Surviving the First Week Home

Survival.

That’s what this past week has been all about.

The first week home with a newborn can be a tough adjustment. That part is actually easier than I remember, but maybe it’s because something else has had my attention – this darn sinus infection.

Yes, I have been sick for almost two weeks. I’m feeling a *little* better today (knock on wood) but as my husband lovingly told me as he headed out for work, “That doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon.” Touche.

I’ve had it all – runny nose, stuffy head, nasty cough, sore throat…and it’s just been lingering. I’m sure that has something to do with the fact that I’m getting very interrupted sleep, started breastfeeding and my schedule is all out of whack. I’m doing all I can to combat it, and spent some time yesterday enjoying the Florida sunshine. Ahhh…

My husband has been such a help this past week. He actually didn’t take any time off work, but has certainly been putting in his time after he gets home!

Love him.

Actually, he is the reason I’ve been getting as much sleep as I have. We have a bit of an unusual sleeping arrangement, but it works for us. I’ve been sleeping in our bedroom and he has been sleeping on the couch. Little Miss Athlete has been sleeping out in the family room with him (in her Rock n Play) and he has been taking care of all her needs, unless of course she has to eat in the middle of the night. Then he brings her to me. He is the epitome of a teammate and I can’t imagine how I would have survived this past week without him!

And the Mini Athlete? He’s doing great. He’s still going to school every day which helps me be able to take care of Little Miss Athlete and nap as much as I need to during the day. He is SO cute with her. As soon as he walks in the door, he says, “Baby?” He loves giving her a blanket and just making sure she’s okay.

Could they be any more precious?

Melts my heart.

As tough as being sick has been, I’m reminded every day just how blessed I am. I have two adorable, healthy children and an amazing, selfless husband.

Life is good!

 

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13 Responses to Surviving the First Week Home

  1. Such sweet photos. Seeing siblings together is always precious. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Congrats! Little Miss Athlete is adorable!

  3. Awww, Nate… what a good guy :) We can’t wait to meet Little Miss… hope you feel better soon!!

  4. Em

    It’s so wonderful to see siblings together, and it just gets better as they get older. :)

  5. Nate is amazing! That is so great for you to have such an awesome teammate :)

  6. Welcome the world, little one! What a gorgeous family you have! Little Miss Athlete is beautiful! You are so blessed. Keep that in your heart and mind every day and everything will seem easy. God bless, mama!

    Rest as much as you can and take it easy. xox

  7. Mazel tov! I hadn’t heard the news!
    I suggest taking a lot of little sibling photos. From my experience, our girls love seeing photos and videos of them playing together when they were little. Mine are 14 months apart.

  8. Your children are ADORABLE!!!

    Love your pictures!

  9. That picture of Nate holding the baby and the Swiffer is the sexiest thing ever.

  10. They are too cute!! Congrats! I hope you feel better soon. That has to be tough being sick with a newborn.

  11. She looks so big already. Your really have beautiful children. :)

  12. First, I have to tell you that your kids are the cutest things ever ! Second, in the adorable photo of your husband with the swiffer in one hand and your daughter in the other, I couldn’t help but notice the chairs stacked on top of the table. I had to laugh, because we do the same thing at my house to keep the little one from using the chairs to climb on everything. I assume you did it for the same reason. :-)

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