Jack and I survived the first week! Hurray! Seriously I feel like it’s an accomplishment – this momma thing is hard work! I’m not complaining though because our baby Jack is healthy, happy, and eating good! A couple of my realizations this week…
- Birth plans are tentative (I will share my birth story soon)
- Jack runs the show now!
- A simple run to Target is not so simple
- My body is unrecognizable to me and healing takes patience
- Breastfeeding hurts and it’s not because his latch is wrong
- Routines and schedules are not an exact science
- Baby smells are one of the best things in life
- Baby cheeks are a close second
- God is good
I could write so many more but those are the ones on the top of my head at the moment – just a glimpse into my personal thoughts as D and I adjust to life as parents. What a wonderful, terrifying, exciting, thrilling, and overwhelming time! Enjoy the photos 🙂
This post gives me the goosebumps! Jack is perfect and I agree with all of the above.
What a cutie!! Congrats to you both! So glad to here you all are doing well!
He is perfect. One of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen!
Oh Kelly, he’s perfect! I get to meet my little boy in six short weeks and looking through these photos has me SO excited for that amazing day. God is good!!!
So sweet. Love your blog. I totally relate the the body image thing. I just had my 3rd baby but the first time I saw myself in a mirror after my 1st child…I some what resembled a gingerbread man well…gingerbread girl shape. ! It was unbelieveable…just swollen no defined waist and well…not me. Anyway..it gets better. The swelling was from IV fluid thankfully..since I didn’t even swell when pregnant this was a shock to me. So hang in there. Drink lots of water…start walking as soon as you feel able and strong. It helps get things moving back in to place. 🙂 It takes awhile to get back to the old you but it can happen. Your baby is precious. Where did you get that sweet hat?
His so so perfect and one of the cutest things ever- enjoy every moment!! Congrats to you and Dustin!
He is so adorable. Looking forward to following along on your journey in motherhood!
He is so ADORABLE 🙂 Congratulations to you and D. I’m glad everyone is doing well. YES!! GOD is sooooo GOOD! Psalm 127:3 😀 Enjoy every minute with baby Jack.
Being a parent is no joke! Give yourself tons of grace 🙂 Jack has the best little lips! Your Target comment made me smile and remember that time in my life so well. Take good care.
He is incredibly adorable. Really, seriously very good-looking for a newborn. 🙂
Such a cutie!!! Enjoy your time with him! Can’t wait to see more pics.
He is honestly one of the cutest newborns ever! Your list of items that you’ve learned so far are so memorable to me. I had many of the same feelings, specifically the target runs, the body image and breastfeeding!I am taking a wild guess from the scrubs that D is wearing, but did you have a c-section? If so, welcome to the club. Aliyah’s c-section was an emergency one and it sure made having her seem even more of a miracle of God. Take care and congrats on such a beautiful baby. You and D, I’m sure are already amazing parents.
adorable! thanks for sharing! he is so cute!
i enjoy your blog so much, but honestly have to say, this is your best post yet! he’s a doll!!! CONGRATS!
It’s all just so precious! Beautiful baby
What a perfect little man! He is so lucky to have you and Dusty as parents 🙂
oh my gosh… he is GORGEOUS! congrats a million times over!!!
such a sweet face! and i love your points. a lot of moms have a hard time admitting that it’s hard along with the good because they feel like they somehow should be superhuman, i know i did. you are a great mom for being so flexible and willing to be honest!!! jack has some pretty great parents! 🙂
oh yes, and the hat = amazing
You are already blogging after the first week of Motherhood AND editing photos?! You are already a super-momma! Thank you for sharing your adorable baby boy with everyone. I love him! Can’t wait to see you guys when you come to visit 🙂 God is good! What a little miracle!
oh he’s so gorgeous! and i stopped at that bear-hat photo. thought to myself “what a cute hat, wonder where she got it?” and then i realized it’s the one i sent. man your kid makes my handknits look good!
Congratulations! What a precious gift! I’m so happy for your little family. Saying a prayer for you.
Precious. I wish you naps, peace of mind and heart and abundant grace. You will be a wonderful mama to Jack 🙂 Congrats!
He’s SO CUTE!!! with his big brown eyes and he’s big squishy cheeks it’s so adorable.
He is seriously adorable! Congratulations to you and your hubby!
CUTEST BABY EVVVEEEERRRR!!! Congrats Kelly! 😉
He has his dad’s eyes!! Oh my gosh sooo adorable
He is so beautiful and adorable! Glad everyone is doing well! Congratulations to you both! The pictures are just wonderful and so artistic. Love love love.
What a cutie! Congrats!!
He is absolutely perfect! Makes me want another one. Congratulations…boys are the best!
Such a beautiful baby boy 🙂 Enjoy, Enjoy … That goes so quick !!
Nadia, Mum of Louis nearly 4 yrs and Scarlett 2 yrs (already)
Kelly, he’s absolutely precious! So glad everything went well. Give yourself plenty of grace! I wish I hadn’t been so unbelievable stressed about getting my son on a perfect routine at first and just enjoyed those first few weeks. Just keep up the good work, go easy on yourself, and Jack will be perfect. And I promise breastfeeding gets easier! You’re doing great!
He is simply perfect, Kelly!! Love the pictures (he’s got such a talented Mommie)!
As my husband and I are waiting patiently (or not) for our first pregnancy, I am VERY interseted in hearing about your experiences/thoughts, the good, the bad AND the ugly!!
Wish Baby Jack was right here so I could nuzzle him a bit!! You’ll have to do it for me! 😉
Many prayers sent your way!
Such an adorable little man! I miss the first week with my little one 🙂
Congratulations! He is adorable. Very cure baby! So happy for you and best of luck and prayers on your new mommydom. God is so good!
Meant “cute” baby. Couldn’t let it go…
Kelly- SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO precious!!! Happy for you and Dusty! 🙂
What a cutie! Congrats.
Your little Jack might possibly be the cutest baby I have ever seen. NO joke! What an incredible blessing…I am full of joy for you!
He is perfection! Have fun soaking your new boy up, mama!
Oh my goodness he is such a cute little peanut!!!
HE is so beautiful!!!
He is precious!! and you are a beautiful Mom!!
Good luck with the breastfeeding, it gets better and it is soooo worth it!