Sunday, 28 August 2011

We Get To Carry Each Other Carry Each Other One

Grady turned one month old on Friday. It seems like just yesterday he was born but at the same time I feel like he's always been here. The hours are long but the days are flying by.

The physical recovery was something I was prepared for and it turned out to be much easier than I expected. What I wasn't expecting was how long it would take me to recover emotionally. Not just from the hormones or the intense feelings of becoming a mom and being responsible for this tiny, helpless baby, but also from a birth experience that left me feeling helpless.

I think the hardest part is not feeling like me anymore. I will never be the same person as I was before Grady was born. And that's not a bad thing. It's just been difficult to figure out how to be good for him when I don't even know who I am.

I wake up to this face every day, though, so life is definitely good.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

You're Only The Best I Ever Had

Dear Shawn,

Three years ago we did this:

Nine days ago we did this:

It just keeps getting better and better.

Love you, dude.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

You're What's Happenin' Baby

It took a while but he's here. All 8lbs 6.5 ounces of him.

Grady Shawn arrived on July 26th at 1:07am (the exact time of his cousin's birth, just 23 days later.)

More details to follow, just as soon as I can tear myself away from these chubby cheeks.