So, hi guys! He’s HERE! The new baby is HERE! He was born on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at 7:37pm. According to astrological charts, the nurses told me, he’s a Libra. But, some would argue that he’s actually a Libra/Virgo — on the cusp. Either way, it’s a good thing, you see. Because I’M a Virgo, and I really didn’t want him to be strictly a Virgo because it’s tough being a Virgo and OMIGOSH I’m so tirelerd!
Yeah! He’s here. He’s ACTUALLY HERE! And, he’s adorable and THUPER sweet!
I don’t know how I’m even writing right now, to tell you the truth. I can’t feel the tips of my right-hand fingers AT ALL. Hopefully, that preggers carpal tunnel symptom is dunzo SOONZO! PLUS, I was up ALL NIGHT last night doing this:
FEED. CHANGE DIAPY. FEED. BURP. PUT IN CRIB. PICK UP. FEED. CHANGE DIAPY. FEED. BURP. PUT IN CRIB. PICK UP. FEED. CHANGE DIAPY. FEED. BURP. PUT IN CRIB….PICK UP….FEED….CHANGE….ETC.
Finally, PUT IN CRIB lead to STAY IN CRIB. After TWO HOURS. And, he woke up 45 minutes later to start the cycle all over again….
14 hours. Not bad, not bad. But, it was 14 hours of drama. Of baby’s dipping heartrate, mom on oxygen, posterior position, testing baby’s oxygen RUN RUN RUN!!!, of PUSH HIM OUT NOW or we’re doing a C-section, and of cord. around. neck.
He came out a little blue — normal. And, he was in total shock. But,
he looked at me. As soon as they passed him over to me, all bundled and
clean, he looked at me. In my eyes. I’ll never forget it. Instant
recognition, connection. Instant love. “I love you,” I said, “I love you I love you I love you!”
7 pounds. My little guy was 7 pounds exactly when he arrived. And, he was born at 7:37,
on September 23, 2007. I love 7…. I love my lucky little man….
Why was I so BIG-preggers if he was average size, you ask? Because he is LO-HO-HONG!!! And, I have the shortest waist! He’s a long boy. Long and lean, like his mamma (hee…! ahem!).
My friends, THANK YOU for sharing this incredible, emotional, difficult, challenging, joyous, and ultimately rewarding experience with me. I can’t tell you how much your support, friendship and encouragement helped and inspired me through all the aches, pains, nausea, swelling, exhaustion, the RUDE comments!, the weighty cravings, etc., etc.!
If you miss me as much as I’ll miss you, come visit me at THE CHEATY MONKEY — where I’ll spill more deets about the labour and delivery (I’m still too tired to recap it fully), and continue to document my thoughts and experiences as a MOM of TWO! Yikes!
Of course, if you want gossip, you must CHECK IT — at THE CHEATY GOSSIP!
Thank you so much again, my friends!