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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

One Week

This afternoon, I took Norah to the park for an hour -- just us girls -- and as we were playing there, it struck me as funny that exactly a week ago, I was at the same park with her in the afternoon and I was still very much preggo with Caleb.  Little did I know that before the day was over, he'd be born!

So, a week's time has passed since his birth, and on the whole, I think things are going pretty smoothly.  Of course, it helps that Jerry is home until next week, so with the two of us, we can play a man-to-man defense, and it's much easier handling the demands of a toddler and a newborn when you can play D like this.  Next week, when he returns to work, and I have to do zone coverage, I may be in deep doo-doo, but I'm sure we'll not set the house on fire. 

Well, I'm like 90% sure we won't set the house on fire.

Anyway, as I said, it's going pretty smoothly.  He eats about every 2 hours, so I don't get much continuous sleep at night, but that's to be expected.  But, aside from the lack of sleep, I'm reminded of how easy a newborn is: He eats, he falls asleep, he wakes up, eats again, poops -- wash, rinse, repeat.  It's Norah who's the bigger handful.  But, I have to say, she's been pretty dang good with all the changes and adjustments.  She's had her tantrum-y moments and metldowns, but as a big sister, she's really loving with him, and she's even been trying to be a little helper, so I think in a week or two, we'll start to really settle in to this new life.

Here are a few pics from Caleb's first week: 

Getting his pic taken for his birth announcements.
 He and his big sister Norah, again pics we took for his birth announcement.  But, she really does give him lots of little hugs and kisses.  She's also fascinated by pointing out his hands, feet, nose, etc, and that means she sometimes pokes him in the eye.  He doesn't seem to have been blinded yet, though.
 Snoozin' dudes: Jerry, Caleb, and Scooter
 Me, Caleb, and Norah: Already hard to believe that a week ago that bundle was inside me!

21 comments:

ajh said...

These are all such special pics!

JojaJogger said...

Loved the pictures. You also cracked me up..."Well, I'm like 90% sure we won't set the house on fire."

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Erin said...

I still can't believe how tiny newborns are! Looks like all is well. Good luck flying solo next week but if you get in a bind, you know who to call even if it's for a moment to cry or laugh.

N.D. said...

so cute!

Heather said...

Glad everything is going well. What beautiful pictures!

savvyfitchica said...

this brought tears to my eyes :) I'm glad baby, mommy, big sis, and dad (oh, and the dog) are all doing so well.

H. said...

So cute! Congrats!
You'll do fine with 2-it may take some adjusting when you are solo, but you'll make it! I remember when I had my son and my daughter had just turned 2, I cried the day my husband went back to work(hormones??), but then felt good when I had made it through the day alone with both of them!

Amber said...

What a *cutie*!

A little tear just came to my (still at 8 mo pp hormonal) eyes thinking about how small they start off and how fast they grow!

When I was preggo I went back to your blog for inspiration to get me though, and I mentally file little tidbits about dealing with a toddler away all the time for future use. Now I'm watching for you to pave the way in case we have another little one!

Congrats again!

Lisa said...

awwwwww:-)

Marlene said...

He is such a cutie and you make a great family! Glad things are going well!

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word!!! I just love the pics!!! They are both so beautiful!!...and of course you are too! Good luck with zone coverage next week. You can do it!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for all of you, Jess! You make beautiful babies. : )
Love,
Rhiannon

Robin said...

Your kids are so cute!!!!

Nobel4Lit said...

Cute family indeed!

Meghan said...

What a cutie! I have a 3 month old now and can't believe that he ever started out so small. Also have a 3-year old so can certainly relate to the man-to-man vs. zone approach. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love their matching initial shirts. Rylee says she wants a Caleb too. :)

Shannon

Wes said...

yea, that's cool. You're an official pro now :-) and I think its really sweet big sis is helping out....

runner26 said...

Love the b ball defense analogy! Playing a "zone" scares me. You are going to be great!

Krissy said...

awe...it is crazy how it all happens and they are not in your belly anymore! enjoy your little Caleb he is a cutie!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Wonderful photos of your beautiful family. Glad to see everyone looking great!