I am back sort of. YES~ I had a baby! She is lovely! She was born at 1:13am August 2nd, 2008. She was 8 lbs 11 oz (I KNOW - much bigger the midwife thought she would be and as big as her big brother was and he was 14 days late - she was only five... can you imagine if we waited???) and 20-1/2 inches in length. She left the hospital at 8 lbs 8 oz and was 8 lbs 4 oz at the check on Monday. She is likely back up to fighting weight judging by her eating schedule. She is beautiful and amazing and I am so grateful to have her here with us. Her official name is Marisa Kaela but she shall hence forth be known as Miss Pancake!
M is adjusting. He has had a few freak outs mostly surrounding my inability to be there for him as usual. He is TOTALLY AMAZING with Miss Pancake. He kisses and hugs her. He gets her toys and the paci (that she WON'T take) and asks about her first thing each morning.
I had a minor sobbing break down this morning because my chest is horribly sore. This is not due to a bad latch - it is just me. I know this will go away and I keep telling myself this but man between the sore chest, the uterus contractations, the pain where they had the stupid IV, and my girlie region hemorriods and all - I am hurting (BUT very happy) gal!
I promise to work on the birth story as I remember it. Molly the doula said she would get us her version next week when she gets back from a work shop she is attending. I will post that too. It is always interesting to read what she writes and what I remember.
Oh can I just say K is the most amazing wonderful loving and kind husband ever. He was amazing in the hospital during the entire birth process. I held his hand this time the WHOLE time and he was awesome. We have been splitting equal time with Miss Pancake in terms of getting as much sleep as possible. It is going well but you know it is only day five I am sure there will be moments.
Some photos for you to enjoy: