Friday, January 13, 2012

Two weeks old


Severen is two weeks old today. It has been an incredibly challenging and wonderful fourteen days. I haven't cried that much, although I did this morning out of sheer fatigue and frustration. We are still learning how to live with each other - it can be tricky. Most of our moments together are pretty wonderful, though. I spend a lot of time nuzzling his head like a mama bear and smelling his short, puffy little breaths. He has changed so much already . . . more alert (although you wouldn't know it from this photo!), visually more clued in to his surroundings, hungrier, less fragile, etc. I am so proud of him for making it through this first bit of life. He has had to go through more adjustments than me! What a brave little boy. 

19 comments:

Anne said...

This is my favorite shot so far. You are a beautiful pair!

Amanda / Rust Belt Threads said...

awww, what an adorable picture!

Alice said...

So sweet!!! ^____^


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Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

This is just the loveliest photo!

Capricious Traveler said...

so sweet, Duff! Can't wait to watch him grow.

Marguerite said...

Very precious!! Oh my..... just so sweet -- your smelling of his breath!! So true!!

I know with my 3, I was most exhausted at 2 months. They do tend to stretch you to a limit and then acquiesce (as if to say, see, I love YOU, too!) or grow out of whatever it was; or find confidence and trust enough to allow you to rest. I always went with their rhythms rather than trying to impart mine/ours. In the long run, this worked very well for us.

Please use a small pad of paper and write down your little observations with a date and toss each one carelessly into a special box somewhere. Later, you can sift through them and get a second glimpse of all that you loved in his infancy. I didn't do that enough and wish that I had.

and by the way..... Bravo!!!

Ann Geht said...

I love his golden skin, Em! You two are beautiful together.

A Chow Life said...

It is a hard time, no doubt. I shed many tears at the beginning. This little person is a stranger and you will learn to comfort him and learn his wee person language in no time. I'm so happy for you. You both look beautiful! xxoxoxo

Irene :: { Heirloom Attire } :: said...

Aw, you both look beautiful!

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

he's a handsome little lad and am sure he will go through so many changes in the next few months...and years! good job D!

GirlRural.com said...

I'm shocked by how quickly time has flown. His face is absolutely perfect in this photo. What a handsome profile.

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

you are beautiful and i love you and its good to see your face.
thanks for being so honest, that its wonderful and also difficult.

Wild Tea Party said...

This is such a lovely, honest post and such a beautiful photo of you both. Thanks for sharing your little one with us, as well as your experiences Duff.

Emily said...

What a beautiful photo :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am totally going through the same thing! more alert times and definitely hungrier!!

greatest friend said...

(happy) sob!

greatest friend said...

(happy) sob!

steph.kelley said...

THANK YOU for the post and picture! Oh my lord is he handsome. What a beautiful mama you are too. You're right on; I wonder about the poor babes, so used to a nice warm womb and now in a colder, dryer, noisier world — must be rough. I'm sure that in your arms he is as happy as can be. Go mama Duff! You are a trooper too, y'know! xoxoxo

supplyjewelry.com said...

He looks like an angel.

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