Sunday, December 6, 2015

Asher Elliot-At Home

Our sweet little piglet has been with us for a little over two weeks now. It's been a joy waking up to him every morning. He is the perfect addition to our family and I can't imagine our home without this third son of ours. Angel baby he is, and I can say that because I'm his mama. :-) Seriously though, he's a champion eater  and dream of a sleeper. We do not take it for granted and are so grateful!

It's amazing the things you forget about this whole newborn deal, like the diapers for instance-so.many.diapers. And the spontaneous explosion of laundry. And the way your nightstand looks, littered with said diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, empty coffee cups, paci, backup paci, baby powder, lotion, and so on. Add to that our nightstands don't actually have that much surface area, so you can imagine what it looks like all piled up.

But for this? So worth it!

Since we've been home we have been overwhelmed with delicious food from our sweet church family and friends. The meal train and generous gift cards has been a tremendous blessing while we transition to a family of 5, and we are beyond thankful and blown away by everyone's kindness-it has all been so good and our tummy's surely show it!
Here's a few more pictures of life around here the week after we came home from the hospital. So many thanks to this handsome hubby of mine for taking such good care of the house and our big boys so mommy could rest up, recover, and most importantly take in every sweet snuggle with baby Asher.
Grandma took this picture of us the morning she left, our first as a family of five. Here she is with her THREE grandsons.
Below-So fresh and clean after his first bath. There's nothing quite like that baby smell a la Johnson and Johnson-yum!
Gigi and Poppy made our first Thanksgiving with Asher a memorable one. They brought the turkey to our table and the Christmas decorating to our home.
Our Christmas tree this year is brand new-to us-but has been an Abrahamson family heirloom for many many years. It's traveled around the globe and I am honored to have it make it's new home in our living room. Thanks to my mom, who took on the Christmas tree project full force and dressed it head to toe in white lights and beautiful gold and silver ornaments, it is absolutely breathtaking. Here's a small snapshot-
The boys donned their new Christmas pajamas to join the decorating fun.
We are slowly but surely finding our new normal as a family of five. Between Chris returning to work last week and us resuming school next, it's almost back to business as usual. I anticipate feeling much better once I am more recovered and able to get out and about on my own-not being able to drive has given us all a bit of cabin fever. So far we've taken a few family trips-to Target and Chic Fil A-and it was wonderful to bring Asher to church for the first time this morning. I've also had a few visits from sweet friends to brighten up our days-it's unspeakably refreshing to laugh and catch up with real grown up people after almost 3 weeks spent indoors. In seasons like these I'm thankful for this North Carolina winter-61 degrees and sunny in December! 

Stay tuned for many more chubby cheeked baby pics to come!

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