Liam had the same costume back in TX which was so funny to me. I love that they share so many interests.
 We trunk-or-treated at Cameron's Squadron Headquarters in the afternoon on Halloween. It was a lot of fun! Presley walked around to a few cars, then kind of lost interest and ran up the aisle a few times. I think her sugar high was kicking in big time! 

 Presley spent most of the time we were there eating... candy, hot dog, chips, then a cookie.
Cameron had to work late that night so we came home with Mallie to pass out candy. We didn't end up going trick-or-treating more that night. Presley did not like passing out candy at first, but she slowly got into it. She would say, "What costume is coming next, mama?" She loved seeing all the other kids dressed up.

In other news, I went to the doctor yesterday and am 2cm dilated. They went ahead and scheduled an induction for me on Friday, the day before my due date.  I am so excited to finally meet our new baby!! Presley left this morning to go to Nashville with my parents for Alex and Tippy's wedding. It's going to be really weird not having her around for the next few days, but I'm glad I won't have to worry about her being neglected in any way while I'm in the hospital. I know she'll have lots of fun playing with Liam and Bryn and the rest of the family. I can't wait for her to get back Sunday and meet her new baby brother!