Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Life as a new mommy...

Zane is 6 weeks old now and grows more and more beautiful every day!! My husband and I fall more in love by the minute and just love to stare at him.  He makes the cutest and funniest faces and the sweetest sounds!  When he's awake he always has this look of pure happiness that just warms my heart!!  Lately he is cooing more and starting to smile. When he is awake he is so bright-eyed and LOVES to look at light and ceiling fans. The car puts him to sleep and a good swaddle comforts him!  Bath time usually relaxes him, and he likes them pretty well as long as you keep him warm (he hates being cold). I just love the smell of a clean baby!!! He hardly ever fusses and cries only when he is hungry.  Sleep is a distant memory but now I think I am getting used to functioning on much less than I used to.  I'm not going to lie, being a new mother is hard but also so's a total life change but I LOVE our life so much more with him in it!! It's starting to get easier now that I have my groove. People tell you that it's challenging and how much your life will change and how unbelievably rewarding it is and you love your child an unmeasurable amount but only until you become a parent can you fully understand how right they are!  One little smile can make you forget a tough day! I wouldn't want our life any other way!!

My husband is a natural!!  He had zero experience with babies, and from the moment Zane was born he took on the role of daddy as if this is what he's been meant to do his whole life!!  I love seeing them together! They look alot alike, Zane has his lips and cheeks and ears.  I could kiss those lips to pieces!!

Zane had his newborn pictures done by a sweet lady Julie at PhotoJewels Photography.  I just got my prints in and I could fill my home up with every single picture!  Here are a few of my favorites!

Being a stay at home mommy is such a gift!!  I get to spend every day with my baby!  I am so blessed to be able to do this!  He is just the sweetest baby, I am honored to be his mommy!!

The Arrival of Zane

Hey there!! Long time, no post!  I have been rather busy trying to settle in to a new life and new routine since the arrival of our baby boy!  The next couple posts will give you a glimpse into the past few weeks and my new role as "mommy"

Let me start from day one. I went in the night before to be induced the next day, no medical reason, we were just ready and my doctor believed Zane was too!  The next morning we got the process started around 8:30am, at first I was progressing slowly and my doctor and nurses told me to get rest that this was probably going to last all night.  Then suddenly it started going really fast!! Within 1 hour I was only halfway there to being complete!  It didn't take long at all for Zane to make his appearance and at 6:42pm he was here and weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces!!

When I first heard his cry, I cried tears of absolute joy!!!!  May 23, 2011 was THE happiest day of my life (other than my wedding day)!

Giving birth to our son was the most wonderful thing I have ever experienced!! I would do it over and over and over again!!

Our very first moments together were precious!! I will cherish the memories and the rush of feelings I felt forever!!!  As soon as he was laid in my arms he fixed his eyes on mine and did not look away.  We sat there gazing into eachothers eyes and taking eachother in for a good while.  The first thing I noticed is that he has my eyes and dimples.  Most of the rest of him is my husband!  He is the most beautiful baby I have ever laid eyes on!!!  I cannot believe he's mine and every time I look at him I am amazed and know I am looking at a miracle!!
Welcome to the world baby boy!  We love you so very much!!!!