The first 10 days

by Milton on Tue, May 25th, 2010

in Month 1

It’s been a beautiful and amazing 10 days.

Every morning I look at little Axelrod and he looks different. Bigger and smarter and more obviously a grand magic trick of the universe.

I’m really proud of Esther and myself for adjusting so well to this little guy’s arrival. We’re usually getting enough sleep, and whenever something comes up that we aren’t exactly prepared for, the help of our midwife, doula, parenting books, and the Interweb always seems to bring up the answer. The answer, most often, is don’t worry. It’s something I tell Axelrod all the time too. Not to worry. We have him covered. He can relax, because until he can take care of himself, we’re going to be taking care of him. It’s a new feeling, this feeling of not only a desire to help, not only a strong desire to take care of the little guy, but also a feeling of competence that we CAN take care of him. That the things he’s going to worry about (at least for the first part of his life) are things that may seem crazy to him but we know all about it, have been through it, and these are problems and challenges we can surmount, no prob limo.

Here are a few pictures from his first week or so.

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1 Callie Wed, May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 am

He is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

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2 Jen Wed, May 26th, 2010 at 9:19 am

Such a beautiful critter :)

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3 Heather Thu, May 27th, 2010 at 11:14 am

Wow! Congratulations!

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4 amanda Mon, May 31st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

an amazing post — i couldn’t stop reading. so thrilled for you.

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