The Story of Bean—Part 2

Bean is two weeks old. Though we have the usual post-partum fatigue, and my c-section recovery is slower than I would like, the past two weeks have been blessedly uneventful. We’ve rested, nested and generally found the new rhythm of life with a baby in the house. I’ve been fortunate to have my husband home for a couple of weeks to help with my recovery, because he is the ultimate Mr. Mom. The house is clean, the masses are fed and he is right there with me during the up-every-two-hours nights and the post-partum emotional fits. I’m sure that the real challenges will come when he returns to work this week, but for now, I am grateful that he’s been here so we can adjust to all these changes together.


I’m sure this week will be the real challenge. My husband is back at work, the Heathens go back to school tomorrow, and I need to retool my days to balance my job as a stay-at-home mom with the added responsibility of a newborn. I’m sure I’ll get into a routine soon, but I confess that I’ll be hard-pressed to fold laundry and clean bathrooms when I could be snuggling this:

She is beautiful, soft and has that “new baby smell.”

And she’s so worth the wait.


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