Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dustin Jack Rice

This little man is the love of my life! (Besides my amazing husband of course.) He was born April 14 at 10:52 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs and 10 oz. He is a wide-eyed observer, grunts all the time, smells like heaven, cuddles so sweetly, and he seldom cries-- and usually it's only because he's hungry. Being a mother is what I've been waiting and preparing for all my life. Everyone has that dream of what they want to be when they grow up, and mine was to be a mom and have my own family. And I think I'm a little out of my league-- this has been the most humbling change and I have a LOT to learn. Even so, I could never articulate how blessed I feel and how truly joyous each day is. My house is filled with Jack's sweet presence and there's nothing that could ever replace or duplicate that. The minute I met him, I felt like I have known him forever. Nothing is better than this!

Jack's delivery was super fast, thankfully! That made for a really special feeling in the room, besides the moments when RJ would bolt out of the room at the sight of a needle. Poor guy. He likes to say he "kept it G-rated." Which he did. More power to him, I wouldn't be able to watch that either! There's a reason you can't see it!

Bath time is daddy time at our house, and both my boys love it. Jack is hilarious, the minute he hears the water filling up in his "tub," he knows he's seconds away from relaxed bliss-- and as soon as his skin hits the warm water he's gone into some mental paradise and just lays there, staring off into the distance. I think he'd take a bath forever if he could. And RJ loves it, too, because it's their time to hang out. I feel bad for RJ that he has to work all day. I think I've got the best job in the world at home with Jack! And who doesn't love that cute hippo towel?! Thanks MacKenzie! We use it all the time! Oh, and for those of you who wanted baby bump pictures, here's one. But it's slightly more than a bump. I think a better word would be mountain.

I like him on the outside better.