My first seven weeks as a momma have been both amazing and hard! There’s a lot of sleep deprivation involved, but I guess that comes with the territory! Brooks has been sleeping in 2 ½ to 3 ½-hour shifts, so I’ve been learning to nap when he naps.
Scott and I love dressing him up in all the cute little outfits he has—sometimes he ends up wearing three different outfits in a day—and blue and green are definitely his colors. He has also loved holding onto our fingers from day 1. He’s so cuddly and curious, and loves to be swaddled. We’re constantly taking pictures, but hey—do you blame us?!
I think that no matter how prepared you are—no matter how many hours you spend researching strollers, stocking up on organic baby food, and decorating the nursery—there’s simply nothing that can prepare you for the feeling that comes with holding your baby for the first time. Preparation is still important of course, but when you stare back at your baby’s little button nose, 10 perfect fingers and 10 perfect, little toes, maternal instinct kicks in and you’ve just got to start going with your gut!
Any other mommas and daddies out there? Let me know what your first few weeks with your new baby were like!
Photos: Gia Canali