Friday, March 9, 2012

Barrett Turns 1 Month: We Go Back to Our Roots

Barrett is a month today. While the time has flown, I look back at every moment and event and am amazed that more time hasn't gone by. We spent Monday night through Thursday afternoon at Phoenix Children's Hospital with Barrett, who had RSV. Babies who get it that little are at an understandably high risk but Barrett did wonderful as always and is doing much better, aside from a little cough and snort here and there--not to mention a slight rash on his cheeks from where they taped his oxygen tube on. Barrett is hardly eight pounds still and has plenty of room to grow in his 0-3 month clothes. I have a tendency to fret just a little bit more over my baby than I did with Beckett because of how little he is and how much he's gone through in his short but sweet month here (I'll have to be careful with the coddling in later years I'm sure). I love my baby.

He likes to be held. A lot. 

The IV wouldn't work in his hand

Unintentionally Matching 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Remember When I Had a Baby?

Barrett Knox Brennan entered into this world on February 9, at 7:59am weighing in at a surprising 7lbs 3oz--yes, that's nearly 3 pounds less than his older brother. He's officially three weeks today and I can't believe he'll already be a MONTH next week. February was a blur. Yes, one of my very favorite months (as such, I reserved it for the birth of my child) but Elliott was only home for 4 days immediately following Barrett's birth then back up to Utah (with Beckett) he went to finish his dental rotation for the month. I stayed at Brianne and Trevor's house most of the remaining two weeks where they saved me from melt downs, exhaustion, and single-motherhood. I am grateful for family who has helped watch Beckett, watch Barrett, and watch me. I am so happy and so proud to be a mother to two boys, though the older is currently pounding on his door for the fourth day in a row during what was supposed to be his nap time. My computer stays off most days and the tv is only ever on Nick Jr. Yesterday I shuffled from child to cleanup to child to shower and back to child without a single break and barely realized that, while I hadn't taken a real moment for myself that day, I still would not have enough time to simply blow dry my hair before leaving to school that night--yes I'm still plugging away at that Master's, education in any form is good for you! This life change is expected though, and entirely welcomed. In 5 short years I don't quite feel like just one person, but part of four people. I am so deeply grateful for my growing family.