Monday, December 10, 2012

First week home

 Preston was welcomed home by  James, Rachel and Nana Leavitt. They were so excited to see their little brother and give him snuggles and hold him.
The first 3 days my mom totally took care of me, my kids and my house.  Finally by about the third day home I actually got ready for the day and felt really good for just having a baby. My recoveries are so much better when I really take it easy and SLEEP. 
I also came home to a CLEAN house. That is not at all how I left it. To be honest I felt pretty embarrassed because my house was pretty dang dirty with dishes and clothes everywhere. My awesome friends, Shannon, Becca and Jessica totally came over the night before I arrived back home and tag teamed with my mom to clean  my house for me. Thank goodness they love me, cause it was a sight to see. But that was seriously a great relief, coming home to cleanliness and order.  
Love you guys and thanks for noticing where I needed help. You truly do love me and I know it!
Getting tons of snuggles from my little man. Oh..... he is just so little and tiny.
Many loved him and kept him nice and snuggled in the warm blankets during the cold months of his first part of his life.
Preston's first bath at home. He was not quite sure what to think about it. 
All he really did for the first month was sleep, eat, sleep, eat...... There was no wake time for this little dude as he was a preemie  and he was still pretty small. So bath time was a big deal of wake up time.
Cousins, aunts, uncles and friend stopped by the following week, allowing enough time for him to grow. He was adored by so many and lots of people thought he looked like James as a newborn and a little like Rachel. I think he got Rachel's complexion and hair color  (even though they were both quite bold when they were born) and James' shape of face. 

So I felt pretty lucky having him here for the holidays, to hug, snuggle and love. No better way to feel the love of Christ but through one that is so brand new and who had just barely been with him. 
Made it through the first week with lots of help from my fabulous mother and my incredible husband...... but how will I do when it's just me and 3 children? I am out numbered with not enough hands.  I guess we will see.


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