Whew! Caleb is already two weeks old. It’s hard to believe for two reasons:
(a) He’s already two weeks old.
(b) Haven’t we had him for months?
Honestly, the last two weeks have really dragged out and it feels like a lot more time has passed! Having a newborn is definitely overwhelming- especially when I’m still emotional! I have so many questions: Is his poop supposed to look like this? When is his umbilical cord supposed to fall off? How do we give him a bath? Do I really have to wake him up to feed him?
It’s hard that I can’t be in control of everything around him, but it’s also probably a good thing… He’s in bigger hands than mine, and I know that everything that’s supposed to happen will happen. I was recently reminded of Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So, that comforts me. I shouldn’t worry.
He is still super cute, and doing well! He is definitely gaining weight, and he lost his little umbilical cord (finally!). He is also pretty strong– he picks his head up, although it’s pretty wobbly, and he tries to use his leg muscles. His face has already changed a little bit since he’s getting bigger, which is just crazy since it’s only been two weeks.
Samson’s also getting used to him. When we first brought him home, he would just bark every time Caleb cried, but now he’s just getting protective. If Caleb cries, he peeks into the bassinet or makes sure that Mike or I attend to him right away. It’s cute 🙂