I think I'm ready to (slowly) get back in the swing of blogging! I want to say a big thank you to Jen, Starr, and Beatrice for their guest posts! It was nice to have such lovely girls fill in for me while I was busy having a baby and all.
I have other things to post about that aren't baby related, but I want to share some pictures of Jacob Leigh! He turned two weeks old yesterday, and I can't believe it. It both feels like our time has gone by really fast and like we've had him in our lives for much much longer than two weeks. He's been such a little blessing and joy to have around. Maybe I'm jinxing myself by saying this in public, but he's such a good baby! He's only cried a handful of times and he's all smiles! We've taken him on a few outings already, and he's been perfect through them. He's slept through some grocery shopping and a long lunch, and has also spent lots of time awake while I carry him in the Moby wrap while out and about. Maybe it sounds weird because he's obviously my child, but it's just finally settling in that I'm a mother! I have lots and lots (and lots!!) of experience with babies, so aside from the intense bond I have with Jacob Leigh, it kind of felt like babysitting the first week or so...Like we were going to have to give him back to someone at some point. But he's all ours! I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't want to be without his sweet snuggles, his little grunts, and his tender baby smell.
Josh took a week off of work, so after Jacob was born, we got to hang out at home as a new little family. It was so nice to have dad home so we could all bond. Josh is just incredible with his son, and I've fallen in love with him all over again. He likes to take him downstairs while I catch up on sleep and watch hockey games and action movies with him. He calls it their "man time" and I think it's adorable. I'm so glad our little guy has a dad that puts a lot of importance on bonding with him!
I can't believe how quickly Jacob's face has changed! He's like an entirely different baby than we met two weeks ago. He makes the funniest little faces and smiles so much. At first we thought they were just gas smiles, but now we're sure he's just a happy little guy. Jacob has gained just about two pounds (chub!) and has grown one entire inch already!
I was a little bit nervous about Josh going back to work, but aside from a couple of rough moments, Jacob and I are doing great hanging out by ourselves all day! My life is pretty much lived in two hour increments right now, since that's his feeding preference. By the time he feeds, gets his diaper changed, and gets burped, it's pretty much time to feed again! We have to time any outings or errands around his feeding schedule, although I'll totally nurse in public if he's hungry. Nursing has been challenging and painful at times, but it's honestly my favorite part about being a mom. Nothing compares to the feeling I get from giving my little son the nourishment he needs to grow. Plus, he always snuggles right up to my breast when he's done eating and gives me the sweetest pats with his little hand. Ok, I don't love the milk getting everywhere...I mean EVERYWHERE, but everything else about nursing is rad.
Also: I'm on the hunt for dresses with button fronts so I can nurse easily in public. If you have any in your shop, let me know!