Apr 12, 2009

Birth Story to Come...

The newest one arrived this past Wed April 8, at 6:35 AM. 6 lbs 12 oz, 20 in long, blah blah blah. I'm writing up the birth story--which includes a fantastic best-ever home birth but not sitting in the pool--but in the meantime a list of things I love about becoming disenchanted...

--Heartburn instantly and completely gone
--Brushing my teeth and swallowing pills with nary a concern about gagging
--Eating normal sized meals
--Breathing without thinking about it
--My rediscovered bladder capacity
--More normal digestive function in general
--Chocolate
--Massive dry skin relief within hours
--Turning in bed without having to make a plan (unless flanked by children on both sides)
--Sleeping well (makes up for the reduced sleep time)
--Toting around a little football-sized bundle...and being able to set him down for a bit

The last one makes me chuckle a little bit. On Friday night the Cat Daddy and I caught up on our Thursday night TV lineup, so once His Highness was in bed we took the little one downstairs, popped him in the pack & play, and flipped on the TV. I was able to do some much-needed stretching, and then I kicked back & relaxed...for about 2 minutes until I retrieved the kiddo from the pack & play and THEN returned to my seat to kick back & relax. The Cat Daddy grinned knowingly & said, "still can't leave a kiddo down, can you," and doggone it, he's right. The pack mentality must be so firmly ingrained in me that it's become permanent...

6 comments:

EmJ said...

Congrats! Can't wait to hear the story.

IsaacMomma said...

That's great! I'd do the same thing. It's such a short period of time that they allow you to tote them around as you please. All too soon he'll have his own agenda and will decide if he wants to be held or not. Snuggle him close!!

prochaskas said...

Congratulations! And welcome, little guy.

The Nelsons said...

Congrats, hope you are adjusting well to 2 little ones!

bludab said...

Snuggle him as often as you can before he gets to the squirmy stage. And yeah, it does feel funny in the first few weeks to be able to put them down as opposed to just sitting with a giant lump on your tummy. But have fun - there are a few very brief months here when you can go to the bathroom in privacy. Then he'll start crawling just at the time Reese is ready to get into cutting hair with kiddie scissors - and you will never close the door again until they're both in elementary school.Miss you and have lots of fun!

Rebecca said...

love your list! can't wait for the heartburn to be gone!!! Congrats! I want to see more pics of that new little bean of yours!