It’s amazing what a week can bring. Pain and love, a baby boy, sweet dreams and long nights, family and friends, knowledge that you never knew you had…you can learn a lot in a week! Today our amazing son turned one week old and here is what we’ve learned about our little sweetpea and our new life as a family of three.
Heath is the sweetest baby I’ve ever met. Sure he’s mine, so I’m biased I know…but all he does is sleep and smile and when he’s awake he stares at us with these big eyes (which I think are turning brown already) and look about with this peaceful wonderment. He loves to sleep on our chests, is great at nursing, lets us wake him up to eat, and is gaining weight and looking chunky already. He likes to be sung to sleep by his great grandmother, rocked to sleep by his grandmothers, and is his daddy’s best friend. He likes the carriers we’ve bought for him, is hanging with us while we learn the ropes of cloth diapering, and has peed on his aunt Shannon twice. I have nicknamed him peanut, his dad calls him blinkie…we both call him squeaky, and he looks hilarious when we burp him. Being his mom is incredible, and I feel so lucky every day that I was blessed with such a proud job.
Here are some shots I managed to take during our first week together as we take a ton of naps and figure out life with a newborn one hour at a time. Little moments that I never want to forget.
Milk comas are great:
The quiet moments after nursing:
The deep sleep that follows:
Some mommy time:
And daddy time: