the new year is off to a wonderful start! it’s definitely been a slow beginning for me with baby conrad here, but it’s nice to slow down a little as we get adjusted to life with our newborn. i’ve mostly been bra-less, and often covered in either breastmilk or spit up, but conrad and i have successfully gotten out of the apartment a few times to the playground or a restaurant or a walk with the family. fresh air is like my best friend right now, so i’m trying hard to get out more.
i can’t believe it’s been a little over 3 weeks since conrad arrived! he already looks huge to me, not like a newborn. he really likes his milk so there is this prominent double chin thing happening and i can’t get enough of the rolls of wrinkles around his neck or elbows and knees. he’s growing and changing a lot. it’s one of those things that is far more bitter than sweet for me. i just wish the first weeks with a baby didn’t fly by as fast as they always do. i remember feeling this way with eleanor and samson as well. it’s like this fast blur of nursing and spit up and diaper changes and hand washing and grateful prayers and tiny kisses and joyful tears all while you’re trying to nurse your own body back to health from giving birth and then before you know it your newborn is sitting up or running around and suddenly a full blown talking toddler! it’s just a lot for me to process when i’m so hormonal.
other huge milestones that have been happening around here include eleanor’s first sunday as a sunbeam! meaning she is officially in primary at our church for sunday school and no longer in nursery! (and side note, this is what i’m talking about. it feels like just yesterday i was meeting her for the first time at the hospital and now she’s a sunbeam turning 4 next month?! this is what i’m talking about, you guys.) samson has been carrying his tiny guitar everywhere lately serenading his baby brother (see a video here) and today new york city received a soft white blanket of beautiful snow! it’s still snowing out right now actually, but i’ve only witnessed it from my window because it’s crazy cold and i still don’t have a bra on and a newborn is a nice excuse to stay inside and do nothing but cuddle him. also, parm has finally arrived on the upper west side and we’re pretty stoked about having our favorite chicken parm sandwich in our neighborhood. so life is good. 2015 is great. even just on day 6… looking forward to the rest of it.