Monday, May 24, 2010

Lovin on the babe

Whew! Those first two weeks of bringing home babe are ROUGH. I actually don't feel like I remember those days except that they were hard. Really hard. I can't believe teenagers have babies.

We are feeling better now. We have some visitors during the week who help break up the day and both grandmas have been over to give me a little break. People have also seemed to give us the weekends "free" so we can have a little family time with one another. It is so nice to hang out with our new family of three! We walk around the neighborhood showing off our babe and we have taken him out to breakfast and lunch. Things are moving forward. :)

Here are some things I have learned:
  • Having a shower is a luxury
  • Things that worked yesterday to calm a baby may not work today
  • Things that didn't work yesterday to calm a baby may work today
  • It is possible to be so tired that talking becomes difficult
  • A sleeping baby is the most peaceful thing I have laid eyes on
  • Having someone clean your house for you is the best thing that has ever happened to me
  • People telling you that your baby is perfect never gets old
  • Wine is necessary
  • So is beer
  • Everyone I know should have a blog so I can read them while I breastfeed
I also feel like having this baby has softened my heart a bit. I was in the grocery store the other day when I spotted a young awkward teen employee. He looked so skinny and small trying to push a million grocery carts back into the store. I wanted to hug him and tell him how proud he should be of himself of having a job and learning the value of a dollar. Luckily I kept my hands to myself because jail was not on the agenda for that day. I also have much more compassion for parents in public with screaming babies or toddlers having meltdowns.

I'll leave you with a father son photo. How cute are they?


  1. Your three are amazing.
    Today I read a book to my five week old grandson.. because my daughter and son-in- law do it every single morning. Guess What? Baby Paul stopped, his eyes got big and his body became still and I was sure he listened to every single word. He is so lucky to have such caring parents.. who know the value of so many things especially the literary word.. world..

  2. I love love love your blog woman! It cracks me up and gives me such insight for the future!!! xoxo

  3. I cried when I saw this picture. So precious.

  4. Oh, I love the picture! Just look at how they look at each other!

  5. I love that picture too. And I second you on everything you've learned (and the compassion for others). Paul is doing a great job keeping his head up!

  6. Adorable picture! We need some of you and Paul too~ looking all gorgeous post-baby! Maids are a necessity with kids. Then when the kids grow up they can take out the trash and clean the base boards =)


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