Aside from the fact that there’s a cute little newborn running our lives these days, today felt almost completely like a normal, Kehrer family kind of Saturday. It was, of course, infused with a little extra in the way of scheduling challenges, and also with a lot of extra sweet moments with Henry. We are learning to be a family in an entirely new way.
Compared to last Saturday, today felt like a total victory to me. We did sleep in a bit, but we weren’t confined to the house for hour by hour feedings. Instead, Henry woke up around 7:30, having given me a nice, 3.5 hour stretch of sleep. He ate, and then (I know, I know) against all parenting wisdom, I let him curl up next to me on my pillow in our bed. He is such a little bug! He LOVES sleeping on his side (which he can really only do with a little help just yet), so I held him next to me and we dozed in and out for the next two hours…absolute mommy bliss in my book! We have such a cuddler on our hands, and I couldn’t enjoy it more.
From there, we resumed “normal Saturday” routine. Dad and I took turns getting ready while the other took care of the little man, Henry got a bath (also a mommy favorite), and then we ventured downtown for coffee and a bagel, the Farmer’s Market, and a nice walk down 8th Street in between. The weather could have been warmer (or sunnier for that matter), but it was still lovely to be out and about together. Henry slept like a dream the whole time.
Back at home, we ate lunch, I fed Henry, and then he and I snoozed on the couch for the better part of 3 hours while Jason cut the grass and relaxed. Tummy time naps are growing more and more common around here (thanks to the Boppy, which allows us to cuddle up safely with the kiddo). When we woke up, it was dinnertime for everyone. From there, we fulfilled our Memorial Day weekend obligation and bundled Henry up in the car seat for a trip to Captain Sundae, which we enjoyed from our favorite ice cream eating spot at a local park while Henry slept like…well, a baby. And now we’re back at home wrapping up the evening. I’m excited to tuck into bed tonight after one more feeding, and looking forward to church and a BBQ with friends tomorrow. What a difference a week makes, hmmm!?!
In other news, I’ve been trying to keep photos of Henry coming, but some days, I’m just too busy admiring him (ok, and changing diapers) to take very many. I’ve stock piled from yesterday and today though, and with J home, it’s a bit easier to find great photo ops. Here are few shining (and one not so shining:) Henry moments from the past few days:
Over ice cream tonight, I asked Jason, “Hey? Do you remember that one time, when we had a baby and our lives changed forever?” Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Wouldn’t trade if for the world.
loving the weekend,