Monday, June 18, 2012

2 weeks

Thoughts after the first two weeks:

We've had a lot of firsts around here these past two weeks. 
First bath. 
First walk in the stroller. 
First doctor visits. 
(My) first time wearing huge maxi pads since I was 14 years old and too afraid to use a tamp. 


My mom saved my life. Having her stay with us during those two weeks was so amazing. Could not have survived that time without her help and loving service. 

This little person is all-consuming.
Case in point: Hero was born on June 4th. My birthday was June 9th. If it wasn't for a quick Target shopping trip and some tiramisu that night, I'm not sure I would have even noticed it was my birthday. 

Speaking of all-consuming, my life now basically consists of feeding Hero, putting Hero to sleep, and taking Instagram pics of Hero. 
It's a great life. 

My own physical healing from the birth is finally starting to feel better. A light at the end of the tunnel. 
Bless you, Loritab and Motrin. Bless you. 

As you may have noticed, this blog has kinda taken the backseat lately. Posting will likely be sparse for  the rest of the month. I'm ok with it. Sometimes, life is just so much more important than a blog. 
Thanks for understanding. 

Emotions and hormones are strange in the early postpartum period. 
Last week, three days in a row, I had an evening-time emotional breakdown crying sesh. 
The crying comes on like a wave suddenly and there's nothing I can do to hold it back. 
So I don't. 
And as soon as it came on, it goes and all is well. 


Hero smiles allll the time. 
In fact, I think her first smile was the day after she was born. 
And they're not just faint glimpses of a smile. We're talking huge, open-mouthed wide smiles. 
It's the best thing ever. 

We're loving everything about this new life of ours and our little Hero baby. 

24 comments:

Sarah B. said...

Congrats! She's so precious ;). I loved hearing your thoughts about the first two weeks. I'm due at the end of the month so it was like peeking into the future!

Emily said...

Congrats again-she is beautiful! What's your instagram name? I'd love to follow you and see more pics of Hero!

Sky said...

She is one good-looking baby!

kaity said...

she is BEAUTIFUL, Sam! and that first picture of you two just looking at each other melts my heart.

Shelby said...

Congratulations:) I'm so happy for you!

wildchild said...

this is so beautiful. it's the sweetest thing to see you guys loving your new baby and your new life so much.

Karen Macklin said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

1. she is perfect.

2. early smiler!!

Cara said...

Oh my goodness, SO BEAUTIFUL! Hero is SO beautiful. Praise God! xoxo

Melissa said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! Oh! And don't dare use a tampon. While you're still bleeding your uterus has an open wound on it (where your placenta was attached) so inserting anything into the vagina can cause infection. You probably know that though. =]

Pam said...

I totally understand the "evening-time emotional breakdown crying sesh." Thank you postpartum hormones. She is SO cute!

Emma Frances said...

This just makes me so excited to meet my little girl! :] And I absolutely adore her name and how you came up with it! Babies are so much fun! And I love to see all the pictures of your sweet Hero girl on Instagram!

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

Ah. She is precious. Congrats!

And mmm Maxi Pads? I am definitely not looking forward to that!

Katie said...

Sam, she's so precious! So happy for you two...enjoy this sweet, sweet time with her!

Maria said...

She is absolutely beautiful!

April said...

she is an amazingly beautiful little baby!! lucky for you two that you've got a little smiler : ) This makes me extra excited... my due date is on Sunday!

Megs said...

She is unreal. Absolutely gorgeous. Ever since you posted the announcement months ago, I've been waiting very impatiently for these pictures :)

Gabriel Black said...

Congratulations! All consuming, all loving, all trusting - simply all, aren't these little people?

Mindee and Austin said...

she could be one of the most gorgeous babies ive ever seen, so precious! makes me want to have another : ) im happy to hear life is going blissfully well for your cute family!

Jessica said...

She is so, so beautiful! Her little features are so delicate and precious.

Libby said...

she is an awfully cute little baby!!

Athalia said...

Oh wow, she's here, absolutely adorable, well done to mama and Hero!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

She is a beauty. Enjoy your baby girl!

Samantha said...

Aw she is so beautiful!! And I love her name!!! You guys are blessed beyond words! :)