Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Week One

The first few days after Miller was born were pretty chill. We did a lot of staring and snuggling.
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Day 2
 
Day 2
Day 3

Day 3

Day 4
Day 5

Day 5
On day 3 our midwife came for a home visit. Miller was only down to 7lbs and 13 ounces (3 ounces down from his birth weight) because he eats all.the.time.

On day 4 we started cloth diapers. I forgot how cute little newborn fluff-butts were! 

On day 5 we had his newborn pictures taken in the afternoon, and then 25 people over to celebrate Christmas that evening. We had thought about canceling, but decided it would be more relaxing to do it at our house so we wouldn't have to load up both kiddos or have to leave early to put Marshall to bed. Everyone brought food and it worked out really well!

On day 6 we dropped Marshall off at my mom's and took Miller with us to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie. In case you didn't know this, going to the theater with a newborn is AWESOME. There is a short period of time (a month or 2) where they will just sleep through the movie, or if they do wake up they'll just eat and pass back out.

I forgot how much I *love* the newborn stage. They're just so cuddly and make those cute little sounds. Even if they cry, its not like they can flail or demand things or throw an actual fit. They're not as "fun" as older babies that smile and coo and can play, or toddlers who can communicate and run and jump and do funny toddler things, but it is a really sweet time. We tried to soak up every second because now we understand how fast the time flies.

Jerad was able to take the first week after the birth off and again just amazed me by how awesome he is. Every day he woke up with Marshall, would make him breakfast and play with him, then bring me breakfast in bed. For the whole week he did all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, dog walks, errands, and took care of Marshall. I recovered, nursed Miller ever 30 minutes (or so it seemed), and tried to sleep as much as possible because on day 7 Jerad left town for a job in Pasedena and was gone for 5 days.

1 comment:

KelBel said...

My due date is in the middle of Spring Break...I think I'm gonna have them strip my membranes a tad earlier than 40 weeks (if I haven't already had the baby) so that I can have the same kind of blissful week of husband/slave! ;)