It's taken us just a little over 3 weeks, but we just might have a name for him too!
We've been calling him Feather for the last 3 weeks since he was born. Chloe suggested the name because he was sooooo sooofffftttt. He was born 6:19pm on December 26th at Women's Hospital where he was welcomed by Kevin, the kids, my mom and my dear friend Lindsay who not only photographed the birth, but also assisted as a midwife throughout my labour.
I didn't think I would or could miss this belly, but I do on occasion
We are an unstoppable team. This labour thing is "old hat"
My Doctor broke my waters at 2pm hoping to have this baby in the same two hour period that I had Chloe when they broke my waters. With only a few mild contractions throughout the first two hours, it was suggested that we induce with oxytocin. This was not the route I had planned for. After having them attempt to hook me up to the IV and missing my vein, I opted for some time and space in which I let go of my anxiety and nervousness and courageously embraced my inner ability to get my contractions started. After a quick snack and my newfound energy, I got my contraction rolling and after about 2 hours, my little baby boy was born!
My darling husband
Big Brother Momo gently feeling his newborn baby brother's tiny tiny toes
Big Sister Chloe conceding to the fact that she has a little brother instead of the little sister she had been hoping for. Even at the tender age of 4, she couldn't help but fall in love despite not getting what she wanted.
A joyful ME, so happy, relieved and proud of myself for getting through labour one last time and so grateful for a healthy little baby to fall in love with.
We stayed for two nights in a tiny corner room where we were virtually left on our own as veterans to enjoy our peaceful time alone with Baby before heading back home to chaos.
Feather has been a gem. He is the best little baby of them all. He sleeps so much compared to the other two, allowing me to accomplish tidying and cleaning the mountains of mess that spread like wildfire between the juggling of school schedules, meals, toys, and renovations. The nights, so far, have been a breeze with only a couple of feedings a night and once he is done he goes right back to sleep. I never have to get out of bed to walk or bounce him around for hours on end. He is the sweetest most darling little guy!
Our first Family Photo from New Year's Eve
2015 is off to a beautiful start!
Looking forward to the joy this year has to bring!