Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Parenthood and Tucker J

So parenthood is a whole other story! I thought I was a pretty chill person, but now I have become some obsessive overprotective mother. Not because Tucker is out of control or anything but because he is a whole other person that can't take care of himself and I am completely  responsible for him. I think I have finally calmed down a little, but seriously, nobody can tell you anything to prepare you for how it feels. Sometimes he spits up out his nose, and it is the saddest thing because I can tell how much he hates it. Or when I know his tummy hurts, I just want to take all the hurt away. It's crazy to think that someday he will be making choices on his own, and that he will make mistakes and not always do exactly what will make him happy. It just kind of puts things into perspective. Heavenly Father watches us down here, and I am sure his love for us is more than I can even imagine. It has to be the hardest thing to watch his children go through any pain or see them make decisions that don't always lead to happiness. Even though it is hard sometimes to watch this little guy hurt, it is so worth it to have gained all the love that I have for him. I wouldn't trade it for anything! 

Tucker just hanging out in his bouncer
Tucker's 1st bath
Tucker getting bundled in his towel--he really actually likes baths now
Tucker and Daddy just hanging out
Tucker at his 1st baseball game
The Schaugaard family at the Roadrunners game
Tucker and Lily
Daddy and Tucker
Tucker's first kiss from a girlfriend--We are planning on an arranged marriage
Tucker taking a nap, you can't really tell but I sewed a tie onto his onesie for him to wear to church

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Name!

Finally, he has a name! After leaving the birth certificate information paper blank under his first name in the hospital, after referring to him as "little guy" or "hey you" or "buckaroo", after his window in the NICU was the only one decorated with no name and just pictures, after being named Braden, Thor, Liff, and Sven by the nurses, after taking him to get checked for Jaundice twice, each time having to tell the people that he was just known as Boy Schaugaard, after actually being okay with the name Torture Boy just so that he would actually have a name, after scheduling for Boy Schaugaard's 2 week appointment at the doctor, after millions of inquiries as to what this little boy's name is...drum roll please....his name is Tucker J Schaugaard, and we love him more than we could ever imagine!