1 week old
It's hard to believe Penn has been here for a week. The last few weeks of pregnancy seem never-ending, and the first few weeks of motherhood seem to rush by.
4 days sleeping JUST like his sister at this age!
He had his well baby checkup on Wednesday, and he looked great. He was 9 pounds at birth but had dropped to 8 lb. 4 oz. by the time we left the hospital. At the checkup, he was back up to 8 lb. 7 oz. and had already gained 1/2 an inch for a total of 21.5"!
We are still adjusting, but I think it's going really well! MaryCollis has been completely unfazed by the whole thing... not even so much as rolling over in the middle of the night when he wakes up. She loves to "help" by holding the bottle, which is sweet. Chad has been giving her lots of attention after school while I tend to the wee one, and I think she is loving it.
It's been really nice to be home and get some things done. I find it impossible to sleep when he sleeps during the day, so I've marked things off my list that have been on there for months! Chad has been a huge help.... like, HUGE. Not that he wasn't the first time around, but I was a stay-at-home mom with MaryCollis so I felt like it was my job to do everything... just like it was his job to bring home the bacon. This time it feels so good to allow him to help and not feel bad about it. I am not looking forward to him getting back on the road. Babe, don't go!
Our lives were completely turned upside down with MaryCollis, and I rushed her from milestone to milestone hoping for her to grow up so we might regain our "freedom." Don't get me wrong... it is awesome to be able to do things with her as a toddler that you can't with a baby... but I feel like it's different with this little guy.
While I know I'll be singing a different tune once I go back to work, right now I don't much mind the long nights because I know these are fleeting moments. Up until last week, Chad and I still called MC the baby. "Do I need to get the baby from school?" he might ask. It became obvious when we brought this dude home that she is NOT a baby, and I'm not sure when that happened. There's a new baby in town, and I hope to enjoy all of life's little moments.
And just because it might be the best photo ever taken....... a throwback to last week:
Gamma kissing Penn at 1 day old