Courtney's October Updates
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After a tough start, breastfeeding has improved a ton, and Maverick is almost 4 pounds above his birthweight!
I’ve started to find SOME balance between caring for Maverick and getting work done, so I am now back from my maternity leave 100%.
Things have certainly been crazy since my last update when I shared Maverick’s birth story! Adjusting to life with a newborn as a first-time mother has been more challenging and exciting than I could ever have imagined. My little man is 8 weeks old today, and he has grown and changed SO MUCH. It makes my heart so full, but it also makes me feel like crying! Where on earth did my little baby go?!
Apart from the biggest change of our lives, things have been business as usual! I’m getting so excited for upcoming weddings and birthdays that we get to be a part of. We’re also working hard to get ready for our very first bridal show as vendors! I’m definitely looking forward to the experience, but preparing has been a LOT of work!
As the fall weather is finally rolling in, I’m also thinking ahead to the holidays! Last year, Christian and I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time, and we decided that we’d like to make it a tradition every year. Because it was my first time cooking for a big group (we had in the ballpark of 20 people), I had some help from the moms! After the experience was over, I said I’d need way less help this year. Three days later, I found out I was pregnant! With this little one being here, I’ll probably need some assistance once again! That’s fine with me, though. It’s fun cooking with my mom in my kitchen the way we cooked and baked in hers through the years.
I know that things will only get more crazy, exciting, fun, and challenging as time goes on and our baby boy grows. I’m cherishing this season of life while looking forward to the next.
Christian plays kickball in a recreational league, and Maverick and I have gone to a few games. It’s always fun to go get some fresh air and cheer on the team!
Maverick went to his first Pirates game! We met two other babies who were attending their first games, as well! The rain didn’t put a damper on the experience for us since we had nice seats in the clubhouse where we could go inside to wait it out.
One of my best friends, Megan, is visiting from Orlando, Florida this week. It’s been great to catch up with her, and it was so sweet for her to meet Maverick for the first time!