I know, I know, I have barely shown my face around here lately. The first two months of Gavin's life have flown by and we have been busy traveling, visiting family, joining Stroller Strides, and doing our best to get back to taking care of the house and getting a little cooking done in the kitchen! I have lots to share now that my favorite season has begun, including my big 30th birthday, which just happens to be this Sunday. Hello, Birthday Week!
I wanted to sit down today and document just a tiny piece of our new life and what it looks like these days. I am by no means a pro, but at just two months into motherhood, Gavin and I have hit our stride, and I am feeling more comfortable and confidant than ever.
Remember when I talked about how we ended up with a dog in our bed? Well, now our bed is even more crowded. Gavin is sleeping in his own room every night, but when he wakes up for a feeding (typically between 2-4AM), I bring him into our bed, because I'm most comfortable nursing him there. At about this same time, Riley realizes that the little man is awake and in our room, and she decides she doesn't want to miss out on the middle of the night snuggle session.
So, picture me every night, a sleeping husband on my right, nursing baby on my belly, and a 65 pound black lab at my feet. Sure, it makes for warmer temps and mild bouts of claustrophobia some nights, but it's those nights where I realize how full of love our home is already. This home that B and I created together has become more than just a comfortable roof over our heads. It is now the home where we first became parents, where we experienced the roller coaster of the newborn days, and where we come home every day in anticipation of the few short hours we get all together as a family each evening. All of the sudden, the four walls of our bedroom have become the container for life's little moments, and they're already bursting at the seams with the love in my heart for each of those bodies that jump into our bed each night.
I love this place.