All things new
Well, I’ve been MIA for over a month, and with good reason. I blame this little guy.
Parenthood is certainly an adjustment and I can’t believe how quickly my maternity leave is passing by. I only have two more weeks of 24/7 contact with my little angel. But enough of that for now. If I dwell on it too much I’ll start crying.
My baby boy has really made life interesting so far. Everything from peeing all over in mid diaper change to sleepless nights, to inching his way closer and closer to me in bed, to his very first smiles.
There have been moments when I’ve just stopped everything so I could sit and cry, either for lack of sleep or just from being overwhelmed or feeling all alone. There have also been moments when I’ve wanted to be nowhere else than holding my baby. The tough times are well worth it when the good times come around. And as he grows I know there will be other challenges.
We’re facing one of those challenges now with nursing. We have a yeast infection we keep passing back and forth to one another when he nurses. So we’re both on medicine for the next two weeks, and a very painful two weeks it will be for me until this infection is gone. But look at this face.
He is so worth it!
I am trying very hard not to turn this into a baby blog, which is part of the reason for no posts. He is a huge part of my life though, so if you’ll let me indulge every now and then, I promise the photos will be cute. Hey, look, another one. 🙂
Late one night he woke up in severe pain. Upon taking him to the ER, we learned that he had appendicitis and had to have emergency surgery. Three days later, he got to come home, and now he holds the baby every chance he gets. I never thought I could love two men at once. 🙂