October 10, 2009

Life as we knew it . . .

Bennett is 2 1/2 weeks old and that's shocking to me. Not because time is passing so quickly . . . it's true that in some ways it is. But it's shocking because it feels like he should be much older than that. It feels like he's always been here. I can't remember a time before Ben was here . . . I can't remember what our schedule was like or how we operated.


I mean, I can remember some of the details, but I can't remember what it felt like. I don't know if that makes any sense at all. I was looking at pictures from August today and it really felt like it was a lifetime ago. It's so crazy.


While I was nursing Ben last night, I was fooling around with my iphone and inadvertently opened my contraction log.


That last contraction was timed in the car as we were pulling into the parking garage. Finding this took my breath away because I was reminded that the pregnancy is done, my labor is over and we've all made this huge leap into this next stage of our lives.

SO, yeah, life is different now. And I'm trying to figure out how it all fits together and what things are supposed to look like. I don't really want to have Bennett on a schedule, but we had fallen into a good "sleep, eat, play" routine and a great bedtime/nighttime routine as well. That has fallen apart in the last 15 hours or so and left us really concerned and confused about what is going on with him. But I'll write more about that later.

For now, just enjoy some of the new pictures I added this week.

5 comments:

heresthediehl said...

love that second pic :)

The Giffen Family said...

I love all the extra pictures on flicker...so adorable!! Your boys (how fun to say) look like they are already becoming buddies :)

adorkable::: said...

I almost cried as I watched the "first month" slideshow. What an amazing family you have. I'm beyond thrilled for you guys.

Erin K. said...

Love the photos!

Emily said...

beautiful picture of your boys! I love that sweater Ben is wearing! I hope the diapering is going ok!