Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Well, we made it through the first week and what week it has been. Preparing for Connor’s arrival brought with it a lot of reading books, articles and talking to friends and family that have gone down this path before. However, while I got some great advice, nothing I was told compared to what it was really like.
Standing next to Kristin during the birth, listening to the heart rate drop, and watching the nurses storm our room with a sense of urgency, was something that I was not prepared for. My knees went weak and I felt my stomach begin to turn. It wasn’t until the doctor came in and took full control of the situation, looked me in the eye, and reassured me, that I felt confident in what was happening.
The first time I held my baby boy was a moment that is indescribable. It was by far one of the greatest moments of my life. I knew right then and there that from then on out my life is going to be filled with more joy than I can handle. He wasn’t even an hour old and I was already planning our first trip to Fenway.
So, we have been home an entire week now and it has been interesting. Our poor little guy has been dealing with jaundice so it has been a week full of Pediatrician visits and biliblankets. Inconvenient, yes, but Connor’s wellbeing is first and foremost. Unfortunately for us, there are many side effects of jaundice that have made for some extra challenges. Connor’s appetite has been sporadic, and by sporadic I mean he has the desire to cluster feed from 2am-7am. It seems every hour he is up trying to get mommy’s attention to tell her he is ready to feast. Lots of eating leads to lots of diaper changes (that’s my job; I figured it’s the least I can do). Needless to say, that makes for little sleep. Strangely, I find myself not minding having the extra duties, Connor is more than worth it.
All in all, it has been a challenging week but above all it has been the most amazing week of my life. If this week is any indication of how things are going to be from here on out I consider myself to be one of the luckiest individuals alive.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday: 4:30am... WAKE UP! I have already done an early morning post on waking up early, so let me get on with the story.
Daddy went over to look at him and Connor reached out and immediately grabbed his hand. Tim was hooked.
Our first family portrait.
Finally in my post-delivery room. Content as could be!
This is only day one. We accepted many visitors that night and the outpouring of love and well wishes we received via text messages, phone calls, facebook, and visits touched us more than you could know. I am so blessed to have such amazing family and friends and Connor can't wait to meet you all. Thank you for your kindness, everyone, we really appreciate it. I will soon put together a thorough album on facebook with all of our amazing pictures. This was just a taste.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tim and I with our cake!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Here are the new and improved stats:
Dilation: 2 Cent
I call that progress!!
I can't believe it's all coming to a close. I went shopping yesterday with Mom for some last min things I hadn't gotten yet and I really felt it gave me some assurance that I am well prepared. I've had major contractions today, but of course not the right kind although super uncomfortable! I'm ready for these practice contractions to be the real thing....well kind of. I say that now, but certainly won't be saying it at the time they come! The school is throwing my shower this Wednesday and I certainly hope I make it to that day. We will see!!