Saturday, July 14, 2012

my five guys

Tomorrow, our little Greyson will be one week old. Hard to believe it's already been that long. My Mom and Nanny, who have been here since last Saturday morning headed back to Oklahoma today. I so wish they could have stayed longer. It was a tough, teary good bye. Especially since Brennen clung to my Mom like his life depended on her. They became great buddies this week.

Baby Greyson had his first car ride yesterday. I was wanting to get out of the house for a bit, so I went with Mom and Nanny to Target and the grocery store. He slept the entire time we were out except when I made him wake up to eat lunch.

Today was the first day he hasn't nursed around the clock. He slept a lot. Which concerns me somewhat. I hope he sleeps well tonight. My nights so far have blurred together because he has only wanted to be right up against me, skin to skin most times. So that has resulted in letting the Sweet sleep on my chest while I'm in a semi-upright position. I don't really mind, these days are ever fleeting.

I piled my dudes on the couch today for a photo of them all. Jonyn, who absolutely adores Greyson, asked to hold him right away.

I asked them to all look at Greyson. B obviously thought that meant move and get a better view. The sitting still doesn't last long with that one. imagine. Still, I love how they are all interacting with him in some way. Babies are so squishy-faced when they're this little. I adore that.

He even let me get a few photos of his face all calm today. He's so precious. And definitely a Chambers kid. I could stare at him all the time. Those lips. His furrowed brow. That sweet nose. And those squishy cheeks. He's just perfect.

I also adore baby night gowns. Pretty sure all my kids lived in them for a while. And why not? It means I don't have to worry about snapping anything back in the middle of the night when I'm half delirious from the lack of sleep. Convenient for daytime too seeing as how I have 84 kids already and most things require rushing through it in order to chase down another kid.

Tomorrow we go to church for the first time as a family of seven. Seven. whoa. The last few weeks I was there, I got a lot of "you still haven't had that baby?" So it'll be different this time. And last week is the only week I've missed since, you know, I had a baby that day and all. And, by the way, I am still completely in awe of the whole birthing experience. Who knew women's bodies were so powerful... if only we'd just let them be so more often.

Either way, I am in love with our new baby. Our new boy who just rounds out our family so nicely. We are complete. I feel it in the depths of my heart. I love that feeling. Sure, you can say no more kids, but feeling it is so different. I feel peace about our family size. It's perfect. And perfectly whole.

{note: I think I need to calibrate my monitor. sorry if the images appear wonky, but thanks for understanding!}

1 comment:

  1. Those photos of all of them together, okay... I don't even know them but their personalities just shine through. Great captures Brooke!


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