Henry's done really well these past couple of weeks. There have been a few nights with a few hours of constant fussiness, which must be related to something I've eaten; right now we're thinking it was extra glasses of milk after dinner.. we'll see. Most of the time he sleeps anywhere from 2-4 hours at a time, with a couple of grunts and groans (or "squeaks" as we have now nicknamed him) in between. Last week we gave him his first bottle and he took it like a champ, and I learned the lesson that even if Chad feeds him, I still have to pump if I don't want to drown the poor child with milk at the next feed! He's already been to two baby showers, church, Lowe's and Target. I'm starting to figure out how to navigate errands with a little one, though I learned the hard way how not to shop with him as I had all my items piled on top of him and in my arms on the first trip to Target. Next time I'll get a buggy and leave the stroller in the car!
As I have mentioned before, Chad and I were both pretty nervous about how this whole "parenting" thing was going to go for us. Even though everyone said it would be wonderful, that it's "different when it's your own child" etc, it was just so hard to imagine what it would be like. I think I expected that I would feel "put out" all the time, or bothered that I couldn't do something I used to do because now we have a baby. I guess I just knew how selfish I really was! It's amazing to report, however, that everyone was right (imagine that!). God does, in fact, know what He is doing. We have been praying continually for months that He would prepare us for this journey, and He has. WAIT, I know- we're only 3 weeks in to a lifelong journey that will come with countless challenges that we can't even imagine right now.. I know it's not going to be easy, I'm just saying that I realize now that I'm not going to be sitting around mourning the loss of life "the way it was", as it's just getting better by the day.
Ok, enough of that seriousness.. on to some pictures!
Daddy giving Henry his first bottle
As of last night, the second belly has been replaced with a baby! Congrats Amy on the arrival of Oliver!