life with a newborn
These past six weeks have been the most beautiful days of my life. I am living the dream that I wish would never end. I won’t be lying if I told you that every morning is like waking up to the day of Christmas. The greatest gifts are right beside me. My husband makes sure we are warm and cozy. I make sure we’re fed and happy. Josie’s daily task is to remind us of how special and blessed we are today. She also makes our “baby talk” seem normal since we actually have a baby now.
I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mother. This gives me the chance to feel more relaxed as I care for our little darling. After my husband leaves for work, our quality mother-daughter time begins. While staying at home, I can focus on spending time with Josie while maintaining a clean home with hot food on the stove.
These past six weeks have also been my most tiresome ones. How can I complain when I get this beautiful, little miracle in exchange? Every hour of my lost sleep is worth every second with her because my reality is better than my dreams. Luckily, I am slowly catching up on my sleep now. While Josie was a newborn, I woke up every 2-3 hours to feed her. On her one month birthday, she celebrated by sleeping for 6 hours without feeding. Last night, Josie slept for 8 hours without waking up. The blessings keep stacking up. Oh and by the way, the key is to keep her up during the day as long as possible and make her naps seem different than her nights rest. This is a whole different topic and I can cover it another time if you’d like me to.
To introduce you to Josephine Yael, she is one of the quieter ones. People were telling us that babies cry a lot when they’re being demanding. Not in our situation. At times, we had to go check up on her to make sure that she is breathing. Throughout the weeks, this shy and peaceful girl is making efforts to get noticed. It’s almost like she’s trying her best to fit into the family. At week 2 of her life, she was already supporting the pacifier with her own hands. At week 3, her cries started becoming louder. They’re louder, but still sound so sweet. At week 4, she began to hold her head for several seconds at a time. Today, she tries standing on her feet as she discovers and learns her surroundings. Taking photos is probably her favorite part of growing up. She looks straight at the camera while looking cute. If papa or mama are in the same room as her, she expects one of us to hold her tight. Obviously, she deserves all of the attention in the world.
Josie plays a huge role in making parenthood “so far so good & easy.” But it’s the little things in partnership that makes the big things so easy. Teddy makes an incredible husband and father. He is irreplaceable for Josie and I. Always going an extra mile for his girls, he is one of a kind❤️