I said a few weeks back I would do a baby post, and now I’m finally getting around to it! As you may have noticed if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, we had our little boy! He came four days early on December 18th at 8:44am. I am so completely in love all over again! It sounds silly, but I never thought that I would be able to love another as much as I loved my son. Then this beautiful, handsome, cuddly, laid back little guy came into our lives and it was instantly bliss. I fell head over heels. He is perfect in every way. 🙂
My labor was easy..I know, people hate me when I say that, but Ive been really lucky both times. I had been at 4cm for a couple of weeks, so when I woke up at 230 in the morning and started cramping, I knew it was time to go in. 30 minutes later, by 3:00am, my contractions were 10 minutes apart. We got my parents over here to watch our son and headed towards the hospital..stopping for coffee and hot chocolate on the way! haha We were admitted and I was already at 7 cm by 4:00am, with contractions 5 minutes apart. I was still talking through them and hanging out..I continued to contract for a couple hours, ended up getting an epidural, which in hindsight, wasn’t completely necessary, though a godsend for that horrid back labor, and then he was here, within ten minutes. It was perfect and beautiful. And I feel so lucky!
We went home 24 hours later, I felt really good, and we were really itching to get back to our son, so we didn’t feel the need to stay in the hospital for the full 48 hours. We picked our son up from my parents and headed home. The feeling that came over me when I walked into the house with TWO kids, was surreal. It was like suddenly everything had changed, and it came over me that nothing will ever be the same again, in the greatest way possible. All my worries, fears, anxiety, completely washed away, because I had these two wonderful litle boys and an amazing husband, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We have been so lucky. Our son took to the new baby instantly. He is so amazing with him, gentle, loving, caring, helpful..He is constantly giving him kisses and wanting to hold him. We’ve had a few rough moments where hes confused as to why he can’t have my full attention, but we’re working through it, and we were lucky enough that my husband has had the luxury of being home for four weeks. That has been the greatest blessing. He does everything around here right now, and I’m going to cry when he starts up his final semester in two weeks. Once again though, we will work it out 🙂
I am so incredibly blessed to have this amazing, healthy family. The holidays were that much better with this new little boy. I couldn’t ask for anything more..I got a baby for Christmas 🙂
I’m going to try to continue blogging as often as possible, but as you can see, its been a little empty around here the last couple of weeks. Its going to take some time to get into a routine and get back to normal, but please bear with me while I do so. Currently, I’m enjoying cuddling these baby boys more than anything else, and because they grow up so fast, there isn’t anything I would rather be doing than spending time with them. Thank you all so much!! I hope your New Year got started off as wonderful as mine did! 🙂
I also just want to say Congratulations to Rachel and her family! Her sweet little boy arrived two days after mine! Babies everywhere, and its wonderful! Congratulations to her, her husband, and her sweet little girl!