My live-in nanny/housekeeper/ cook/counselor (AKA - my MOM) had to go home after three weeks. :( I can't even put into words how thankful I am that she was able to come for that length of time. She was most definitely a lifesaver - my Man agrees! She got less sleep than I did I'm pretty sure, since she pulled night shifts with our son - waking me up to feed and then sending me back to bed. Mom didn't escape for any quick naps during the day either, so she must have been exhausted... thankfully she is in love with little AJ so I think that helped her through! :)
|This was saying g'bye... see how much AJ will miss them?|
I'm so thankful for a big healthy baby... I haven't had any worries about his nutrition intake, his digestive system (seriously - he never stops going!!), his weight, his development over the first few weeks. He is such a content little boy and a pretty good sleeper... on average, I am able to sleep through the night, which is amazing! SO THANKFUL. We have been out to eat numerous times (oops), and he usually snoozes right through the meal.
I love the way his little hands kneed me while eating, like a kitten settling into its spot on a blanket in contentment. I love the way his sneezes suddenly burst from his tiny (well, it's relative) body in full-man style. I love how his legs and arms kick/flail up and down rapidly for ages - what a workout! I love how his hands fly up when he's startled - we call him our Kung Fu Panda. I love the little smiles that flit across his face while he's sleeping. I love the full body grins as he meets your eyes... he smiles with his whole body. Sometimes it's at you, sometimes it's the wall behind you, sometimes at a spot on the ceiling... but no matter - we love the smiles! :)
|This isn't his full body smile - can't seem to fully catch it on camera :)|