Thursday, February 21, 2008

Derrick's Post-Partum

First, I want to apologize for not adding this post earlier. All of you that have children understand how busy it is once you come home.

Holly, Harrison, and I left the Texas Tech Universtiy Medical Hospital on Feb. 7th. Since then, we have been visited by both sets of grandparents who stayed for a combined two weeks. It was fun seeing them with their new grandson!

Harrison is doing great! He went to the doctor for his two-week check-up and got a clean bill of health. He is growing (he now weights 8.8 oz., 21 inches long). Holly and I feel very blessed to have him in our family. He is a character (gets that from his mom) and makes us laugh all the time. He is sleeping pretty well, but he likes to keep us up sometimes (gets that from his dad).

He hates being cold, so he does not like having his diaper changed. He hated the sponge baths but he LOVED his first tub bath that he had yesterday!

I have added some new pictures of him. They range from feedings, to baths, to playtime. I will try to add more as we get some good ones!

By the way, we have some other good news. I accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Alabama in Huntsville the day after Harrison was born. So, we will be moving back to Alabama in August! It is a great opportunity and we are very excited. I will be defending my dissertation next Friday so please keep me in your prayers.

Take care!


Jenny said...

Derrick and Holly ~ Harrison is beautiful!!! He is such a great combination of the both of you! Congrats!

Chad said...

Congrats on everything from the baby to the new job to everyone being healthy. That is awesome.

Rebecca said...

He is such a beautiful baby! That is exciting that you will be moving back to Alabama!

Gayleen said...

OMG! He is so wonderful and handsome and sweet! I miss you Holly but see you have no time or heart to miss us much with him there. Take care and congrats to Derrick...I'll be praying for you!

Tammy said...

Oh he is beautiful and glad things are going pretty good. Also very exciting about your new job, I bet your family is excited about that!

Leah said...

So precious! I could just pinch those little cheeks! Glad you all are well. Hope tomorrow goes great for you! Congrats on the new job! You may know this, but Trae and Leann are in HVILLE now. (Madison actually)

Tori said...

He is absolutely the cheeks!!! Congratulations about UAH--we just moved from Huntsville and we loved the area. Hope your dissertation went well today. What will you be teaching?