It is true that no matter how much you think you've prepared for a baby, you are never truly ready. Being a mom has been amazing, exhausting, stressful, and the best thing I have ever done. It is a roller coaster and we still take each day hour by hour pretty much, but I have to say... I've never met a cuter kid in my life! =)
The first week or so was crazy and a blur. Petey had jaundice so we had a billi blanket delivered to our house. Luckily his levels weren't high enough that we had to go to the hospital. We were able to stay home with our glow worm until his levels were low enough.
|(Looking at this bottom picture I forgot how small he was! Look at those toothpick legs!)|
We had Petey the week before Eric's week of tough finals of the hardest semester yet. Luckily Kim was able to come out early and save us! It was so much fun to have here her to love on Petey and to help us out. We were also blessed by amazing ward members who brought us dinner before Kim was able to make it out. I can honestly say those meals, as small as they seemed, were a tender mercy!
My dad came out a few days behind Kim. He had a cold so he just had to look at Petey from the across the room. It was so fun to have my parents out! It has been hard to not get to share this cute bundle of joy with our families!
After my parents left, Petey's other amazing grandparents came! LeeAnn and Brian were able to be here over Christmas which was so fun! Having both sets of parents come out was such a help and a blessing!!!!