Hey guys! Yes, I’m still alive. And I actually have a few free minutes while the little man is still sleeping (and I already got my mini nap in too!) so I figured I’d check in and say HI to you all!
That was Lucas yesterday morning…straight chillin’. ‘
So, how has life been lately? Whew…talk about tiring, exhausting, wonderful, tough, and crazy. Basically, the first week of having Lucas born was really not bad at all…dare I say it was easy? I knew things wouldn’t last that way and, well, they did not.
Luckily, Lucas is a pretty easy baby for the most part, but lately, his evenings have been tiresome. Jay and I were joking last night, it’s like he’s an angel baby from 7-8am until about 3pm…then from about 3pm-10pm he’s a totally different baby. We’re all working on adjusting though, and while it can get difficult, Jay and I are a total team right now and there’s absolutely no way I could be doing this without him. He is amazing and I love him more and more every day.
Lucas has also gone through a growth spurt the past three days, starting on Saturday…when we had a bunch of people over to the house to celebrate Jay’s birthday.
Luckily, the party went great for everyone, but I spent most of it nursing just about every hour or less. I had a few “moments” during the day, but realized that having a bunch of people over so soon was probably biting off more than I could chew. Hey, whatcha gonna do, right? Live and learn!
The end of last week was also a bit of a struggle because Jay’s grandmother passed away. She was a wonderful, strong woman, and although she had been suffering for some time now, it was still incredibly sad to see her go. With the help of my amazing mom, I did manage to make it to some of the services on Friday while she watched Lucas, so I was glad I was able to do that and to be there for Jay. She will be missed.
But I must say…even though after reading the beginning of this post, it sounds like we’re all down in the dumps over here, we certainly are not! Parenthood is a tough job, but it’s also the most amazing, rewarding job we’ve both ever experienced…and we’re having fun, too!
For example, last Thursday we had our first family lunch date at B-Rad’s Bistro!
Can I just tell you how GOOD it felt to have some veggies for a change? Hey, even if there were sweet potato fries involved…I still got some greens.
And yesterday, Lucas even gave me enough time to be able to make myself my own salad at home. I smothered him
balsamic dressing with kisses to thank him.
YUM YUM YUM.
And finally, let me fill you in on the Cody vs. Lucas front.
As you can see, Cody continued to make his way closer. This was yesterday…
But THIS was Friday night, and I was sooooo excited to be able to capture the moment! All three of my boys…together at last.
And yes, Lucas did have his hand there on Cody all by himself…we did not stage anything about this picture. Loooove.
So I’m feeling pretty hungry right about now so I think it’s time for me to go grab a snack since I’m sure the little man is bound to wake up any minute now. I’m not sure how often I’ll get a chance to be checking in for these next few weeks, but I promise to try when I can!
Hope all is going well with all of you! Have a great Tuesday, everyone!!