1 Week Old

Yesterday, Paxton was 1 week old! John David and I were talking just this morning about how we’ve only had him a week, yet it already seems like we’ve had him forever! I cannot imagine life without this little guy!

He’s had a big week with visits from family and friends! He met his Granddaddy and Nannie Clark, Grandpa and Grandmother Boreing, Aunt Jill, Aunt Rebekah and Cousin Emerson, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Pittma, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Boreing and Great Aunt Pam plus many special friends from church!

Here is Paxton at exactly one week old! This is his Daddy’s Blackberry he is holding at 12:34 p.m.! (John David is hoping he learns to love technology at an early age!)

Mommy and Paxton took a nice afternoon nap together after Grandmother and Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Boreing and Great Aunt Pam left. It was so sweet to cuddle my sweet babe!

Daddy and Paxton enjoying some snuggle time! Paxton & I are so blessed to have a wonderful Daddy & husband! He changes dirty diapers, dresses Paxton and is an amazing father who helps me out so much! (He’s already not looking forward to going back to work and missing us during the day…he did say he’ll take care of Paxton after work!)

1-week-old Paxton and a teddy bear that was given to my mom at a baby shower for me! I loved this teddy as a child and it is one of the few stuffed animals that I saved from my childhood for my children.

In our blue gowns! We were both comfy and ready for bed!

Being a mother has been wonderful so far! We have been blessed with a good baby who, for the past 3 nights, has slept from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. which is wonderful for Mommy! Breastfeeding has been much easier than I was anticipating, Paxton was able to latch right after birth and has not had any issues which I am so grateful for!

We both look at him and are in awe of God’s goodness. He is such an amazing gift from God that we have the privilege to raise and we are striving to be wonderful Christian parents to our son. I also have been in awe of God’s creation both from looking at our new baby and watching my body going from hugely pregnant to almost normal in a week’s time, God so intricately crafted us together.

11 Replies to “1 Week Old”

  1. Rachel and John David,

    He truly is a beautiful baby.. Not because he is my great nephew, but he is one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen. Truly a blessing!

    I can not wait to get to meet him and hold him.


    Aunt Tammy

    1. Thank you! He is precious! 🙂 You are welcome to visit anytime & we hope to get home soon before too long!!

  2. How precious!! He looks so big, but then my first were small twins weighing 5lbs 2 oz and came home at 4lb 12 oz! and the other twin was 5lb 6 oz and came home at 5 lb 3 oz! I am happy that things are going well for you all. My baby will be 3 in two months and we were just packing up all of his outgrown clothes and toys. Its a sad that this time if over for me, but I have truly enjoyed it! Enjoy your time with him for it truly does go by sooo fast!

    1. He is a big baby!! I really can’t imagine having a 6 pound baby & especially can’t imagine the tininess of 4 & 5 pounds! I am trying to savor every moment of our newborn baby because I know he’s going to grow so fast…I’ll soon be packing away the newborn clothes (yes…believe it or not he can wear newborn clothes, I was quite shocked!)

  3. He is beautiful… just perfect. Congratulations and yay for being a family of three! I had my daughter in July 0f 09, and I’m so amazed by her! Being a mom is such a sweet gift from God. Blessings to you and your little family!

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