Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our first week

I really can't believe Davis has only been with us just a little over a week and a half. It feels like he has always been part of our family. Kyle and I have actually been quite surprised with how easy it has been to transition back to having a newborn again. Out of all 3 boys, this has been the smoothest and almost seamless transition for sure. I suppose it helps that he is a pretty low key baby (for now at least, Bennett changed dramatically once we hit the 3 week we'll see). And we have fully embraced co-sleeping....which we never did with Cole and finally started to with Bennett when he was about 3 months old...and we were desperate. I would have to credit the co-sleeping to the fact that I haven't once had that up all night, super groggy, kind of in a daze feeling that usually clouds your life for the first week or so of having a new baby. In fact, I feel like I am more rested since I am not up ALL NIGHT long battling contractions and wondering if "today is the day". Plus, I love breastfeeding and snuggling my baby. So pretty much I am in a heaven-like state right now.

We have much to be thankful for in this amazing new life that God has given us to love.

Our Davis, he's a sweet one.

He has pretty much captivated everyone that meets him. He is all boy but with a softness that will melt your heart. Even his cry is as strong as it is tender.

Big blue eyes, just like his brothers.....but dark hair to start his own trend.

He has long fingers, and the cutest little frog legs.

His brothers are eating him really, really eating him up. He's going to have to get used to not having a bubble or any breathing space.

He's gonna just have to get used to being smothered and kissed and snuggled tightly.

 Because he's so adored.

Thankfully he seems to like it, except when a car was dropped on his head...he wasn't a big fan of that. But got over it quickly when followed up with more snuggles and more loves.

He is changing every day, and seems to be losing his scrunchie-newborn-face all too quickly.

Makes me wish I had the power to freeze these moments, just too hold onto this stage a little longer. For I fear we are in for a whirlwind of a ride, and in two seconds he will be up and off to college.

I suppose that happens quicker when there are three boys under one roof. Fast, everything is fast and loud, and going full speed.

Even time.

So we are having lazy mornings, living in our pajamas (or undies--Cole), and enjoying these moments as much as we can.

Because one day he will be too big to hold in my arms. But I am thankful for this time, for how full my heart is. So I will hold him until my back aches, and stroke his cheeks until he asks me not too.

I still can't believe he is here, and ours. 

Needless to say, we are all very much in love.

Even Bennett. How we have all breathed a sigh of relief over that one.

My boys, God has given us more than we ever imagined. 


  1. Davis is precious!
    The last picture of the three boys is fabulous.
    Miss you all.

    1. Thanks jody! We miss you all so much too!