Saturday, November 21, 2009

8 Months (almost)

Those first few weeks after having a baby can be rough. Well, that's how it is for me anyway. It' not all sunshine and rainbows. No new baby high. And no "Oh, my life is complete now" euphoria.

Don't get me wrong. There's this new, precious baby who you have waited 9 months (or in my case 9 & 1/2) to meet. And you already love him more than you ever thought you could. But there also lots of... exhaustion. Your body is trying to recuperate from having just given birth. You are tired and weak. After waking up every 2 to 3 hours, around the clock, you begin to think I-- just-- can't-- do it-- another-- night.

But somehow, you do. The days and nights turn into weeks and the weeks into months. And you begin to see some sunshine through the haze. And what's that you see? It's a tee tiny rainbow.

I remember during the first couple of weeks with Drew. Grant was having a hard time listening to Drew cry. Doing everything in my power to get Drew to stop crying, I told Grant, "It's okay Buddy. He's just learning how to be a baby. He'll be a happier guy in a few more weeks."

It's hard to believe that after 8 short months, this is what you get.

I love it that he thinks Danny and I are the coolest people on the planet and Grant is even cooler. I love it how he likes to play with my hair while he drinks his bottle. I love it how he loves to snuggle and give hugs and kisses (i.e. tasting your face with his tongue). I love it that he's an excellent car rider and an awesome shopper. And I love it that I can lay him in his bed, wide awake, and he will go to sleep with little or no protesting (well, 2 out of 3 times a day anyways).

It's kind of hard to see around here lately with all of the sunshine and rainbows.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Sleep

Something told me a few weeks ago not to spend $25 on that adorable teddy bear costume for Drew. It turns out my intuition paid off. Still not feeling well from his recent ear infection, he ended up sleeping through trick or treating. We managed to get a few good pictures out of him in his skeleton onesie.

Grant, on the other hand, could not be more excited. He was thrilled to hang out with his big cousins Autumn and Peyton. Although, he could hardly keep up with them. As they skated from house to house, he ran after them with his bucket bouncing around, his cape flying behind him and saying-- "Hey, wait for me. My shoes don't have wheels!"

To top off the night, they ended up spending the night with us. Grant was almost as happy as Christmas morning.