1 Month!

Is there anything better than the scent of a newborn’s head?  Maybe a long, relaxing shower, but it’s so long since I’ve had one of those…

We’re one month in.  I still am content spending hours just mesmerized by his little face, or his little fingers, or his little toes…it’s a good thing too, because he forces me to spend hours holding him, so at least there’s a benefit for me.

In just one month he’s gotten so much stronger.  He loves holding his giant noggin up and staring at the crazy world around him.  He’s started to stay awake for about an hour at a time…and during that hour his eyes are so wide open, just trying to soak it all in.

It’s pretty amazing.  Both my kids amaze me several times a day.  I am blessed.

Grandpa's holding a sleeping baby.

Grandpa’s holding a sleeping baby.

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3 Weeks In

Today was a first since Bub was born.  I took both SweetPea and Bub to the grocery store by myself!

True it was a very short grocery list.  But we did it!  Aside from the one item I actually needed for dinner tonight…I forgot that.  But I remembered the ice cream, so everything is ok in my book.

Did I mention we went to the doctor last week?  Bub has gained 2 pounds since we left the hospital!  For this mom (who struggled immensely with milk supply the first time) that was the best news ever.

And have I told you how ridiculously adorable SweetPea is with little Bub?  She’s always giving him hugs and kisses, asking to hold him, and helping Dad feed him with the bottle.

Meanwhile, little Bub spends his day sleeping, eating, crying, and farting (seriously, this kid has gas).  And I spend my day with a kink in my neck from looking down at him all the time.  I just can’t get enough of that little guy.

SweetPea and Little Bub

SweetPea and Little Bub

Baby Breakthrough

Folks, we’ve had a baby breakthrough!

Our little Bub is exactly two weeks old today.  And today is the first day he’s stayed asleep for longer than 5 minutes while not being held or in direct contact with somebody…usually me.  That means, for two weeks he was constantly being held.  Which was great…except for when it wasn’t…like when I had to pee, or take care of SweetPea, or eat, or get more water, or move in general.

But no more!  Today he slept for 1 hour in his swing!  One whole hour where I had my body to myself, where I was able to do what I wanted, when I wanted.  It was glorious.  I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.

Sleeping baby!

Sleeping baby!