Maddox has now been in the world for four weeks, and having him in our home has been an absolute dream. My family has always had a very strong bond, but his energy has filled our home with a whole new dynamic. Our love has changed and grown even stronger than before.
There is no way to describe all that a mother feels for her child, but it is endless – unconditional and forever. You are so proud at any given moment about anything your kids do. They eat: you rejoice; they smile: you melt; they poop: and you praise. You’re watching the evolution of a person starting at the very beginning, and you feel so honored to witness every step they take.
To see my daughter Weslie show Maddox so much undivided attention and devotion has made me really proud. Weslie truly loves and cares for her brother, and they share such a unique bond. She has already changed a diaper by herself and helps hold him if he needs a bit of comfort. They stare into each other’s eyes like they already know they are gonna be such good friends.
My husband Stephen is just the sweetest dad. So attentive and caring. He wants to be hands-on through it all, which I love and appreciate so much. He helps tremendously through the night hours. We have agreed on shifts, but even when it’s not his shift he comes along to make sure I’m okay, even by simply rubbing my back while I feed Maddox. Stephen hasn’t really slept in the four weeks since Maddox has been home. Bless his heart. He just stares at our new son the whole night to make sure he’s okay. But Maddox is already sleeping in the night, 4 – 5 hours at a time. What a blessing.
Stephen has not only made sure that our baby is cared for, but he engages and gives personal time to both myself and Weslie. We have made a schedule for each week that slots date nights for us as a couple, and time for each of us with each of the kids individually. We think it’s so important that everyone feels they are getting the individual attention we all deserve. At times it might feel exhausting, but we feel it’s worth it.
We all feel so happy and grateful for our health and love. Maddox has reminded me of the importance of time at home, and has brought a sort of calmness to my madness. I have always been a person brimming over with energy. I’m constantly on the move, pushing forward and onward, which I believe to be a wonderful quality; but he has brought out a softer side and a contentment in me that helps to balance my emotions. I have a constant smile on my face and I am able to enjoy and live in each moment because of him. He has already brought so much joy into our home, and I am looking forward to a lifetime of memories that our family will share.
I want to send a special thank you to all of you for your support and love for us during this time. Our family can feel the endless love and it helps us through our days. Thanks again and sending the same love back into your homes.
– Allison Holker Boss