The first week was spent in the hospital. It was tough but we managed. The pain meds for the kidney stones and the c-section made it hard to stay awake but I pulled through. But holding our precious child, looking into his eyes, hearing his cry, it made everything so worth it, yes, even the kidney stones.
The second week I was scheduled for a stone surgery but it was canceled thanks to a wonderful UTI. That allowed me time to go home and enjoy my precious gift. Week two was spent feeding, changing LOTS of diapers, swinging in the swing, and trying to keep a little one awake during the day. Talk about a need for newborn clothing. If I have learned one thing, it is that I will forever buy one newborn outfit for baby showers going forward. Nolan had nothing to wear the first few weeks because everything in his drawers and closet was WAYYYY too big.
This week has gone by so quick. I had surgery on Monday and it took all day Tuesday to recover. Staying home with a baby by yourself when you still have so much medicine in you is not fun. We slept most of the day. My stent came out today, which is great and we have made much success in joining a church and scheduling Nolan's baptism.
I spend most days feeding, changing, entertaining, and repeating but I enjoy all of it. I enjoy looking at the most precious face, listening to the little noises that are made, and most of all I enjoy being his Mommy!
Here are just a few photos from the past three weeks: