Perhaps not surprisingly, it has been exactly three weeks since we last spoke!
To save myself a thousand words, I will give you a picture to illustrate what I have been doing.
|I got out a homemade fudgsicle, and ...|
|Cozy after his bath in a towel from Auntie Jessie|
|I absolutely love this sleep sack by Aiden + Anais,|
a gift to the little cowboy from Grandma H!
|We take walks about every day, and have visited the beach|
a few times - just two blocks from our house - and got some
salt-water on Little Cowboy's toes :)
I'm not supposed to be "exerting" myself too much yet, so I still take it slow. Casual walks and some gentle yoga at home are the only exercises I have participated in yet, and that is actually very challenging for me as my body longs to be "exerted" much more than that!
|This little carrier makes trips to the market easy, and shields him from the sun|
I have ten "bonus" pounds still, but that's okay because according to the midwives, my body was storing up in anticipation of his nursing habit (and at the rate he eats, he'll take all ten pounds by years' end!). I'm burning 400 - 500 calories a day just feeding him! I'm not concerned about working it off - yet. But I do look forward to saying good-bye to the extra baggage!
|This carrier, from Great Auntie Nee, makes life easy when we go for long walks|
|Mr H is in charge of bath time!|
Having an infant, a child, our own precious boy, is every inch the joy I hoped it would be. But it is more than that.
It is a thing beyond words.