Today I am 41! And while I normally wouldn’t blog about such an insignificant number like 41 (I vowed that I would stop keeping track of the birthday “number” after age 40), I do feel incredibly blessed to have recently given birth to our newest blessing!
Now that is something to celebrate!
Today, Luke Alexander is 4-weeks old and as cute as ever. Following is a week-by-week pictorial of our newest little man. I plan to go to month by month photos from here on out, but couldn’t resist “officially” photographing him each week so that extended friends and family could see his growth.
And while we’re at it…can anyone tell me why 9+ months seems like an eternity to be pregnant and get to hold that babe in your arms, but once he or she arrives the clock begins to sprint ahead at lightning fast speed?!!! The newborn stage is my favorite…even with ‘round the clock nursing sessions… and I can’t believe Luke is almost 1-month old! Please slow down, Father Time! I want to savor every minute of this precious babe’s infancy.
This week, Daddy’s paternity leave officially ended and he returned to the fire department. That means 24-hours shifts…for mama too…but we’re all doing fine adjusting to the new schedule.
The only snafu was that Daddy didn’t plan too well with his return to work. My sweet and thoughtful daughter went into a panic when she realized, last night, that Mommy’s birthday was today and Daddy had not taken her shopping. (She really is extremely thoughtful!)
And while she couldn’t convince her father to take her to the Dollar General or Wal-Mart at 9:00 PM last night, she did go to her room and make me the sweetest beaded necklace.
She even wrapped her gift for me. And placed it on the kitchen table for breakfast time!
Just in case I needed a reminder…that’s a giant, albeit backwards, 41 printed on the package!
The following photos were taken by Mary before school this morning. :)
I couldn’t ask for a better birthday gift this year…
…being surrounded by the love of my three precious kiddos and wonderful husband. I especially love watching my older two express their love for Luke!
What a wonderful life!
Oh…and don’t think I didn’t celebrate this wonderful life of mine even though Daddy is on duty today! I treated myself to a caramel macchiato at Starbucks after driving big brother and big sister to preschool and kindergarten. :) Luke and I enjoyed a caffeine moment together!