Sunday, March 29

My favorite photos of this week:

My Mom laughing because Dustins pants are almost as tall as she is.

Mid-sneeze kisses from Mom
Rockin' the hawk 
This is Conrad's "I'm too good for this photo shoot" face
Conrad wasn't feelin the first bath. You can't help but laugh...

Daddy sucking on Conrads hands
"God he's beautiful" is what i hear his Dad say most often
Conrad's pretty happy after he eats.

This week has been really rewarding and really challenging. Giving birth and caring for a new baby have been the hardest things Ive ever done in my whole life, yet have made me the happiest. I've cried this week from being over joyed, and I've cried just looking at him, or from exhaustion, or from  being overwhelmed or just from looking at him and praising God. It has been an emotional week. It's amazing, I never thought I could be in love with someone as much as I'm in love with Dusitn....It hurts to love Conrad as much as I do. I love him more than I could have imagined. It's terrifying and wonderful and makes me so happy all at the same time.

My Mom has been with me for the first three days and stayed the night for one. She did our laundry, cooked me meals, cleaned my house & helped me breast feed at 2 am when Conrad doesn't want to cooperate and I can't get him to latch, he's hungry and crying, and I'm crying because I wish I could satisfy him  quickly....she's been a big help! (breast feeding  is super hard, and my husband encourages me by saying "If breast feeding were easy, everyone would do it!") We've gotten a schedge down a little bit, of 3 hour naps and feeding, changing, 2 oz of breast milk, and putting him to sleep again. Since Conrad wasn't given a Binky at birth, he refuses to take one because we put it in his mouth, and he realizes theres no milk coming out and freaks out. It's kind of funny to watch, but also sad. My parents came over yesterday to watch the baby so Dustin and I could get out of the house for an hour, but we decided that sleep and cuddling were better than fresh air. It's funny the things you take for granted when you have a new baby. 
Next week, i will be focusing on learning how to get out of the house more with a baby and working on the schedule. 

Thanks for coming to see me at the hospital or bringing me toilet paper (Morgan) and food (Matt & Vicki) or praying for us....or answering text messages at 2 am (Vicki) or coming to the hospital 3 times to see me and bring my husband breakfast and magazines and cute baby outfits (Sofia) and for sending me cute hand made things for Conrads room, an owl made of bible pages (Sarah & Cj) I'll have to post a picture of it soon!  I have really wonderful friends. I love you guys.  


  1. It is amazing how different he looks already!

  2. You are doing great momma:)
    It is hard but oh it is so good...
    addicting in a sense...
    Enjoy the drug of a newborn baby

  3. seriously he is going to be sooooo handsome!!

  4. I'm so happy for you guys! ADORABLE!!!