I'm constantly overjoyed and often overwhelmed by this responsibility God has granted me in caring for our amazing little boy nearly 24-7 (don't worry, someone is always taking care of him, but a girl has to get a break every once in awhile). I'm also fully aware of how truly blessed Jeff and I are to have such dear family and friends who have been more than generous with their time and energy helping us raise our son- thank you! It does take a village and I feel confident Wesley will know he is loved by many.
To all those ladies who have yet to have their first born...I'd say savor the time you have with your husband, but realistically you can't even begin to know how to do that until all of your attention seems to be focused on your small child and all you seem to talk about are dirty diapers, sleeping habits, and how much/often they eat. BUT I will say that now that we're 14 weeks in we're finally over the hump! I feel like a normal human being again (despite the plugged ducts, lingering baby weight and psoriasis I was recently diagnosed with). Wes has a more consistent sleeping schedule and Jeff and I are able to spend more quality time together. It also doesn't hurt that I'm now showering on a regular basis. There is hope!
I sure do love our little family.
(As I type this Jeff is upstairs with Wes and the baby monitor is still on...he's singing "the itsy bitsy spider" and asking Wes, in a sing-song voice, if he likes it and then answers for him, "yeah, that's fun!"- a baby does wonderful things to Daddys)