1.28.2009

Henry's First Five Days

We are home!  

Slowly, we are adjusting to life with two kids.  Henry is such a sleepy baby, and generally mellow when he is awake.  He is such a joy!  It does seem like everything, from nursing to the overnight wake-ups, is easier this time around. Plus, who could get frustrated with this little face?

Big sister Nina is proving to be sweet with Henry, though she is undoubtedly more work than her baby brother.  I find myself saying what everyone says, "Why didn't I realize how easy I had it when I just had one kid?"

I am giving myself the grace to be away from blogging for awhile, though I doubt you'll get rid of me completely.  Henry's labor and delivery went really fast and I have some healing to do, but as soon as I am back on my feet I want to get his nursery into shape.  I can't wait to show it to you!

Thank you so much for all your well wishes!  I have read every single comment.  I am trying to take your advice and get lots of rest, and enjoy every minute while Henry is so little.  I know from experience that the day will come when he won't let me hold him on my lap as often, or cuddle and kiss him as much as I want.  I just want to soak up his "littleness" as much as I can.  And I forgot how perfect that new baby smell is!

 


89 comments:

Deb said...

Congratulations Carrie!!! He is beautiful! Enjoy him.

Jen r. said...

Oh Congrats! He is beautiful! Take your time and we'll still be here when you get back! :)

theArthurClan said...

He is beautiful and you are looking wonderful for just having a baby! Enjoy your time with your little guy ~ they just grow up too fast as it is.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh he is so sweet. Cherish every moment even at 3 am! It goes faster the second time around!

-sandy toe

OH MY #6 said...

take good care! Henry is beautiful.

Lea
xo

Sheryl said...

Congratulations! Henry is a beautiful baby! Yes, the transition from 1 to 2 is hard. I still remember it well and it was over 16 years ago. (And then I did it again and had another one!) Take care of yourself and your family. Can't wait to see the nursery!

Sheryl

coco said...

Glad to hear things are going well...take all the time you can to be with both of your precious little ones. We will be here waiting for your next update and to see pictures of the "boy" nursery! :)

julie & joe said...

He's beautiful! We had atiny foster baby over the summer and our son was fascinated with him. He wanted to hold him every morning. He also wanted to poke him in the eye.

The Donahue's said...

He is perfect! Enjoy him!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

You are both beautiful. Take you're time coming back....we're not going anywhere!

April said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Carrie!!! He is so beautiful (or should I say, handsome?)! You just take all the time you need and come back whenever you feel up to it. I'll be thinking of you in the meantime! Take good care of yourself and that precious baby boy of yours!

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

He is just adorable! Congratulations. I remember it being a hard transition going from 1 to 2 kids. But once you get in a routine, it will be wonderful :) Enjoy this time, because it goes much to quickly. I will be thinking of you :)

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

He is so sweet!!! Enjoy every minute!!!
You look terrific!!

Christy said...

Henry is absolutely precious and I want to just tell you again that I love his name!

Glad you are home and adjusting to this new chapter in your family's story. Take care of yourself and get LOTS of rest. We will all be here waiting for you:)

Darlene said...

Awwwww he is just so adorably precious! Congratulations Carrie to you and your family! Enjoy your time with your little one and we will all still be here when you decide to pop in occasionally!♥

michele said...

Congratulations!! And I LOVE his name~! I have a Merit Henry. And my dad's name is James. I totally remember when our second son, Willem was born -- like you I thought - life was so easy with just one baby, but it doesn't feel that way at the time. My boys are three years apart... they are now three and six and we are struggling with the decision of having a third. I don't think I am done with the baby stage... and then to see your Henry's adorable face! Baby fever. :)

Betsy said...

Precious. Just precious. The second one is SO much easier. I think because you are so much more relaxed. Hang in there and rest and let people pamper you and give that baby tons of kisses....and Nina too.

The Graves' House said...

he is such a doll! i know you all are enjoying the special time together! tell big sis nina we all send crongrats from bloggyland:)

Jodee Leader said...

Take a break and enjoy every second of the baby stage. It goes soooo fast!

Congratulations! Henry is just adorable!

Nili said...

He is beautiful! Rest up and enjoy the babymoon!

Sweet Simplicity said...

He is precious!! Enjoy your time with that perfect little boy!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Congratulations! What a lovely little face!
missy

Kris said...

My keyboard has been out of commission - look at that SWEET boy!! So handsome! Congratulations!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Congratulations!!! He is so beautiful and you are just glowing....enjoy your time away and cherish every second with Henry, Nina, and your husband!!

