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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nolan @ 1 month

Nolan turned 1 month old last Tuesday. 
It was kind of a rough week for me.  He had a few fussy days where I couldn't put him down and couldn't do a thing....and I just kind of let it get to me.
I called my dad and Kay on Wednesday and asked them if there was a day that they could come and take the girls somewhere all day long.  :)  I just needed the break.  

And honestly- I want to brag on the girls a bit....they really have been SO good.  I don't know how many times in a day I have thanked God that they are doing so well with adjusting to him.  Parker is so helpful...and even Grace is, too.  And they just love him so much and it makes my heart leap.  I am also so thankful for their ages.  When Grace was born...Parker was almost 2 and a half....and she still needed me very much.  And while the girls still need me...they have a higher level of independence that has saved me many times over.  At the same time- I harbor guilt for my lack of interaction with them...all the while trying to remind myself that they'll be ok and not scarred for life...and that I'm still giving them the love that they need (at least I hope I am!).

Anyway- my dad and Kay picked the girls up and were gone for 6 and a half hours.  I had made a list.  I was going to get so much accomplished.  It was going to make me feel better.  Yeh- well- Nolan had other plans for me.  He only slept for 1 hour that entire time...and the rest of time was filled with fussiness and me holding him.  I wanted to cry (and eventually did...I think I just needed to).

The following 2 days provided a happier baby.  And thus- a happier mommy.  ;)  I know these days are numbered with him being so small...and I constantly remind myself of this, but I still have moments where I am so discouraged.  Geoff has reminded me several times how things will get better...and I do know this.  But sometimes that knowledge doesn't get me through the day.  Or even the hour.

On a happier note...we got his newborn pictures this week and I love them all.  I am working on his announcement and then I can't wait to post the pictures.

Also- Nolan is such a sweet, sweet boy.  The perfect addition to our family.  I have prayed over him (and my girls) so much lately...that I'll be a good mother to our son...that I will raise him to be the man God wants him to be.  I look at his sweet little feet that have never walked a step and wonder where they will take him.  This whole parenting thing has really overwhelmed me this week (and not necessarily in a bad way)....and I am reminded again just how important this job is.  And I'm just feeling so very blessed.

Nolan @ 1 month:
-Still eating during the day every 2-3 hours.  Still nurses about 30 minutes each time.
-Still figuring out a 'schedule.'  This week was the first week we were home a lot more...and so I was trying to figure out how to put him to sleep and such.  In previous weeks...most of him naps were, sadly, in his car seat from all of the running around we were doing.
-At night- still waking up every 3-5 hours.  And while I am looking forward to the day that I can say it is a longer stretch- I cannot complain about the fact that I can usually put him right back down to sleep after I feed him.  Because that's a blessing in and of itself!!
-He's had to have a bottle a few times this week and he has done so well.  And I am SO thankful for that!  {With Grace it was not this easy...taking her 4 months before she'd take a bottle!}
-His big sisters fed him a bottle for the first time a few days before he tiirned 1 month old.


1 comment:

Sanz said...

Love these pics! Such a fun and creative visual!!


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