I decided to do the 52 project! The goal is that everyone takes a photograph of their child/children once a week, every week, for a whole year. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t ever have enough pictures of our little man! Just capturing the memories and firsts alone is a job itself because something new happens everyday!—but I’m looking forward to being able to look back and see how he’s changed, grown, become cuter, etc.
So here we go—with week 17, we begin (is it illegal to post two?:). In the first picture, you’ll see little boy has been discovering his hands so he either swats his pacifier out of his mouth or somehow holds it in (he loves those things!). Luke will be 6 weeks old tomorrow already. He is alert as ever (bottom photo), discovering patterns, colors, noises, music, stripes, etc. Case in point—those big eyes staring at my flowery iPhone case 🙂
This is all a big smattering of thoughts because I never fully understood what you all meant when you said you had “baby brain.” If I’d only understood, I would’ve bought you breakfast and cleaned your house and not asked you any questions about anything except if you want fries with the burger I will bring you for dinner tomorrow. How long does it last mamas? Is this a forever thing? Baby brain is so real in me right now, but let’s give this post a try anyways!
So yesterday was Luke’s one month birthday.. shocking!! I cannot believe how quickly time passes. A month in my “former” life (Life before little one!) flew by like it was just another month. In his life though, every moment is new—learning about this world he’s just joined and the sleeping, eating, pooping, rocking, sniffling, crying, smiling (yup, he’s smiling!) and what the heck is up with these huge faces staring at him all day 🙂 A month is a very big thing!
I’ve written little letters to Luke about once a week to just document what he did that day or how i’m feeling or what we love about him, etc. I don’t have a typical baby book but I feel like this will do just fine for our little man. I asked James if he had a baby book and he looked at me like a crazy person (I’m sure he did :). I, on the other hand, love mine and have looked through it multiple times since we’ve been home from the hospital, but I suppose letters will do for now.
Which reminds me.. I’m looking forward to writing out what birth looked like for me (for us). I ended up having an emergency c-section and recovery has been extremely different than what I ever expected. I planned for everything (or so I thought) but I didn’t plan for an emergency, much less the c-section. But the part of the plan that was most important is that Luke came into this world healthy, and that was very much the case (thank you lord!). I’ve written it out for myself but would love to share. While I believe that birth is private and personal, I’ve gained so much from all the stories out there (yours, maybe!) and just can’t imagine keeping all of it to myself! Life is truly a miracle and I can’t wait to share that.
Well. Since it would be very un-blogger-mommy of me to neglect a monthly update of our little man, let’s do this thing! I am excited at the prospect of looking back in a year on the many things that happen month-by-month, let alone just the physical changes (yes, we’re waiting on those chubby rolls to develop!!). Happy one month little man, you are our treasure.
we are all recovering well and adjusting to life with luke here at home. of course, we are also barely sleeping (wish i would’ve heeded that advice more vigilantly!) but in our tired stupor, we can’t believe how much joy his life brings us already. can’t wait to share more!
i’ve posted a few pics of luke’s room on instagram but thought i’d some of it all here too. there are many finishing touches i’m still hoping to make, but heck if i’m making another ikea run at this point 🙂 i’ve been drawn to blues, greens, greys, neutrals and natural fibers for the room.. i’m hoping for a large area rug and wall art bring the extra pop i’m craving. we’re looking for a luscious rug (i like this one, this one, this one at the moment).
we’ve also many a picture to hang. i’m still toying around with the wall (above the crib area). i’ve got a few pieces to hang already (some paintings i love love love below by my mom!), but still figuring out what to do with the rest of it. the wall is so huge (huge i say!) and i’ve still got to figure out how i want to shelve/arrange/etc the whole thing. suggestions welcome (right now it’s grey)!