I can't believe that today was my due date...which means I have an 11 day old baby! I really thought he would be late and I would have to force him out on July 18th. Obviously he had plans of his own and I am so glad I got to meet him early.
The last 11 days have been such a learning experience and will continue for the next 18+ years. I could NEVER have survived and remained sane if it weren't for my mom, sisters and husband. I think the hardest part about being a new mom is not knowing part. Mostly, its the not knowing his exact schedule....especially at night. I LOVE schedules and to be in control so this has been a big adjustment. My mom said that God is going to use Anderson to teach me to be flexible and relinquish control.
Anderson is proving to be a pretty good baby but of course has his moments. We are on an every 3 hour feed schedule during the day and he stretches to about 4 hours at night. I am sure that will change since he seems to be going through a growth spurt already. I am still in awe of how much he has changed in 11 days.
We are taking this new journey of parenthood one day at a time. I will probably have my major breakdown once everyone leaves...so stay tuned!
Here are a few of my favorites from the past 11 days (sorry- picture overload):
survived the first night of motherhood
The Moore's came for a visit
A's coming home outfit was WAY too big
First family picture at the house
Uncle Scout & Aunt Scrappy came to visit
Meeting the Pugh's for the first time
He loves sleeping on the boppy
Playtime with Aunt Em
First tummy time
First bath and massage from Nanny
Aunt Bones flew into town to meet A
Nanny, daughters and grandchildren