Sunday, June 23, 2013

Baby is here!!! :)

Baby is a BOY!! :)

Baby E is healthy, beautiful and we are doing well. He was born one week ago- just now finding the time to sit down and write. Repeat c-section went well.. so far a much easier recovery than laboring for 24+ hrs first. Nursing is going well so far. Sleep deprivation and managing an active toddler who is adjusting/is especially needy right now are the biggest challenges.

It took a few days for reality to set in that he is really here. That he is ours. That we have the family we always dreamed of, minus our angel(s) who lives in our hearts. He resembles his older brother toddler C, and looks a lot like my baby picture. I can't wait to watch him grow and learn more about his personality. In the meantime, I am enjoying every moment that I get to snuggle him in my arms.

I am so incredibly grateful.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The final countdown

I'm just over 38 weeks pregnant. I don't know where the last several weeks have gone, but I am less than a week away from my scheduled repeat c-section. I can not even believe it!!

About a week and a half ago I hit the point of great physical discomfort. Thankfully I know this is temporary and I feel so fortunate to be expecting a baby, plus the fact that I've been physically feeling pretty good for the last few months.

It has been a different experience in so many ways this time around. I am a bit nervous, but excited too. Mainly I am trying to remain as present and relaxed as possible in these final days.

Thank you so much to anyone who has sent or will be sending positive thoughts my way. I can not tell you how much the support I've received in the blog community  means to me.

Stay tuned for an update coming soon!!!

All the best to everyone.