Newborn Days: Thankfulness

Our Lil’ Man (permanent nick-name pending parental inspiration. Ideas and suggestions welcome!) is ten days old today. It is already hard to remember what life was like before his arrival. We are officially head over heels in love with this precious, easy going, sweet boy.

Caleb Smiling at 4 days old

Caleb Smiling at 4 days old

DaMan and I are constantly marveling at how different he is in personality already to the Doodlebug. Amazing to see how totally individualistic every baby is from birth.

In anticipation of Thanksgiving coming up in what seems like a very few days any posts that I manage to get written inbetween nursing sessions, baby cuddles and trying to restore some semblance of a new normal routine to our lives post baby shall have a theme of Thankfulness. There are so many aspects of our lives right now that fill my heart to overflowing with gratefulness.

Today I am thankful for a healthy baby born at a healthy weight despite the thyroid probems that plagued me through the pregnancy. There were so many complications he was vulnerable to that God graciously protected him from.

Looking up at Daddy at 1 week old

Looking up at Daddy at 1 week old

I am thankful for hours of sleep at a time even though he’s still very much a newborn. Who knew that some newborns sleep for several hours at a time, at NIGHT even??? Been blissfully wonderful to experience.

Sleepy eyes at 1 week old

Sleepy eyes at 1 week old

I am so thankful for a precious 4 year old big sister who bends over backwards to help with her little brother. She happily fetches water for me a dozen times a day. Runs errands all over the house for me and offers helpful suggests for her little brother. Lil’ Man is lucky to have the Doodlebug looking out for him. She’s already fiercely protective of his best interests. That she has a sibling to be part of her life has caused tears to fill my eyes more than once. There have been times that I’ve wondered if she was destined to be an only child and my heart is filled with joy that she has a sibling to share her growing up years with.

Doodlebug and Lil' Man after they met for the first time

Doodlebug and Lil' Man after they met for the first time

5 thoughts on “Newborn Days: Thankfulness

  1. Just was reading that you were pregnant in the last catalog. So happy for you.I am a grandma (they call me Abiga from when my first grandy was learning to talk). Blessings on your family!

  2. WOW!!! He is so sweet! Congratulations! “Sissy” looks like she is so in love with him, too. Enjoy every moment… next thing you know they’ll be getting married! LOL ~~Customer & Fan in Iowa

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