I have now been a dad for just over one week. An awesome responsibility, and a new title I am proud to hold. Everyone told me that you can’t understand how it feels until you go through it. I didn’t entirely believe them at first, but now I do. I feel so attached to this little creature that it is unbelievable. After Kate does Owen’s first morning feeding she has been bringing him into our room and placing him next to me in bed. That is absolutely the best feeling I can possibly imagine. He is sleepy and “milk-drunk” and so adorable in his little onesie and we just cuddle in bed before going downstairs to start our day.
We’ve been fortunate that Owen hasn’t been overly fussy in this first week. He sleeps and he eats. I feel bad for Kate because she really seems to be constantly feeding him, but I’m not sure she minds. I’ve gotten pretty full nights of sleep because there is just not much for me to do at night and Owen’s been sleeping in between all of his nighttime feedings. In about a month we’ll introduce a bottle or two a day of pumped breast milk so that I can relieve Kate of some of the feedings. Kate’s mother has been kind enough to stay with us for the last week and is heading back to Delaware tomorrow, so we’ll then get to figure out how to do everything with just the 4 of us (Schnitzel included).
Kate will blog more this week about recovery and all that stuff but in the meantime I wanted to include some pictures of Owen from his first week. Let me just say, I think he is unbelievably adorable and I LOVE his rock-star hair. Enjoy!