Miss your daily posts and all your wonderful tips....blogger world is just not the same without you:)

Best wishes to you all and get your rest!

Lisa

Dreamer said...

Oh, the smell...*sigh* Somtimes I think I'll have another just for the smell, sometimes.

Windy said...

MMmmmm! I miss the baby smell! You look great and he is gorgeous!

Ally0005 said...

He is precious!! You will get used to your new normal with two kids.
Enjoy your family we will be here waiting for you.

Amber said...

congratulations!!! he is just precious and I love his name. so glad it is going great!

Christi said...

So sweet! Soak it up! Glad that he is a good baby!

Twice as Nice said...

He is nothing short of sweetness. Just a doll baby. This age is so great 'cause you can kiss them and snuggle as much as you want. I held mine while they slept...not a good idea! Sometimes ya just can't help yourself!

duchess said...

Oh, how sweet.
He is adorable - congrats on such a beautiful family.
Rest up & we'll be here when you feel better.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I am a new follower and I know I will be waiting on updates! Rest, rest, rest!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

He is such a sweetie! You've got the right idea. It is amazing how quickly the tiny baby phase is over. Really enjoy it. I found that I cherished it more the second (3rd and 4th) time(s) around because I knew how fast it would go. Congrats again!

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

he is gorgeous! relax and enjoy your family we will all be here when you are rested up =)

Ms. Tee said...

He's precious, Carrie! :) Yes, definitely give yourself lots of time to rest and heal - we'll all be here when you get back for sure!
:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

You go enjoy every minute! I wish you much happiness and God's blessings over your family!!!

Gray Matters said...

Enjoy him - take it all in.

Our Complete Family said...

Carrie,
He is just darling! So stinkin' cute! I don't blame you for taking a big old break girly! I'd want to spend every waking minute with Prince Henry and Little Miss Princess Nina, too!
Enjoy this special bonding time in your family!
We'll all be here with open arms when you get back to some blogging hun!
Many happy day hugs to you guys~ Les

Mandi said...

Congrats once again! He is so gorgeous and girl you are looking FABULOUS! I hope you are able to rest and enjoy this time. I know firsthand that it goes too fast, but as you already know the next stage is fun too, just different. Continue to feel better!

Sit A Spell said...

Oh...he is simply adorable. My little man is 6 now...take all the time you need to heal and enjoy his littleness (is that word?)

However, I'm gonna post my "win" from your blog very soon with pictures.

Take care of yourself...

Angie said...

Carrie, congrats!!! Henry is so cute and little, I miss that stage so much!! I love the signs outside of your house, they are so cute!! And you look great BTW!!

Shilo said...

He really is sooooooooo precious. Congrats again!
It seems to me my #2 is easier too...I'm not sure if I forgot or if I just know more now what to expect? Probably both! :)
Bless you and your sweet family!
Shilo

Jodi said...

He's adorable!

The Golf Widow said...

Get some rest, take tons of photos and enjoy your blog break. He is so cute!Wish I could bottle the smell of a newborn!

Momma to Bug said...

Awww...what a cutie! Your words are encouring for someone like me is trying for a second. Can't wait to see the nursery room!
Feel better soon...
-Desiree

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Congrats, Carrie! Henry is beautiful...or should I say handsome? Enjoy these precious moments with your little guy. I look forward to seeing all you have to share when you get back, but take the time away to get refreshed (and heal)! Best of luck as you adjust to a family of four.
-Heidi

Tricia said...

Carrie, he's absolutely perfect! It's amazing how fast those first few months go by. Enjoy this time and you know we'll be here waiting for you.

Oh, I also passed along The Lemonade Award to you tonight. You can pick it up on my blog when/if you'd like to participate after you've recovered and get back to blogging. Love your blog!

Inspired Kara said...

He's absolutely precious!!! We'll be here when you get back, take all the time you need!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

OH HAPPY DAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
What a precious lil' boy. Carrie, you and Henry enjoy this special time together.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Kristi said...

What a gorgeous little boy!

Megan said...

Congratulations! He is clearly perfect.

Elisa said...

Congrats, I look at your blog M-Th, when I work---I LOVE YOUR STYLE!
The new baby smell is heavenly--
We have (7) and it is the same every time.

Take care and enjoy your babies!
Elisa in Cincinnati

Cyndi said...

Congratulations...What a sweet baby boy!!

Sarah said...

I am so happy to hear things are going well. Henry is beautiful!

