Before I embark on a 'my baby is two weeks!!' picture binge I want to say this:
I know it may be hard for some to read this blog since it focuses so much on Bennett now. For a long time I thought this was a loss blog, but as time has gone by I've realized it's simply my story, my life in words as it were.
Having Bennett has been so healing for me. I had no idea I would feel this happy after his birth. I thought I would have sad moments every day and a lot more tears. Perhaps I have lived my great sorrow and now it is time for joy and life (Ecclesiastes 3 v 1-8).
I hope those who read here who have suffered loss will find peace and joy. I still have hard days, yes, but I smile and laugh far more often too. And I don't think happiness has to stem from a subsequent baby; I believe everyone has the potential to grow and learn from loss and come out of the intense time of grief with renewed hope and purpose.
May you find your blessing, however it comes to you.
The pediatrician is pleased with Bennett's progress. We don't have to go back until his two month appointment! He is 6 lbs 12.5 oz (close enough to birth weight - 6 lbs 13 oz - to count as being back to birth weight) and 20 inches! He was 18 3/4 inches at birth so he is definitely growing and doing well with mama's milk.
We've had a few exciting moments the past few days - first major spit up, first time pooping so much it leaked out of the diaper, up his back, down his legs, and onto me, lifting his head up during tummy time, going from his back to his side - he is going to roll over sooner than I want him to and it will stress me out.
We went on our first walk this evening. J posed with us for the picture, but he didn't go with because he is still working on the patio.
A few more pictures because I just can't resist and then I'll wrap this post up. If you are friends with me on the book you've probably already seen these pictures.