It is six weeks since Jacob joined our family and our lives are very different now, in such a full and wonderful and tiring way! Sometimes I can’t believe it was ever only me and Danny; Jacob seems to just belong here. He looks like a little pint-sized version of Danny, with my blue eyes and just a wisp of soft fuzz to prevent him from being entirely bald. The house is messier than its ever been and the laundry baskets are overflowing but I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else – he is making me as happy as a clam.
He is already displaying a few likes and dislikes. He is fond of eating, luxuriating in a warm bath, pulling mummy’s hair and listening to Maroon 5 ‘Sugar’. He is not a fan of being hungry or having his cries misinterpreted as wind when he is, in fact, still hungry. He is such a boy with his eating habits. I’ve been amazed by how fast you get to know your own baby – after only a few days I felt sure that I could be blindfolded and still pick Jacob out from a whole room full of squealing babies!
Enjoying the wonderful rocking chair! We optimistically began reading to Jacob almost as soon as we got him home from the hospital and he pays absolutely no attention whatsoever, despite how it may appear in that photo. We keep doing it though because you never know what is going in. He has recently started to stare very intently at my mouth when I talk and it’s exciting thinking about how much brain development is happening beneath the surface. And it’s so fun being able to open up a world of stories for him!
Spring has just been such a perfect time of year to have a baby. Every time we venture out something new is blossoming on the trees or poking its head through the soil. It really does my heart good. Our first outing as a family of three was to feed the ducks at the local pond and I couldn’t stop thinking how nice it was to be outdoors again! It is really easy to get stuck at home with a baby because leaving the house takes so much planning but even a little walk is so good for my whole mindset. Plus it usually lulls Jacob off to sleep so I can have a bit of space to gather my thoughts 🙂
He has already outgrown a bunch of his newborn clothes and I felt really sad as I packed them away to make space for his 3-6 months clothes. I love him being tiny and can’t believe it lasts such a short time but I console myself by thinking of all the fun things that are ahead as he grows up. He is just starting to smile!