Wishing we lived closer so that I could bring you a meal!

Jboo said...

He is gorgeous!! Enjoy every minute of that wonderful little baby and his big sister Nina! Before you know it, they're losing their front teeth and then graduating from college!

Take it easy!

Janet

Stacey said...

Henry is so precious. You stick with what's important about life and forget about blogging for awhile.

Julie said...

he is adorable... enjoy your time with him!!!!

jupitersinclair said...

I'm a random reader/commenter but just had to say "Congrats!" He's beautiful. Many blessings to you!

Jill said...

Ahhhh, that new baby smell, there is nothing better. Enjoy.

pammiejo said...

Precious little boy! Your'e absolutely right - soak up that new baby smell - prop your feet - and just rock a way! It really won't last very long at all! Congratulations!

My home - My life said...

Aww he is so precious!

jennykate77 said...

OhMyGoodness, Carrie! He is soooo sweet! Enjoy your time with Baby Henry. We'll miss you while your gone, but we'll still be paitiently waiting when you get back. Can't wait to see pics of the nursery! Congratulations on your bundle of joy!

atlanta fan said...

Henry is so perfect. I can't wait to meet the little guy! Enjoy every moment!

Shannon said...

I could honestly cry thinking about how fast my babies are growing! You definitely have the right priorities in just soaking it all up.

What a cutie pie! I don't have to say enjoy- I know you will!

Victoria said...

Oh Carrie, Henry is just precious. Take as long as you need to heal, cuddle and love on those two little ones. We'll all be here waiting patiently for you. :)

Joanna said...

Congrats! He is such an adorable little boy!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

He is so adorable! You look great in the pic too!
I bet you are enjoying him so much!
Congrats again!

Shannon said...

He is absolutely adorable! I have never seen a sweeter face!

Christie said...

He is precious! I thought adjusting to two kids was the hardest thing, so take it slow and easy! And get plenty of rest when you can (like that ever happens?)!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

So excited for the update. Glad to hear that you are doing well. I miss your bloggin' but let me tell you, I'd so be soaking up all the time with your two little sweeties if I was in your shoes. Enjoy your day Carrie!

Jo said...

What a cutie ~ enjoy!
Jo

Kelli said...

He is so sweet. That is taking me back to my Caleb who is going to be 2 tomorrow. Enjoy this time.

Juice said...

You both look beautiful! Enjoy this precious time.

AJ said...

He is so sweet! Glad you are home and adjusting:)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my gosh, he's even more beautiful than the last time I "saw" him!
Toddlers get very needy when there's a new baby, don't they?
Take care of yourself!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh what a little sweetie! You are making me LONG for the days of having an itty bitty boy to snuggle.

~ Sarah

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

WOW HELLO WONDERFUL DOES NOT LOOK LIKE I HAD A SECOND BABY PLEASE YOU KILL ME ..

NO OUNCE OF FAT ON THOSE BONES PURE LUCK SISTER..

SO HAPPY YOU ARE HOME NOW REST WHEN EVER POSSABLE.
TAKE IT EASY AND SOAK UP EVERY MOMENT OF THIS AND TAKE TONZS OF PICTURES . IT FLYS BY ......

the undomesticated wife said...

What a cutie! Glad to see you! HOpe all is well...

Mimi Sue said...

Cute as can be! Enjoy every minute of him, you know how fast it goes by. Mimi

Stacey said...

Congrats again!!!!!
SO glad you're home and enjoying your new wee one!!! YOU look fabulous BTW!!! :)
I look forward to hearing/seeing more when you get a chance!!

Katie said...

He's so beautiful! Congratulations!

Angie said...

He is just adorable! Glad he is an easy going baby!

Sandy said...

welcome home, take your time, girl! can't wait to hear more ... going from 1 to 2 is hard. From 2 to 3 was a piece of cake! )

june@craftyniche said...

He's gorgeous! Enjoy the time with your little ones. :)

Amber said...

I know you are taking a well-deserved and much needed break from blogland while you are enjoying your sweet little boy, but when you get back, swing by my blog. I've given you an award!

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

He is so precious! You look great as well! Beautiful!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

For a new Mommy, you look great in that picture. Enjoy that sweet little boy as much as possible. Henry has such a darling little face. xxoo

Angie said...

Congratulations! Henry is a doll. Enjoy! Can't wait to see the nursery.

Tara said...

He's beautiful!!!! oh, this makes me want more babies!!! Congrats!! ♥