On January 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm, my wife Kristi gave birth to our beautiful baby girl Mia Rose Bouzakis! Wow! We did it! She is here, and we couldn’t be more excited.
I was hoping to have this post out earlier, or at least closer to her birth date, but this baby thing is pretty time consuming. Funny how quickly you adjust to accepting the fact that you are not gonna sleep. I remember calling my mom after a few days and saying “The baby slept great last night, I think we got 4 hours of sleep!” 4 hours of sleep! That was a good night. I still don’t know how Kristi is doing it, but she is. She was born to be a mommy. I am so proud of her. Her commitment to breastfeeding and her patience is inspiring to say the least.
Mia was born 9 lbs 4 ounces, and 22 inches! That’s a big baby! We were definitely surprised, as Kristi was not showing like she had a 9 pound baby. I remember after going to one the sonograms at Dr. Solomon’s office, we kept saying how the baby was doing some crazy yoga like postures, now I know why. No other way she would have fit in there
So after month one, things are going as well as we could have hoped for. She is gaining weight, already up 11 lbs 2 oz, she is very alert and attentive, she does tummy time almost every day, she is starting to vocalize a bit, and the best is thing is that she beginning to smile at us, which as a parent is the absolute best feeling. Nothing like waking up and seeing your baby with a big grin on her face. Love it! Any of the issues that we have ran into Dr. Zatz, her pediatrician, has assured is normal for a baby her age, and that she is a healthy happy baby. So whatever we are doing, it seems to be working.
Want to keep this post short and sweet, so I will write more about this first month and Mia in upcoming posts, but for now just wanted to let everyone know, Kristi and I are so happy, doing great, and proud of our little girl Mia. It has been the most amazing, challenging, exciting, inspiring, scary experience. Being a father is awesome! Nuff said.
Okay, enough of me babbling, check out photos of the baby’s first month:
(For those of you who would like to download the photos onto your computer I recommend going to the flickr website to do so. If you click on a small photo below, it will pop up a larger version of the image. You should see a link under the image that says “view this photo in flickr“. Once on the flickr site you can choose to download different sizes of the image. There is an actions button at the top. Press that. From there you can download whatever size you want. If you have any question just ask me in the comments below.)
I’ve added the ability for anyone to order prints from the flickr website. So If you would like to order a print, you need to login into flickr. You can do so with your Facebook account so you don’t need to create a new one. Goto to http://www.flickr.com. Once there, click on the Signin link at the top right, and choose to sign in with your facebook account. Now back on my blog post if you click on the photo, and when it pops up you click on the view this in flickr, when the site takes you to flickr you will see an an option in the actions menu (which is above a gray button in the top left corner above image). You should see a link Order prints and more. Here you can start adding photos to your cart and order prints. Let me know if that helps