I know this is cliché, but boy is it hard to believe that a month has already passed since Jameson was born. The last two weeks since my last post have been fun-filled to say the least. We dared to drive to Utah with Jameson and Kanan in tow. Jameson was great! He just slept, woke up to eat, hung out in the back and looked around during his wake periods, and that was basically it. Kanan had a bit more of a challenge by dealing with boredom, but we split the trip into two 6-hour drives with a hotel stay in Mesquite, Nevada as the break. So—audio books, music, and toys filled his time on the drives as well as potty and leg-stretching breaks.
Our trip to Utah was great! We went to the Dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point, the park, the movies to see Kung Fu Panda 2, and spent a lot to time just hanging with Owen’s family at his dad’s house. They had a big trampoline in the backyard which Kanan loved! Kanan spent a lot of time playing with his cousins Belle, Spencer, and Gavin and of course with his Aunt Raynee and Uncle Arza. Jameson was spoiled with love as well from his Grandma Susie and Aunt Holly. He got really fussy around 9 pm every night, but we think it was because he grew tired and couldn’t sleep with all the noise. Yes, the Hemsath’s are night owls! 9 pm every night looked more like 5 pm in every other family! The house was filled, the kids were running around, the tv was blaring, the family was yapping and laughing. But the house was very quiet until noon! Since we have returned, I’ve been working on getting Jameson on a schedule. We wake for the day around 8 A.M. Jameson eats every 2.5-3 hours. He is sleepy in the mornings, very active and awake in the afternoons, and then sleepy again around 830 pm and for the rest of the night. We give him a dream feed around 1030/11 pm and then he wakes around 230 AM and 530 AM for a night feeding.
Jameson is such an easy baby!!! He cries when he is hungry, needs a diaper change, is bored, or is too hot, or having a hard time falling asleep. That’s it. Pretty easy. 🙂
Earlier this week, he started smiling. And not just a gassy smile—but real ones! When he is fed and happy, and we get close and talk to him—he rewards us with coo’s, big smiles, and bright eyes. Oh what a joy!!! Haven’t been able to capture it on camera or video yet because my camera was full. But I am ready today to get it done!
Please enjoy the photos I’ve uploaded in Flickr via this link—OUR PHOTOS. I’m not sure why they are not showing up on my side bar anymore. I changed my template so maybe that has something to do with it. If I fix it and you now see them on the side then if you click on one of the photos, it will take you to the website and then you can scroll through the rest from there. Enjoy!
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Ok, I’m glad you posted this. We are thinking about driving to North Carolina in September/October, which will also require a few 6-7 hour driving days and we were a little nervous about how that would go..so you’ve given me some hope!