When we wake up in the mornings, we cuddle. Sometimes Coyer lies next to me in bed, and sometimes he lies tummy-down right on my chest.
I receive the most wonderful comments from strangers when we go out to run errands. I’ll never get tired of hearing people say “awe…” when they sneak a peak at my sweet baby!
During awake time, I love singing to Coyer. I try to mix it up with my song selections, but mostly stick to “You are my Sunshine” and “Rise and Shine”.
Never-ending laundry. Both Coyer and I go through about 3 outfits each day! The pee, poo and spit-up can really surprise you sometimes… and this usually happens at the most inopportune times. 🙂
Very, very little time for myself. I feel great if I can just find 15 minutes to shower during the day! Feeding myself is almost always trumped by the baby’s needs. I’m learning to eat whenever he is sleeping, whether I’m hungry or not, because I never know when my next chance will be to get some real food in my belly.
We have been blessed with the most amazing neighbors who organized evening meals to be delivered to our house during the first few weeks after Coyer was born. Since we are still new to Arizona and don’t know too many people here, our neighbors asked their own friends to cook and deliver meals to us! It honestly brought tears to our eyes the first few times we received such wonderful home-cooked meals from complete strangers. We couldn’t thank these people enough for their kindness. The only thing we can do is make a promise to ourselves to pass it on! Justyn and I will be looking forward to future opportunities when we can do the same for others.
There’s no avoiding the sleep-deprivation that accompanies new parents! Yes, it’s easy to catch a nap while the baby sleeps during the day… but never getting more than 3, maybe 4 hours of sleep at one time will definitely catch up to you before long. Then, because you’re tired all of the time, you become very grumpy and easily irritable! It’s actually very scary how easily my husband and I have found ourselves fighting over the smallest of things. We are learning that we are both in this together! We are both sleep deprived, working hard, trying our best and struggling to keep up with the day-to-day activities. Understanding and patience with eachother are the two things that we need the most to keep our relationship strong.
The amount of love floating around our house is unreal! Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed by how much love there is that we actually cry a little… happy tears, of course!
Having a baby changes everything for the better! Priorities become more about family, time becomes more precious, and life becomes more of a purpose.
I love my baby. My husband loves his baby. I love my husband and he loves me too! It’s so true… all you really need is LOVE!