Sunday, April 11, 2010

Week One

Oh my little man. How you have already wormed your way into my heart. There's something easier about falling in love with the second baby. I know how much fun you are going to be and how we will know quickly that we could never have lived without you.

There's always something to be said for a full night's sleep, but in the meanwhile I am at least thankful that you are a good eater. You've got that one up on your sister. We are trying to settle into a rhythm of eating and playing and sleeping and frankly, you're doing quite well. You love to watch your sister prance around the room and already love looking at the fishies on your swing. I'm impressed with how alert you seem to be during your awake times.

So far you have been pretty content so long as your belly is full. You are great at all the typical baby things like poo-ing and wobbly-ing and generally being darn cute. 

I can't believe you were once in my belly. It's fantastic to have you out in the world and while I am anxious to have my body be back to some semblance of normal, it's just so amazing that in a way, we 'made' you. 

It seems as though spring sprang while we were in the hospital. Our view out the window was beautiful but didn't show how green the trees and grass were becoming. Easter Sunday I discovered that not only did I have my new baby boy to be thankful for, but the hope of spring had arrived. On our way to your doctor's appointment this week, I pointed out the green trees and leaves to your sister and she promptly turned to you and proceeded to tell you all about it as well. She loves you so much and wants every day to be with you and help take care of you. You get so many hugs and gentle kisses it make me melt. Now, the being quiet, she's not so good at. Luckily, you are great at sleeping through any noises!

We had our first test run in the wrap that I made for you. (a "faux-by" as one friend would call it) You loved being all close and snuggly and it was so good to get out of the house for a nice long walk in the sunshine. 

You have been well-loved already. I am so thankful for all the people who have sent you gifts and brought us food and generally just cared for us. You will grow up in a beautiful community with so many dear friends.

Happy one week, my little stud. 

Friday, April 02, 2010


Today this sweet little thing will become a big sister. I read her a bedtime story before tucking her in and leaving for the hospital and got all teary-eyed and weepy. She has no idea how much her little life is going to change and no longer will she be an only child. My precious girlie, you will be a great big sis and I can't wait to introduce you to your baby brother!