Monday, September 9, 2013

The First Few Weeks

The first few weeks of Everett's life have been tiring, emotional and beautiful. We are so in love with him and being parents with a newborn has been so much better than we thought it would be. Dustin loves being a dad, I love being a mom and we love each other more than ever. It's a different feeling going from being a couple to being a family but it's wonderful. I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world.


He looks so much like his dad here!

I think Everett loves his life with us. He is such a well loved baby and he just fits in to our life perfectly. We stare at him for hours, kiss his little cheeks a million times and he is almost always in my arms or Dustin's. He is very consistent in his schedule wanting to eat about every three hours. At his two week appointment he weighed 7 1/2 lbs (he weighed 6 lbs 3 oz at his four day appointment) and grew half an inch. He loves to snuggle and be held and we are making the most of it now as little boys don't always want their mom or dad to snuggle and love on them so much. As eager as we are to watch him grow we are very content with him taking his time. They are only little for so long and we love his little baby noises and how little he is. It will be nice to get more sleep though he still captures our hearts and makes us smile even at 2 in the morning.

Our other child has not been adjusting well. Pippa has been unsure of Everett since he arrived home. His cries stress her out and she would often hide behind our entertainment center. She has a habit of pulling her fur out when she is overwhelmed and I am constantly picking up and vacuuming patches of fur. For now we have created a little bed out of her two favorite things, a laundry basket and a fleece blanket. This has become her safe zone and she spends hours in it. We're hoping she adjusts soon!

Overall, our little family is happy, tired and in love. We're enjoying each moment as a family and loving our time together. I know this is redundant but everything is so worth it. All our worries and fears we had pre-Everett's arrival, though still there, aren't as intimidating when you are able to hold him in your arms. When things seem a little uncertain, a smile or his falling asleep in your arms brings everything back into focus and gives us a purpose. With such a blessing in your life you are willing to make things work and sacrifices don't seem as much of a sacrifice anymore. At least, that's just my humble opinion. :)

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