Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My First Day

Today was the first day that I was alone with my sweet little man. David was, of course, at work and our family and friends have gone back to their own lives. Overall it was a great day! He napped well between feedings all day so I was able to shower, do my hair and makeup and take a nap. I actually felt human :).

Napping in the swing while Mommy got ready.
He also spent some time awake so I got to spend some quality time with him too. I read him a couple of books and we talked all about the bright sunlight coming through his window that intrigued him so.

Lying on My Brest Friend, mesmerized by the sunlight, after a feeding.
If you've been following me from the beginning of this blog, you know that I was a teacher and I didn't go back to school this year. Over the summer I started babysitting a little girl, who turned 1 in September, three days a week. I watched her until the 1st of January then took the last couple of weeks before my due date to nest and rest. From June through December I felt like my life was on hold. Like I was just going through the motions waiting for the time to come when I could start my dream job as Mommy. Though Ayden was born 9 days ago we hadn't really gotten a glimpse of what our new life would look like because David took a week off from work and we had a lot of visitors. Today was officially the big day!! I am still healing so I'm not filling my new role fully quite yet (David's still taking care of a lot of the household chores and meals). I did get that glimpse I was talking about, though, and it sure was sweet. I am so very grateful to my husband for supporting this dream of mine. I've known since high school that I wanted to be a stay at home mom someday, even got my degree in Early Childhood Education because of it, and he is making it possible for me to live that dream.  I can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow!

Our snuggle bug and me after our nap today.



  1. So great to hear all is going well! I enjoy reading your daily posts now & look forward to more videos! :)

  2. Sarah, you are so sweet how you write about your baby and family. I love your blog!

  3. Reading about your experiences during this time is reminding me of what it was like when we first brought our baby home. I look forward to more videos, but think you're a champ for at least blogging daily!