Carter is two weeks old now! We had his 2 week check up on Wednesday and he got a good report. He weighed in at 8 pounds 8 ounces. He is finally on a pretty good eating schedule. He is sleeping for 3 or 4 hour stretches during the day but he likes to be up at night. So far, Carter has been a really great baby. He doesn't get too fussy and he stays pretty content as long as he is in his swing, bouncer or being held.
Being a new mom is completely overwhelming. There are so many things that people don't warn you about. It is so easy to get everything ready for your baby to get here but once they are here, it is a whole new ball game. Before I had Carter, I was completely ready for him to get here with all the physical things that I needed. The one thing that I didn't completely prepare for was the emotional toll that having a new baby takes. I hate to hear Carter cry, even if it is just for a second. The first few days home from the hospital, all I could do was cry. It had a lot to do with the hormones changing in my body but it also had a lot to do with the fact that I had no idea what I was doing. Everything was hard at first: feeding him, changing him, putting clothes on him. The only thing that made me feel better was looking down at his little face knowing that he loved me no matter how big of a mess I was. Thank goodness I had Ryan to support me and my mom too! She stayed with us for a few nights when Ryan went back to work to help me not lose my mind!!
Carter is starting to get more alert. He is starting to look at his hanging toys on his bouncer, reacting to my face, and smiling (although this is most likely gas at this age but I like to think he smiles when he sees me!)