Friday, September 4, 2015

2 Weeks Flew....

Looking back now as a Mom to 3, I sort of feel bad for how I rushed Leeland along.  As an anxious, excited new Mom, I couldn't wait for him to be born and was induced only 3 days past my due date... then as he grew, it was things like, "I can't wait for him to crawl,"  "I can't wait for him to talk," "I can't wait for him to sports...."  Always thinking about the next thing.

Now here I sit with this two week old, our third little boy, and I just want to slow down time.  That little boy who I couldn't wait to talk and walk is now beginning his kindergarten year learning to read, doing math, and loving history.  Time is a funny thing, it really does FLY!

So to any new Mommas out there reading this post-- you'll here people talk about time flying, and you'll want to roll your eyes like I did when it was just three of us Krohs, but seriously, take it to heart!  You will have long days, you will have good days, and you will have bad days, but the years are SO so short!

So some things about our 2 week old little man--

His favorite things to do are to eat and poop.  He is growing crazy fast!  He has already gotten back up to his birth weight and surpassed it.   (Born at 9 pounds, 2 ounces.  Left the hospital two days later at 8 pounds, 10 ounces.... and is currently 10 pounds even.). The newborn diapers we had purchased did not even last a full week, and in fact we still have some newborn diapers here that I'm hoping the store will let me exchange.  He's already grown out of the newborn clothes too, though I was at least able to stretch some of those onesies and make them last a solid two weeks.  I seriously had NO idea I was carrying such a large baby.  In fact, I was actually nervous about his weight because I had two separate appointments leading up to his birth (one with a midwife, and one with a doctor) and both commented that he "felt small" when measuring and checking out my pregnant abdomen.
He's waking in the night every 2-3 hours for diaper changes and nursing, and I don't mind.  Sleepless nights are to be expected, and he's pretty darn cute.  And he's also SUPER snuggly which is nice in the middle of the night.

Big brothers Leeland and Hayden are pretty smitten with him and so very proud.  I love to hear them introduce him to people, especially when Leeland says things like "this is MY new baby."  They may cover their ears on occasion when he cries, but they sure are proud to be his big brothers and love him so much.
We've been blessed that Daddy Kroh has been able to be home the last two weeks and it has been incredible.  I'm going to be so sad when he returns to work.  He was not able to take any time off when Leeland or Hayden were born, so this is our first rodeo with paternity leave and I feel so spoiled.  The man worked his tush off to makes sure I had the labor story and water birth I had dreamed of, and now he has spent the last two weeks chauffeuring our big boys to appointments and soccer practices, helping clean house when we are expecting guests, bringing me food, snuggling the littlest when he isn't nursing, changing diapers (including being pooped on once) and handling bed time routines with the big kids.  Daddy Kroh is pretty incredible and he is so good to us!
We can't thank God enough for our 3rd little blessing.  I feel like the words are overused and I know I say it a lot, but we truly are blessed-- there's no other way to say it.

"My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long." -Psalm 71:8

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