First of all, what a blessing to be able to report that things are going so much better than expected. As I've mentioned to those who have asked, I guess Chad and I had our expectations set pretty "low" as far as how we would adjust to parenthood! We were pretty happy with our life as we knew it, so it was hard to imagine how adding something that would change everything would end up being positive. BUT, thank the LORD, He knew what He was doing by trusting us with this precious child and Henry has been such a blessing! Not that it's easy, or that I don't just randomly cry sometimes for no reason whatsoever, but overall, we are doing really well. For those who care, I'm trying to stick with the principals taught in BabyWise, as they seem to make sense and have worked for many happy babies (and parents) that I know. It's going pretty well, he seems to be eating and sleeping like he's supposed to, aside from 2-3 fussy nights that may be explained by my food choices. He's been a good nurser from the beginning, which I am very thankful for, and his blood sugars (which are sometimes low for babies with diabetic mom's) were great, what a relief. Oh, and I must thank my mom for helping keep things under control around here! She's been so helpful with food, cleaning, laundry, etc. Priceless! Well, there is still so much more to say, but that'll have to do for now! Here are some photos:
Here I am the night before Henry's arrival.. 37 weeks
About to be parents!! (Is my face really that puffy? oh well!) Notice my pump clipped to my collar.. worked out well- another answered prayer!
Yay, he's here!!
My all star NICU team- thanks Angie and Melanie!
Two sets of proud grandparents
I'm not paying much attention; but this is us, about to take our baby home!
Settling in to the nursery
Hanging out in the office with dad
Stefanie's baby shower/Henry's first party! This needs to be posted next to one of the pictures of us all pregnant, which I don't seem to have.
Getting some Tummy Time