So, it turns out that taking care of a baby is as busy as they all say it is even though all you seem to be doing is feeding it, changing its diaper, and trying to get it to sleep so you can get some sleep too. When the day is over, I often try to sum up everything that I've done, and I often can't think of much else. Little to no housework, minimal cooking, and laundry get sprinkled in there too. I think laundry is the one chore that I have been really keeping up with, mostly out of necessity. When you only have a few nursing bras, and find yourself leaking milk on a daily basis (oh, the things they don't tell you when you're pregnant), you get pretty good at doing a load here and there. Jamie, being the wonderful hubby that he is, looks after cleaning the kitty litter, vacuuming (I have allergies), mowing the lawn and tending to the garden, and taking out the trash. He even changes pretty much all of Andrew's diapers when he's home. What a guy :)
And before you know it, 4 months goes by. Yikes. How did we go from this:
Given that I used to work in research, I am simply not used to so much change so quickly. It boggles my mind sometimes.
While I finally have some craft related stuff to write about, I think I'm going to save it for another post. Some of the photos we've been taking are just too much fun not to share.
This was one of the first smiles we caught on camera when he was about 1.5 months old.
Since then, he hasn't stopped smiling.
Well, sometimes he stops smiling...
Things can get messy...
Things can be unexpected and puzzling...
And things can be incredibly heartwarming...
All in all, I think our little family is doing just fine so far.
We'll keep working on it; the ultimate WIP.