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HAS IT BEEN TWO WEEKS ALREADY?

Posted on: Monday






Why, yes it has.  Baby Lou is two weeks old.  Which means that I am two weeks postpartum.  Which means that I should probably put an end to my Ben & Jerry's habit (because really, I can no longer justify to myself that a pint a night is ok without the "well, I am pregnant" or "well, I did just have a baby" excuses) and get back to my green smoothies for dessert.  I should also probably change out of my housedress, do my hair, and introduce my son to his city.  My midwife advised me to rest up after my labor for two whole weeks.  No excuses, she told me.  And while I can't exactly say that keeping up with Biet has been restful, I  have managed to keep indoors for the most part.  The time inside has done me well; physically, I feel strong again, and mentally, I feel balanced.  Aside from the expected sleep deprivation and a mild case of cabin fever, I have few complaints.  I'm itching to take my plump  2-week-old and strong-willed 22-month old out on an adventure.  Please come quickly, springtime.

At two weeks of age, Lucien's favorite thing to do is to fall asleep on our chests.

From the moment he was born he seemed perfectly comfortable, both in his own skin as well as in our arms.  And in the past two weeks, I've watched him grow even more at home in our little apartment.  I remember how uncomfortable Biet was as a newborn- how she used to need tight swaddling and constant bouncing and stimulation of music and sights in order to be calm.  Lucien, on the other hand, has a certain serenity about him.  Often times he'll lay next to me, his deep blue eyes wide open, and simply gaze around.  His eyes are actually open quite a lot for such a tiny thing, seemingly always watching the goings-on in his world.  They slowly close when he lays across Gaby's chest for an afternoon nap.  Gaby's burly snore, which drives me crazy most nights, seems to be the perfect rumbling lullaby for our little boy.  And when my baby rests his head upon my chest at the end of the day and allows himself to be lulled to sleep by the rhythm my heart and breath, I find myself hoping that he'll never grow up.


24 COMMENTS:

  1. Awww, such beautiful photographs of your gorgeous boy.
    I found it really funny that your describe Biet as an uncomfortable newborn who always needed something, whereas Lucien is just so serene and calm. My two were EXACTLY like this as newborns, only I had the serene little boy first and the high maintenance girly second.
    xx

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  2. congratulations on the birth of your sweet boy--i am sorry it is so belated i have been way behind on my blog reading.

    he looks so peaceful asleep and my baby girl was so calm and serene so i am thinking my naxt one will not be the same ;)

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  3. These photos literally made me tear up. They are so beautiful! Congrats sweet mama, to you and your family!

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  4. newborn skin is so perfect and precious. he is simply wonderful. good luck with all things postpartum. it sounds like you are doing well. thankfully, spring is around the corner.

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  5. oh these photos are so beautiful! baby lou is indeed in for some magical adventures with his mama :)

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  6. These photos are so beautiful. Makes me want to have baby 2 right now!

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  7. Gorgeous. I especially love that first shot. So beautiful, sweet and precious! I hope Springtime will be with you soon, so you can breath in the fresh, sweet air with your beautiful family.

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  8. aw so beautiful! happy 2 weeks

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  9. How blissful! I wonder, is a second born thing? My little girl (second born) has been the same way!

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    1. I don't think it is, in my case, haha. My first-born was like Lucien, my second like Biet. I currently have her strapped to my chest with noise and moving rythmically, after finally getting her to nap. She's restless!

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  10. Sleep deprivation and hormones aside, there is simply nothing like those first few precious weeks with a newborn. So much sweetness in these photos and words.

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  11. Such a beautiful boy. I think you are very entitled to keep up the ice cream. You're nursing (nursing two right!?). That burns so many calories that I actually found I ate more while nursing than pregnant... then when they wean you actually do need to curb that sweet tooth :)

    Rest up and enjoy!

    xox Lilly

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  12. Aww, I have a Lucia, who we call Lu. Lucien is gorgeous! Biet looks so grown in that picture. Such a doll.

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  13. Oh my heart is aching for those already so long ago and precious moments with my baby boy......

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