Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baby Love

Dezzy has been here for two weeks. New mommyhood has been a different experience this time around. I am not mired by postpartum insanity or cardiomyopathy nonsense. For the first time I am able to really truly experience what it FEELS like to be a brand new mommy, not just to go through the motions. There is tenderness in the first few weeks of a baby’s life and I am so blessed that I am able to notice it, delight in it, and heck, roll around in it. I missed that the first two times.

Desmond is what I lovingly refer to as a “grouch pouch”. If he is awake—okay, and when he is asleep too—he is usually groaning, grunting, and occasionally roaring like a lion. He has an innate talent for the “stink-eye” and lays it on thick unless he is being fed, snuggled, or brushed. This makes for a very exhausted mommy and daddy, but I get a kick out of my opinionated boy. I am interested to see if this behavior is an actual personality trait or just newborn gas. Only time will tell.

I love snuggling with my warm, gooey little package. I like to rub my face in his hair and breathe in all of his good baby smells. I love holding his potato bug body close to me as he nurses. I love his cute little bum and his round, happy belly. I love his button-nose, his jagged part-line, and his long ticklish toes.

Here’s a few pictures of this past week:








11 comments:

Janssen said...

Oh my word. That boy is ALL yours, isn't he? He just LOOKS like he belongs in your family. Usually newborns are kind of blobs, but not this darling little guy.

Sierra Penrod said...

He's already so grown up. Oh gosh. I need to know him right now!

Jake and Kim said...

he is so so handsome. seriously just so charming! congrats on a beautiful, healthy little bundle of love!!

Katie said...

He is the cutest baby ever! Holy Moly! He also looks like a good mix between his siblings! What a sweetie pie.

Kara said...

He's beautiful! I want to hear more about your birth story! I am so glad that it went better this time around! Hold on to him! I can't believe mine's 8 months, almost time to have another!

jes said...

bethany, i chanced on this post and i just want to tell you that i am crying. i am so happy for you. i know exactly what it is like not to feel that lovely new momness i've never felt. and i'm so so so happy for you that your head is clear and your heart is full. god bless both you and that little boy.

Kristene said...

Love, love, love it, Bethany! I'm so happy to hear that there is "feast" on the other side of that "famine!" And nuzzle your newborn, one more time for me... :)

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Chad Cryer said...

The family has grown! You guys still look fabulous. Please say hello to the family from the Cryers.

Chad Cryer said...

The family has grown! You guys still look fabulous. Please say hello to the family from the Cryers.

تخزين عقش said...

you have nice happy family , good for you