"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

09 March 2011

Good Things

I can't believe we're in our third week with Brennan in our lives, or that Nich and I have been parents for 16 days. At times, it seems as though he has always been here, and then there are the moments where I look around my house and wonder why we have so much more stuff ... and we didn't even register for/get half the stuff on the so-called "necessary" lists.

I decided that I needed to write down a few of favorite things from the past two and a half weeks so I don't forget them.

- I marvel at the fact that I can have the laptop on my lap right now, with no belly in the way.
- I love how Brennan holds on to my thumb while he's nursing.
- I love that I've been able to take a shower and get dressed every day since we've been home from the hospital.
- I love how curious he is as his big eyes move around, taking things in.
- He has a cute little scowl he wears sometimes and he gets little wrinkles on his forehead. I call him "little professor" when he does this. In fact, all his crazy facial expressions make us laugh.
- Nich has given me foot rubs almost every night.
- Brennan nuzzles into my neck after I burp him, and it's the sweetest feeling in the world.
- I love how soft, soft, soft he is.
- I love that he has his sweet, baby smell, even after days of not being bathed. Too bad we can't all be like that.
- I've really liked being back in my OWN clothes, especially since I was fully prepared for it to take me 6 weeks to 9 months (according to various sources) to get back into them. I am still extremely grateful to all the friends who lent me maternity clothes. I also have a newly discovered appreciation for stretchy-neck tops, because I don't like to hoist my shirt up to breastfeed, even with my handy Udder Cover.
- It's pretty incredible that I eat like a trucker and still lose weight.
- It's sad and funny that Brennan's cry sounds like "la la la" and Nich sings along with him.
- Brennan doesn't cry or fuss very much.
- Having friends who make us meals, shovel our driveway, run errands, and vacuum for us has been an unforeseen blessing for which I can't express enough thanks.
- Nursing has not been at all a nightmare, like some warned me. In fact, the only time I have wished I could just start pumping NOW is at three in the morning when I just want to sleep. :~)
- Nich is an amazing husband and an incredible daddy. I love him more each day.
- Despite Nich and I being sick, sick, sick the past few days, Brennan (and my mom) have stayed healthy. 

I'm sure I could think of more things to add, but I have to take a shower while he's snoozin'.

1 comment:

  1. love this list. so happy for you guys. and it was great catching up with you. be blessed and make memories every single day.