I’ve gotten to know Momma pretty well these past 9 1/2 months. All I can say is that I really lucked out.

William & Melissa

William & Mom rest

She’s always there to comfort me.

Meli & Will

Taking it all in

Together, we go places.

Fun run

She looks out for me.

Watchful eye

Mother

Good night, Momma. I love you.

Nap time

18 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes old

Grandma & Grandpa Schofield came to visit last weekend, and I slept right through their visit. Well they decided to come back for a visit last night, bringing with them my Great Grandma & Great Grandpa Bassett. Yeah, I slept right through their whole visit as well. They didn’t seem to mind though.

Great grandparents

16 days, 7 hours, 16 minutes old

My mean old parents gave me my first “bath” on Friday. I hated it!

Will's first bath

Saturday, Grandma and Grandpa Schofield came for a visit… or at least that’s what Mom & Dad tell me. I slept right through it.

Grandparents

Later in the afternoon I went for a walk with Mom & Dad.

Vitamin D

I liked it so much I went for another long walk with Daddy this morning while Mommy took a nap.

Little man on campus

Stroll

11 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes old

Daddy sure can swaddle me well, but I don’t always need swaddling. Sometimes Daddy can calm me down just by holding me.

Joyful daddy

And if I’m really lucky I can lay on his chest and listen to the soothing sound of his heart beating.

Sleepy boys

Eating Daddy's shirt

As you can see, I’ve got some awful big shoes to fill.

Big shoes to fill

8 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes old

My first weekend was hectic.

Sleepy Will

Will sleeps

Will relaxes

I did a lot of sleeping, though not for very long periods of time. Since I went home from the hospital on a Friday, the nurses and Mommy were a little concerned about my eating habits, so we had to make sure I was getting enough to eat. This means Mommy didn’t get much sleep.

Fortunately, Grandma Nancy was here to help out with things, including taking care of me and cleaning up after me, so Mommy didn’t get too overwhelmed. Daddy went to the store on his bike to fetch groceries both days. If he keeps that up he might just have to get a new bike that can carry more stuff 🙂

We also had some more visitors, with grandparents, friends, and neighbors stopping by.

Will loves his grandma Barb

Jodi with baby William

William with friends Jeff, Andrew, Jodi

It took a while, but I think I finally got settled in here at home. We have a good routine of eating, sleeping, and pooping. We went back to the doctor’s office on Monday afternoon. Not only did I stop losing weight, but I gained three whole ounces.

Mommy has been just great through all of this.

Taking it all in

5 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes old

First thing’s first. Happy birthday Mom!

Meli's birthday cake

We came home from the hospital today. The morning was a little hectic. They promised to get us out of there, but they were running behind. We had an appointment at the Dr’s office across town at 1pm and we didn’t get out of the hospital until nearly 1pm. Mommy was freaking out a little, but the hospital nurses were kind enough to call the Dr’s office for us to tell them we would be late.

The appointment went well and afterward I finally got to go to my new house. Grandma & Grandpa Raguet were waiting there for us and we all had a party for Mommy’s birthday.

Grandma Nancy

We also had neighbors stop by. Some gave me some awesome clothes. Others brought flowers. Others gave us a gigantic balloon.

It's a…

Finally, I got to sleep in my own bed.

William sleeping at home

2 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes old

My second day was a little less hectic. We worked out a routine of eating, sleeping, pooping. Mainly I just spent a lot of quality time with Mom & Dad.

Meli & Will

Joyful daddy

1 day, 18 hours, 41 minutes old

My first day was very interesting, even though I spent much of it sleeping.

William & Mom rest

Team Ragfield is now has one more member.

Team Ragfield

I got to meet all of my grandparents.

Grandma and Grandpa Raguet

Grandpa and Grandma Schofield

Along with Mom & Dad’s good friends John & Cara.

John & Cara with William

It was exhausting.

Will sleeps

They took blood to perform some tests, which didn’t bother me the slightest bit. Unfortunately, they also gave me a bath. I didn’t like that at all.

0 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes old

Waterlogged and tender

What day is today? It’s William’s birthday. What a day for a birthday. Let’s all have some cake.

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