I have started writing this post no fewer than a dozen times. I am slowly getting the hang of getting a few – or one — tasks done throughout the day with Mr. Reeves, but bear with me as we settle into our routine.
On December 10, 2012 at 9:52pm, we welcomed into the world Reeves Joseph Nicholson.
Reeves is named after his great-grandfather, Columbus Reeves, his uncle Jonathon Reeves, and his Grandpa Joe (Joseph).
He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.
We were blessed to have my parents here for Reeves’ birth.
We call this photo, “Grandma had a baby!”
Heading home from the hospital
My dad was with us for the birth and Reeves’ first week home from the hospital, and my mom stayed for another few weeks to help us get settled. In other words, I have not yet experienced true motherhood as the laundry and cooking magically happen without me lifting a finger.
Motherhood is humbling. From the trauma (and drama) of labor, to the post-labor body changes, to feeling like I have two left feet with everything I do.
Motherhood is everything and nothing like I expected. My heart is full. I have hoped for and dreamed of this day for so long. It was a long journey for us to get here and we feel blessed for each moment with this little creature.
Yet, motherhood is also completely terrifying. Just when we think we are getting the hang of things, Reeves throws us for a loop and sends us running for our Baby 411 book (a great resource by the way).
We are slowly learning a few tricks of the trade to sooth our little guy.
Getting things done…the only way
What follows is a photo bomb of Mr. Reeves. I hope to write more comprehensively about our first month as parents. Alas, the little monkey sleeping on my chest is stirring and I must go be a mother. Happily.
Melts my heart when I catch him smiling in his sleep
Not sure about this whole bath thing
Grandma’s got the touch
Our little chunk is up to 10 lbs. 1 oz.
Thank you all for the love and support as we welcomed this little being into the world. We can’t wait to share our adventures as a new family of three…er, four. Can’t forget this guy!