Sunday, September 26, 2010

2 Weeks

Today marks 2 weeks since our Son's birth and he has certainly changed our lives! Scott remarked on that fact this morning and he mentioned how one of those changes is that we're less lazy. And it's true, we don't have time for laziness, we have to take advantage of any extra moments we get. I am finally starting to do more. I'm still being careful about lifting anything that weighs more than Andrew and I still have to be extra careful when going up or down stairs, but it is nice to be able to move around more and do more! This morning I made us breakfast with Andrew in the sling. I am already discovering just how much I love my sling, it's awesome!

I am so in love with my little family! God is so good! When I was in labor, God met me out in our driveway. I had been just trying to endure labor, and I was trying to do it on my own. But when it got to the point of things really needing to get moving, all I could do was turn to God, and He met me and carried me further than I knew I could go. God is good!
Here is Scott and Andrew earlier this week (I must admit, I've never taken my camera out so frequently in 2 weeks as I have, these last 2 weeks).

Let's see, what are some of our achievements over the last 2 weeks? Well, I tried a cloth diaper yesterday. Of course, not long after was when Andrew decided to "mess" and seeing as I haven't quite gotten the hang of just how to properly put the cloth diapers on yet, let's just say, it was pretty disgusting as not only did I have to clean off the diaper in the toilet, but his blanket as well. Needless to say, I decided to do a load of wash right then! I am not giving up on Cloth diapers yet, but I am going to be a little more careful about how I put them on. Also, Andrew is finally wearing clothes. As you can see in the pictures in this post, he has only been wearing receiving blankets since he's been born. Mostly due to the fact that he got a rash 2 days after he was born, and the more air (less coverage) he got, the better it got. His rash is not completely gone yet, but it is so much better now.

Here he is, trying out his swing! He seemed to be entranced by the fact that as he moved, the back leg stayed. :)

Saturday, after breakfast, Andrew and I went out on the deck to get some fresh air.
Until today I had not been anywhere in 2 1/2 weeks since I was sick before I went into labor and then I wasn't allowed to leave the house for 2 weeks. So, today, in honor of Andrew being 2 weeks old, we took a ride to my parents' house and watched a couple episodes of Chopped (a cooking show that we enjoy). Oh, how I love fall! Driving along, with the windows open, was so refreshing!
Andrew's first car ride. He did very well. :)

I am working on straightening my house and getting things back in order seeing as I've been sort of "out of commition" for the past 2 weeks. So now I'm taking every few moments I get to do something. Tomorrow, some very special friends (from the Seven Sisters blog) are coming and I am so excited about their visit!!!!! You may remember when we visited them on our book tour, we had so much fun, and hopefully they'll have as much fun visiting us. :)

Well, *someone* is trying to get my attention, I think he wants to eat (again!). This little boy eats more than I thought possible. I mean, I knew he'd eat this frequently, but I just didn't fully understand what that meant. :)


NC Godaires said...

Cannot wait to meet my newest great nephew, Andrew. He is so beautiful and precious. I know you are enjoying each breath he takes. Glad you were able to get out a little and glad you are recovering well. Keep the updates coming, we love to read them and see pics. Blessings to you all... Great Aunt Lori

PS- Give Andrew kisses from the Godaires

Fair Maiden said...

Thanks! :) I will definitely give him kisses from you! :)

brightlight08 said...

He's so cute! And so attentive! You look great, Kelley! Tell everyone we said "Hi."

xoxo to Andrew :-)

Anonymous said...

Loved reading your new post, Kelley! The minute I left last week, I was wanting to come back. I really enjoyed holding Andrew and I'm glad I was able to help you. Hope to see you again, soon. :)


Sister said...

Oh my goodness Kelley those picture of him are so cute I'm so happy that we're back because now I can see Andrew more hahaha:) I love you and hope all is well:)

Love Bekah

Fair Maiden said...

Thank you, KallyLyn and HW! :)

I'm glad you're back too, Bekah! :)

Shayna said...

Oh goodness, I love seeing the pictures of little Andrew with his eyes open. So cute!!! I wish we were only a few miles apart so that I could come over and meet him in person!! I hope you had a fabulous time with your visitors!! :)

Fair Maiden said...

Oh, I wish we lived only a few miles apart too, Shayna! We had a great visit with our friends! Lots of pictures coming!