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. 


Kathryn said...

He is adorable!!! I need to come see you. I've been out of town and had the stomach flu :( Going out of town again next week but after that I'm coming over! So sorry he caught RSV. Scary!

peachytiffers said...

I don't know if I actually commented when it happened, but I was thinking of you, congrats!! Being at home alone with a newborn and another child is HARD! You rock! You look amazing for having just had a baby, on that note, I hate you! :)