Saturday, February 16, 2013

First Month Home

Time is flying.  I gather from other friends' posts that this is normal, but wow... I do wish it would slow down.  We have now been home for a full month--as a family of 3, well 5 including the dogs.  

We have settled into a wonderful routine (for now) and are learning how to balance all things involved with this new life.  I'll let you know when we have it all figured out. ;)   

Matt and I were both able to be home for the entire first week.  We had lots of visitors, lots of meals from friends, lots of gifts, and lots of JOY!  We weren't even tired... just still euphoric over this tiny little blessing who is such a HUGE blessing!  

Matt returned to work one week after we got home, and I returned later that week as well.  We alternate work days so that one of us is always home with him.  This also means we alternate night-time feedings, so at least one of us gets a good night's sleep.  Matt works 4 days a week, and I work 3.  It has been WAY harder to leave Tyndall at home than I thought it would be.  I miss him during the day and often cry joyous tears when I get home to him.  I'm a nerd. 

It is so, so, so wonderful that Matt is such a wonderful, hands-on Daddy who feels comfortable and is competent enough to care for our mini miracle.  I LOVE seeing Matt with him and especially like catching them in their father-son moments when he thinks I'm not paying attention.  Watching Matt love our son has made me fall in love with him on a whole new level.  

Typically, on the days when Matt is working, Tyndall and I run errands, go to appointments and visit with friends.  Some days, I realize that we do too much, so I'm still trying to figure out how to balance being out and about and getting things done with resting and bonding and getting things done at home.  On the days when Matt is home with him, they do a lot of housework, napping, and watching cartoons and movies. 

Little Man has lots of nicknames and is developing his personality.  Overall, he's a very sweet baby and very easy-going.  He has recently started (right around the 6 week mark) looking clearly into our faces.  He also loves watching his mobile and the ceiling fan.  He likes his swing a lot and has recently noticed the toys hanging above the swing.  

As of Tuesday, he weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, so he has finally doubled his birth weight.  He still wears preemie diapers, but they are getting small.  He has outgrown (length-wise) most of his preemie clothes.  I can't believe his due date isn't even here yet.  I'm so, so thankful that he's here.  I'm so, so thankful for this last month!  

1 comment:

  1. "I miss him during the day and often cry joyous tears when I get home to him. I'm a nerd."....that's not called being a nerd, that's called being a MOM!! :)