Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A new kind of normal

So everyone kept telling me that it would take about six weeks to feel really normal again after having a baby. Well, for me that included realizing that normal will never be what it once was in so many ways... And for me, I was closer to eight weeks postpartum before I felt like I had a good handle on new baby, new me, new schedule, etc.... What can I say, I'm a slow learner. But I am learning.

I love my darling little man. Henry is just so amazing, and such a miracle. We're truly blessed to have him in our family. Every day that goes by he and Jon and I learn something new together.

It is amazing what can transpire in those first few weeks of life. His personality is really starting to shine through now. Unlike his parents, Henry is most assuredly a morning person. Because of that, I get up with him, feed him, sing to him, bounce him on my lap, and talk to him. He loves it when I hold him so that he sits up and can look around. He is transforming me into a morning person. I'm sure many more transformations will yet come about.

I do have plans to keep writing here, to continue to share stories and photos, but I have just been entirely caught up in every single moment that I've had with Henry so far-- well, every waking moment. When I sleep these days, I sleep deeply (for two hour stretches). So until I get back into the swing of more regular updates, I at least wanted to leave you with a couple of photos of the person that's taking up all my time and teaching me all kinds of new things--

Happy in his bassinet (Thanks, Chrissy!)

Hiking around Zion