Thursday, March 7, 2013

Our Village: A Thank You

Today, Holden is three weeks old! The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of cuddles, nursing ups and downs, and visits, visits, visits! It has been so exciting (and even a little overwhelming) to give birth in my hometown and so close to Robin's. Over the past three weeks, we have enjoyed visits from so many wonderful people, devoured dinners and delicious lunches provided by friends, family, and coworkers, and generally felt loved. I have benefited from Facebook's unofficial lactation consulting services and would like to extend a serious "Thank you" to everyone who has provided support to us in the form of food, visits, errands, sharing knowledge and advice, taking Lydia out for a playdate, and just general love and enthusiasm for our little guy. Second time around is funny; on one hand, we are so much more confident in our parenting abilities. We are not constantly worried that we'll break Holden when moving him, and we know that babies are pretty resilient. On the other, a new child presents new challenges that are different from round one--in Holden's case, mainly nursing issues--as well as the new balancing act of caring for an infant while parenting Lydia. We will continue to rely on our village and are so grateful for all of you!

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