two week update
these first two weeks of our little guy's life have been filled with lots of couch lounging and baby cuddles and jammies until noon and long naps and kissin cheeks all day long. the recovery period post surgery has been very hard for me to swallow (birth story coming soon!) and it's taken a lot out of me to forget about all the things and just r e s t (ironic I know). I've always been go, go, go my entire life, but I'm learning now more than ever how important it is to just slow down and soak up every second of this new role as mama. I feel so utterly blessed and in love with this little dude and I can't believe how fast time is flying already.
today, Wilder Ray is two weeks old.
as a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect of Motherhood. I thought it would be SO HARD, exhausting, amazing, and beautiful, but really, I was clueless. the truth is that it actually feels so natural to be this guy's mama. to my surprise, it's not as hard as I thought it would be, but instead, I'm the happiest I've ever been. a very tired happy. but so much joy!
it's amazing how God just turns us into parents (literally) overnight and somehow we manage to keep this little new life thriving. sure, we only get about five hours of sleep per night, but somehow we're not exhausted, we just do it. because we have to. because this new little human is now more important than anything else. nothing else matters. kinda like washing my hair or getting dressed, heck some days I'm lucky if I brush my teeth.
he is everything now.
at his two week checkup, this little milk monster was already up from his birth weight to 7 lbs! he loves mama's milk and nursing is going so well. we are so blessed :) he still sleeps pretty much all day and keeps us up at night, but if he gets a diaper change and has a full tummy, he'll usually go right to sleep. he's starting to love the paci, but still searches for that thumb!
Wilder Ray, mommy + daddy are so obsessed with you. and as much as it hurts to watch you get bigger every day (I just want you to stay tiny and squishy forever!), we can't wait to see who you grow up to be. we love you so much baby boy!