All things new

Well, I’ve been MIA for over a month, and with good reason. I blame this little guy.

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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My husband is also experiencing the newness of fatherhood. He misses us when he’s at work and can’t wait to get home so he can hold his little man.

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He is counting his blessings because shortly after Louis was born we were back at the hospital, not for the baby, but for my husband.

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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. 🙂

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Whatever life brings our way, I’m happy that I have my husband and son to share it with.

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About sapphireartist

I am.... a Christian who appreciates world religions, a wife, a mother a daughter, a best friend, a strong woman, an artist, a hopeless romantic, a theater buff, a dancer, a musician, a writer, a dog person, a cat person, a sister, an aunt, a food critic, my own worst critic, a world traveler, a lover of freedom, a tree huger, a lover of the sea, a Disney fan, a Virgo, an avid reader, a country girl living in the big city, an actress, a movie goer, a worry wart, a sailor, addicted to cheesecake. I hope to be........well, you'll just have to find out by reading my blog. :)

Posted on October 23, 2012, in parenthood, Pregnancy, What's going on and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Just read your comment from an old post on my blog and realized – oh my gosh! I need to go check out if she had her baby! I’m so glad I did because holy cow, that is one gorgeous little dude!

    I know you posted this awhile ago, but I have to say – I remember feeling some of those EXACT same feelings. Nursing was causing us problems for awhile and I remember feeling so alone. I, too, was also feeling sadness at the thought of going back to work. Everything felt much heavier than it needed to.

    But…as in all things, the growing pains worked themselves out with time and we’re falling into a better schedule. Nursing is going better and being back to work feels like I never left. Having a sweetpea at home just makes getting out of work all the more wonderful at the end of the day.

    Again, I know this post was posted awhile ago, but I hope things have calmed down for you and you’re enjoying every minute with your little one. They grow up way too fast as I’m already finding out!

    • Thanks for your comment. We’re still having nursing trouble (it’s been one thing after another). Baby Louie is three months old today. He’s growing so fast! Already in 6mo clothes. It’s nice having a set schedule again with being back to work, but I would prefer to be home with him, especially since my in-laws are watching him while I’m at work and my mother-in-law keeps calling herself “momma” when she talks to my son. And she’s trying to put him on a set schedule for feedings, which I told her not to do because he still needs to be fed on demand. I’m really hoping that by the time my husband and I are ready for a second baby a few years from now that I’ll be able to stay home with my kids.

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