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!