Soren Martin arrived via c-section on Sunday December 11th at 6:29am, 9 lbs 2 oz & 21 inches
As with most things having to do with parenting, his delivery went nothing like how I had envisioned...this being my last baby I held on to the idea of trying a more natural approach. Well, as natural as one can be at a hospital, that is! As it often does, life had other plans. During labor I developed a fever of 102 & it quickly became clear that little one would be much better off making a speedy exit. We made the decision to go ahead with a c-section... I wish it had gone differently, but having him here healthy & happy was the ultimate goal. My recovery has been much slower than I would like, but each day is a little better.
|Quinn got to come visit during our 5 day hospital stay.|
There are some things I remember so well about having a newborn...
... the magic warmth of having him sleep on my chest
... the unique & wonderful smell of freshly washed baby-head
... how easy it is to sit & just watch him... marveling at all that is possible for a new little soul
And other things I had forgotten...
... the zombie state that sets in after weeks on end of only 2 hour stretches of sleep
... cracked nipples
... the way they sometimes breathe in little bits & spurts, with long pauses that make a Mama's heart stop for a moment
|Going home finally!|
We are slowly settling into a routine... the big brothers are taking their job very seriously. They are so excited to teach him everything... how to ride a scooter, how to color, how to make Mom's head pop off... they are a bit disappointed that all he does now is eat, sleep & poop. But I swear Soren flashes a big smile when he hears the voice of his big brother Remy.
Little one is waking up... more pix coming soon!