Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thoughts From The First 6 Days...{Try New Adventures Thursday!}

I was hoping to post the birth story today, but wow! It's hard to get 2 seconds together where I'm not taking care of some basic need. I'll post it soon! In the meantime, these are some of my initial thoughts since being home with both kids...


Having the four of us home feels so cozy and right. There's more of a family feeling, more teamwork, more hugs and kisses. Less sleep, but more heart-bursting moments. It only takes a matter of seconds for the house to look like something exploded, but the busy-ness is pleasant.

My mom is an amazing, mind-reading post-baby helper. When she's at my house, it's like having an extension of myself around. She does all the things that I would do if I could do them. And now my sister is here, and she's been an angel auntie...playing with Squish while I feed the snuggle-y ball of a baby. And washing the dishes. And doing the laundry. Our family is wonderful. And my husband? He's off-the-charts incredible.

Smothered with love...
There's a lot to coordinate! This is one of the 1st things that struck me upon arriving at home. Naptimes, meal times, bedtimes, grocery store and doctor's office trips (especially since I can't currently drive), and my husband's bizarre ER rotation schedule (which changes almost daily). And laundry, because...

The laundry is taking over! The amount of body fluids in this house has dramatically increased in the last week. Just sayin'.


Taking it easy is not my forte. This is no shocker. I keep having to remind myself to lessen my pace, to reserve energy, to take naps. Mostly because I'm so ready to dive in and be engaged with everything (I'm excited about this adventure!). But this is a season to slow down and let go of the unnecessary.


I am so happy to not be pregnant. It's so wonderful to be on the other side! My bed is 10 times more comfy, I can set the baby down when needed, I can see the bones in my feet again. I can eat sushi! And surprisingly, I feel like I have more energy. Bizarre, but wonderful.

My cup is overflowing. What a glorious way to start a new year...

Link your Thursday adventures up below. :)



  1. Love, love, loooove the recap...and the pictures. Just adorable! I'm right there with you (especially the glad to NOT be preggo). xoxoxo

  2. I was thinking of you this week. Congratulations! Your snuggle-bug is so precious!

  3. Alicia, your family is beautiful! I love those photos...especially the one of the brothers together :) Praying you all get lots of rest and continued joy! :)

  4. These pictures are just wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

  5. That last picture is Uhmazing. Maybe I'll come visit in January some time? Let's plan something...

  6. Enjoy those snuggly moments even in the midst of the laundry, poopy diapers, and crying (the baby's and yours).

  7. heart bursting off the charts. love your family!

  8. Adding a child is a wonderful adventure indeed! Our next one is coming soon, and I love your perspective on it all! Your heart seems to be overflowing with thankfulness and love, reminding me of Colossians 2:2 and 7.

    I'm glad you are doing well and that you have people to help in these early days and weeks. Blessings to you all.


  9. Beautiful family! Blessings to you in the New Year. :)

  10. congratulations!!! beautiful baby and he looks amazingly like squishy!!

  11. I'm a bit of a strange person, I don't always find newborns very attractive. I must say though, your baby is ADORABLE!! That picture of him in both of your hands is so precious there aren't even words. I wish you the happiest days ahead with him!

  12. So beautiful! What a wonderful family! My baby girl is over a month old now and still no birth story written, so don't feel bad!

  13. Those photos are very sweet! Elliot is adorable as you all are, congratulations and enjoy this sweet time!


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