Tuesday, January 8, 2008

And finally, a word from Stephanie

So this is my first REAL post since Holden was born, other than to post photos.

Motherhood is really agreeing with me. We couldn't have asked for a better baby (Murphy's Law, he just started crying *ha* feeding time!).

Alright I'm back. He's sleeping!

As I was saying, what a great baby!!!!! And I don't think I've ever seen a cuter baby! I can't stop staring at him. It's true love.

Yesterday we had our last midwife appointment. Holden got weighed and he now weighs 12 lbs 3 oz. Porker!

I'm adjusting well, and most things have come very naturally in taking care of him. Most things that I was really anxious about before he came are second nature now (changing diapers, breast feeding, even just holding such a tiny baby).

The days just fly by, he keeps me very busy, but it's an odd, quiet kind of busy. If he's awake, we're sitting on the couch cooing at each other or he's eating, and if he's asleep, I'm trying to get stuff done before he wakes up (laundry! oh my god, soooooooo much laundry, ALL the time!), or he's sleeping on my chest and I don't want to move so he'll get a good nap (the better he sleeps during the day, the better he sleeps at night).

And I've already lost a ton of weight, without even trying. It's so amazing. I've never heard of this happening to anybody. I'm literally 20 lbs lighter than BEFORE I got pregnant. C.R.A.Z.Y. I'm even 7 lbs lighter than at our wedding!! Honestly though, I was getting pretty chubby before I got pregnant and eating alot. Now, I have less time to eat AND breast feeding burns about 500 calories per day. So that must be it. I'm not really exercising yet (too cold out! and damp! and just... yuck!), so imagine how thin I'll be this summer when I can get out for walks! Booya! Can't wait. Who woulda thunk it that having a baby is the best diet EVER??

I also want to add that John is the best father and husband ever. He's great with Holden, and great at taking over and giving me a break. He's very supportive and patient with both Holden and myself, and loves us both very much, and we love him lottsa lottsa too! He's the best at walking Holden when he's fussy (it's practically the only thing that will calm him in the evenings) and does it without complaining, since I'll rarely do it. I hate doing it, Holden is such a porker that it hurts my back to walk him up and down the hall. He's also taken over the majority of cooking, which is FANTASTIC.

Every now and then Holden and I have a photo shoot. He loves the camera! Here are some from today. Today's theme was WHITE.

1 comment:

J & T Hawley said...

Looks good Steph! Bo is extremely jealous of Holden's hair!