My Baby’s a Month Old – What?!

one month oldChristopher is officially a month old. I remember time flying after Ricky was born, but not quite this quickly!

It’s kind of crazy how fluidly he just fit right into our family. Actually, when I think about it, it seems like he’s been in our life for so much longer than a month.

Today I went back and flipped through some of my Instagram photos from a year ago. Gosh, what a difference a year makes, doesn’t it? A year ago we were grieving our sweet baby girl. Now we are celebrating this amazing gift of a boy. 365 days can make your life do a 180.

Christopher has brought so much joy into our life. Sure, there are those normal newborn moments that make you want to pull your hair out (like when you stay up too late and then your baby won’t sleep), but it’s been pretty incredible, all in all.

He’s even gone two nights this week with only one middle-of-the-night-feeding. It basically makes me feel like a new woman to get more than three hours of uninterrupted sleep in a row.

I really couldn’t ask for the transition to be going better. Ricky loves his little brother, probably more than he loves me or Rick. The first words out of his mouth in the morning are, “where’s Christopher?” And the last thing he wants to do at night is read stories with “his” baby tucked in between us.

Part of me feels like this sounds way too much of a newborn fairytale, I almost feel guilty sharing it! But for now, I’m just going to eat it up. I know that eventually, Ricky will be crying because Christopher won’t leave his trucks alone and Christopher will be crying because Ricky keeps knocking over his towers of blocks. We have to appreciate the brotherly love while it lasts!

Life is certainly more complicated than it was just over a month ago. Trying to get two kids ready in the morning can be a bit of a struggle, especially with all the extra things that come with a newborn. Trying to get out the door takes extra planning. Getting work done during the day is more challenging. But I have to say that it’s going much smoother than I expected, and that’s actually made it a little easier. It’s always a good thing when your reality exceeds your expectations!

That’s kind of it – we’re working, doing some projects around the house, cooking amazing food at night and just soaking up time with the boys. And you know what? I think that’s just where our life’s supposed to be, right at this very moment in time.

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