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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What A Wonderful World

We welcomed Trey into our lives on February 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm. He was perfect from the minute I laid eyes on him. 7 pounds 11 ounces, 20 inches long and already as precious as can be.

It's true what they say...a baby will change your life forever. In the past 6 weeks we have welcomed that change with lots of laughter, smiles, burps, spit-ups, and late night feedings. It has been a whirlwind of emotion. I can truly say there is nothing like becoming a mom and having your first child. Trey has brought so much happiness into our lives and I am overwhelmed with love for him. Every sweet little stretch, every sweet little yawn, every sweet little smile amazes me. I am a sappy mom who is content to just sit and stare. I can't believe how fast 6 weeks has past by. I can't begin to imagine the next 6 months or even years.

Our first week as parents was spent in and out of the hospital getting his bilirubin levels checked and at home with a bili light trying to fight jaundice. This was harder on me than it was on him. I definitely bawled the first night, but he slept the whole time. I don't know what I would have done without Bruce. He was so supportive and caring. Seeing Trey get his heel pricked at least 6 times was about more than this new mommy could bear. A week after Trey was born we took him to get circumcised and Bruce watched the whole thing. I waited in the lobby :) My mom arrived on the scene that day and was such a big help. She watched Trey in the mornings while I went back to sleep for a while. I was so exhausted. My little chunk likes to eat every 3 hours. Milkaholic.

My sister and Alissa came to visit the next week and the assistance continued. Kimberly loved her morning time with Trey. Mommy loved the extra sleep. We watched movies and enjoyed each others company while we got to know Trey. Recovering from the delivery took a while, but it didn't keep me inside for long. We had fun going out to eat and walking around the mall while Trey slept the whole time. It was during this week that Trey's umbilical cord finally fell off and he got his first bath. He loved it. I'm so glad he loves bath time as much as I do.

A lot has changed in the last 6 weeks. He has outgrown one of my favorite pajama sets. He stays awake more during the day, which is so much more fun than watching him sleep. He has started the gees and gahs we call baby talk. He will look me right in the eyes and smile. It will melt your heart it is so sweet. He can bounce himself in the bouncy seat. He likes to lay on his play mat and kick till the cows come home. We love to take walks with the baby bjorn. And thank goodness the weather is finally enjoyable.

I have had some pretty terrible jobs in the past few years. I've struggled to find something that makes me truly happy. I think I've found my calling.
I'm loving every minute.