Wednesday, June 15, 2011

40 weeks!

Since the little one is napping and I am eating breakfast, I thought it only fitting I post on Fischer's due date. Today I would have been 40 weeks pregnant. I am in the middle of writing my birth story and will post it soon. I will tell you that it was long since my water broke before labor started and it just dragged on and on. I spent 4 hours pushing which should have only taken a few pushes according to my midwife but we did not know his head was coming out sideways. Ouch, but I did it not natural but vaginal and that is all I could ask for. It was his birth and it was still beautiful. I don't regret one second of how is birthday happened.

We are all doing really well. My recovery is happening very quickly, yesterday all the swelling was gone and I felt a ton better. Fischer took to breast-feeding wonderfully after the first day. My milk came in on Day 2 and he is eating it up. He sleeps about 2 to 3 1/2 hours at night with little fuss to go back down. As soon as his Daddy swaddles him he is back out. We are loving every single nano second of being parents. Our journey to our baby has ended and now we begin a journey with our baby.

Best Moment of the week: Duh, meeting my son for the first time, okay and the final push. The moment she laid him on my chest I was in love. He didn't even cry just gave a little whimper.

Epiphany of the week: I always knew this to be true, but my husband is the best. He will be the best father to Fischer. He loves swaddling him himself and laying with him chest to chest. 

Entertaining question/comment of the week: My midwife checks me because I told her I felt I was ready to start pushing. Sure enough she checks and his head is right there, about an inch for crowning. She keeps telling me throughout pushing that he is almost here just a few more pushes and finally I said, "you said that 3 hours ago!". They all just laughed and kept on encouraging me.

Obsessions: Kissing ever inch of his perfect little body.

What I am most looking forward to this week: Spending our days together as one little happy family.
What I miss the most: Nothing.

Symptoms: The swelling from my feet and legs has almost completely gone away. Of course my nipples are tender but not too bad, at least they aren't cracked and bleeding.

Milestones: I think this one is obvious - becoming a MOMMY!

Early labor phase - sucking on a Dum Dum pacing the halls

Where's the milk, Mom?

I think this is the most beautiful face I have ever seen!

Our view from the recovery room, sometimes I really love Florida

6 lovely notes from friends:

Danielle June 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

WOW! Beautiful baby, beautiful view...can't wait to read the birth story. Congrats on the newest addition to your family. :) look amazing in that first picture...what a great family photo.

Anonymous,  June 15, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

CONGRATS!! I love the name and he is so cute! Can't wait to read your birth story.

kkasun June 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

He is SOOO cute!

Wow, I am jealous of that view!

Gina June 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

He is so adorable! Congrats! I am so jealous you were allowed to have a dum dum..they told us NOTHING is allowed but ice chips! I can't eat after midnight Sunday and I may just go crazy lol. I can't wait to hear the birth story and I am insanely jealous of the FL view!

valentina June 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

Congratulations on his arrival!!! Looks like you are all doing very well!

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