Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My How Life Has Changed.

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.

7 comments:

Mrs. C. said...

I really love this post. I'm due one month from tomorrow with my first baby, and I'm starting to get nervous about the upcoming changes. Will I be a good mom? Will I survive the up-all night feedings? Will I adjust to life that is not about me anymore? But your post reminded me about why I can't wait for this little one to get here. :)

MommyMandy Musings said...

Love this!

Anastasia said...

You're awesome!! Keep being awesome!

Eve said...

Love this! It's the same over here! If Pax wakes up at night I always bring him in to bed with me to nurse and then Jade comes to snuggle too. It's the best!! I love it when the whole fam is all together like that.

Jillian said...

Love this post, Pam! My little guy is 2.5, and I so clearly remember those nights I felt like I was "breaking the rules", bringing him in our bed to nurse. I loved the extra snuggles, and the comfort he got from being close! And our lab, Otto, was always at the foot of the bed, too! Now that we're expecting twin boys, I may have to reconsider where I put them during middle of the night feedings... me + my husband + Otto + twins could get a little nutty :)

Stefanie said...

so stinking sweet.

Tiffany said...

I love this!