June 22, 2009

The Past Two Weeks

Since Charlie is two weeks old today, I thought I'd dedicate a post to the many changes he's brought to our household.

But first, here are some of my favorite pictures from the week. (These aren't perfect; the sleep deprivation must be really getting to me)

1) We spend entirely too much time talking about pee, poo, and spit-up.

2) We do multiple loads of laundry every day. Not just Charlie's, but ours as well.

3) It's not uncommon to find baby blankets, baby socks, and burp cloths somewhere in the folds of the blanket on our bed.

4) I rarely fix my hair or put on makeup anymore.

5) We live our life in two to three hour increments (from one feeding to the next).

6) Charlie's room has been turned into a pumping station/media room where I go to pump breast milk for him while watching old episodes of The Practice on hulu.

7) We don't bother with real plates or cups anymore. Paper plates and plastic cups all the way, baby!

8) We are not surprised when we look down and see spit-up on our clothes. As a matter of fact, I have used my own clothes to wipe up Charlie's messes on more than one occasion.

9) We wake up multiple times a night to make sure he's still breathing.

10) We are unable to leave him alone in a room while sleeping for any period of time longer than a few minutes.

11) It takes a whole lot of effort to get out of the house now. And I mean a lot.

12) It is not uncommon for Roy and I to be up at 4:00 AM having a heart-to-heart conversation.

13) We skip meals. We had only had donuts today when my sister-in-law and her husband stopped by to see if we wanted them to pick up dinner for us. We probably would have gone without if they hadn't come by. (Truthfully, my appetite is really lacking these days.)

Pretty much everything has changed. It's true when people tell you that a baby changes everything. While some of the changes have been challenging, I wouldn't want anything to be different.

I didn't have a chance to write a Father's Day post yesterday, so I thought I'd say a few words about it today. Roy really is some kind of Superdad. He's managed to take care of both Charlie and me while operating on little to no sleep. I always knew he would be a great father, but I had no idea how good. I feel so lucky to be sharing this life with him.

Happy belated Father's Day, Roy! And happy two week birthday, Charlie!


Nanette said...

LOVE the photos, especially the wild hair one!

Second, I totally remember your list. Some of it has reverted back to "normal" but so much of it is part of our new "normal." I wish my appetite was still gone, though. ;) It's baaaaack....

Angie Eats Peace said...

I love the pictures of him with his eyes open.

Happy Father's Day to Roy! He really does seem like a truly exceptional father.

Ashley said...

Wow, in the third picture he really looks like Roy! He's a darling little guy.

Brenda said...

Cute! Happy Belated Father's Day to Roy. I love the picture of Roy feeding Charlie--just awesome :)

dapotato said...

happy father's day to roy!

love the photos. he totally has your chin/lips.

inflammatory writ said...

He is SO CUTE. The red hair is KILLING me. I love that you brought another ginger kid into the world. He looks like you, but he looks like Roy too. I hope that you are feeling better from your ordeal and enjoying him. <3

phairhead said...

OK, I'm concerned. Good nutrition is most beneficial when breast feeding. Don't make me come across country w/ ravioli!

cowboyboot lady said...

He really is so cute! I love the wild hair photo too! Glad to hear you guys are doing well! Tired, but well! :)

A said...

I love, love, love the picture with the crazy hair! Les, he is just a darling little boy! Good job

Happy belated Father's Day to Roy. He sounds like an amazing man!

Jessica said...

LOVE that wild hair pic! He's a doll.

Anonymous said...

I love the black and white photo, little Charlie looks so content and peaceful, and he has a little smile going on there. He's so adorable!

Crazy Daisy said...

These photos are adorable! I just LOVE the close up one with his hair all over the place!

amber said...

I love the photo gallery post. More please. :)