Saturday, May 03, 2008

Parenthood, Day 7

Parenthood, Day 7, originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

We struggled that first week. There is the stress and fatigue of labor and delivery. The days in the hospital. The beginning of the learning curve. Coming home and trying to figure it out.

When I took this picture, he wasn't eating enough, wasn't gaining back his birth weight the way he was supposed to. We were spending all our time and energy getting him to eat enough. No time left for sleep, each other, meals, a shower. Sleep deprivation.

I knew it was going to be a big deal, but it was harder than I thought. We were struggling too much to enjoy James there at the beginning.

It has gotten much better, since. We are still trying to find our new routine, but we are sleeping more, he's eating enough, he's happier, and we are really beginning to enjoy him.

I cropped the scan. That's the only modification.

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