Sunday, October 30, 2011

The First Four Months & My Happiest Me

Well, some of you may have been wondering where I've been, but first things first...

My little cub, Barrett will be four months young tomorrow, Halloween. To say my life 'has changed' would be an understatement. My life has bloomed, flourished, ignited with joy and love and completeness. All the things I dreamed for his Dad and I when he flew in from Paris to meet me for the first time when we were still (just barely) 'young enough in the world' to question the wisdom of our bold chance have come true.

From the moment Barrett was wheeled into the hospital room he was smiling and looking over for Mommy's voice when I called his name. Watching him develop into a curious, giggling, book loving, cuddly, lady loving, brilliant, talking, attempting to walk and jumping, sweet, beautiful, blue elephant best-friending baby boy has been my honor.

I have no prior experience with children, never having even held a baby before, but as far as baby's go, I think he's spectacular. I love him madly!

This isn't to say life has been without its challenges. If you've read one of my pregnancy update posts', you may remember me talking about discovering I had massive fibroids (uterine tumors) during my pregnancy which complicated the pregnancy. As a result, I went into labor a just over couple of weeks early and delivered by emergency c-section. Following that, I've been battling some difficult symptoms exacerbated by the delivery and subsequent healing that have kept me out of the kitchen for the most part. And made blogging all but impossible...Until now!

Recently I started to experience longer periods of time sans any pain or sickness and I've been eager to get back into the kitchen, give attention to my poor, neglected blog, visit you and yours and share the Milk, Sugar, Musings & Love(s) of my life.

Since My Last Post, Barrett has changed quite a lot. Here are the first four months...

My brother, Billy came over to visit on my 32nd birthday (the day my son was originally due) to meet my greatest gift and his brand new nephew.

When Barrett was just a few weeks old, we took him for a stroll through Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Being so small, he really caused a stir.

Again at five weeks. His growth spurt began.

He just loves to be in Daddy's arms.

Barrett's grand-mere flew in from Paris to meet her grandson. She was thrilled!
Week 6.

Week 10.

Month 3.

For weeks I worked to get our new room ready with a fresh coat of paint and putting together the baby's crib.
He loves his new space!

With Love from Ree, Daph & Barrett. Thank you for sharing.
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