This little boy gives me so much pleasure--I can't believe that he's here. He has such a sweet demeanor and is so beautiful and full of grace. At this age, of course, he sleeps and feeds most of the time and, in turn, I spend most of my time in a single chair breast feeding or pumping milk while trying to read and reply to work emails when I am able to free one hand. It's both an intense and mellow time--he's next to me most of the time he isn't in my arms, snug in his Fisher Price Rock and Play sleeper that Cindy so kindly bought me (thanks for the suggestion, Quinn--it is a lifesaver). Of course, I'm not so mobile right now either as a result of the emergency c-section, and I am also behind on so many professional responsibilities as a result (like the marketing questionnaire for the book and letters of recommendation for students for grad school which I'll be writing tonight).
Here's another picture of our little boy. As great as his pictures are, they really don't do this gorgeous boy justice.
Monday, January 7, 2013
So far, we are adjusting to the world of new parenthood. I love the way my little boy smells and he entrances us with his funny faces and sweet manner. Right now, we have a baby nurse (a gift from Evan's mother) which has meant we get a decent amount of sleep, something that I need after a long labour followed by an emergency c-section. But soon we will be on our own, with an even steeper learning curve. I cherish every second I spend with him, aware he will change all too soon. I can't imagine that he could be more perfect and love him more each day.