I have to brag, we have a dream baby. I am sure it will be short lived before he starts causing trouble, so we are just waiting for it. He sleeps, sleeps and sleeps some more and barely ever cries. He’s just one happy and content baby, I even have to wake him up through out the night in order to get a feeding. I guess this explains why he was always so lazy on NST and got his mom a few nights at the hospital. He definitely takes after Chris’ laid back personality.
We can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks already and he’s already getting bigger! The other night I was looking through the pictures that were posted on friend’s facebooks after he was born and he already looks like a completely different baby. He was born weighing 5lb 7oz, left the hospital 4lb 15oz and 11 days later was up to 5lb 11oz at the pediatrician, our kid is already an over achiever. But he looks so tiny from his hospital pictures, sniff sniff, he’s growing too fast.
I wish I could put into words how good it feels to be a Mom to a baby at home, I’d like to say it feels the same but it’s so different on so many levels. I’m overtired and exhausted, but I am thankful. I miss sleeping through the night, but I love the cries he gives to wake me up to remind me he’s hungry. I hate laundry but I think I have done 34,687 loads of baby laundry and love folding it. I have been peed on and pooped on more times than I can count on my two hands and it doesn’t phase me. Everything he does and every little milestone he makes does remind me of Nolan and it’s such a bittersweet feeling. I just wonder what Nolan would have looked like and what kind of baby he would have been. I just miss him, a lot. But he sure did send us one amazing little brother. Life feels complete for the first time in years and I am loving every single second of it.
2 weeks old
2 weeks old and…
We are STILL in preemie diapers
Yet we are slowly shifting into Newborn sized clothing
He has grown an inch and over 11 oz (prob more now) since coming home from the hospital
He is more alert and recognizes Chris & I’s voice
Took his first bath, first walk and first shopping trip and even stopped at Starbucks for his first red cup.