Friday, April 12, 2013

Worth the Wait.

{...and the nausea, exhaustion, weekly-turned-bi-weekly doctor visits, etc...}

He's here, he's here! 
{Mom & Baby Boy on our first morning together.}

{T III & T IV cuddle with Dad's nearly 32 year old coming home from the hospital blanket.}

{Last pregnancy photo the night before I went into labor. I think he knew what was happening & was extra cuddly.}
TGN IV decided he was ready to see the world and made his debut 2 weeks early, March 22, 2013. We are over the moon with our new addition. He was born at 2:10 AM & was 6 lbs 14 oz, 20.5" long. Today we celebrate 3 weeks of being a family of 3 humans & 1 furry big brother. 

{Pete is a doting big brother}

I absolutely love being a mom & have fallen even more in love with my husband watching him be a dad. My brother in law said it best on a recent visit; that we looked tired yet incredibly happy. And we are. Don't get me wrong, the transition is a challenge. I couldn't imagine going at this alone & feel blessed to have such a strong support system to help us acclimate. 

I honestly believe that nursing has been the hardest thing I've ever done & being exhausted on top of recovering from child birth doesn't make it any easier. At the start of week 3 I finally decided that I need to let my mother's intuition take over and do what my gut tells me. I had to stop comparing myself to everyone else & had to stop the information overload. It's easy to get overwhelmed & have tunnel vision. We are getting more comfortable with the process & each other and it gets easier every day. I am extremely thankful for my twitter friends who have been there in the middle of the night to help with a little support or to answer questions. 

We're settling in & loving our new normal. I look forward to ramping back up my little corner of the interwebs with our adventures.  Cheers to our new addition, spring, & a fresh start!

{Blue Steel.}


Sweet Simplicity said...

Congratulations!! He is a doll!

Heather said...

Congratulations! He is SO darling and looks really cuddly. :)

Laura S. said...

Hey! Glad to see you guys are getting your grove. I feel the same way about nursing, that s%*& is HARD!! I did the same thing, stopped listening to everyone else or what the internet "said" and starting doing what I thought was best of us. Makes for a much happier baby & mommy.

Kate said...

Yay! Congratulations. What a handsome guy! And I love big brother Pete sitting by the bed :)

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Congratulations! So precious. I love the shot of big brother Pete guarding his bed.

Nat said...

Congrats!! He is such a precious little guy! Just do what's right for you and baby boy and don't worry about what anyone says. It's a learning curve just take it one day at a time

Jess said...

Congratulations! He is precious and you look amazing!

At least I'm skinny said...

Congrats! I totally saw you in Old Navy yesterday but was terrified to say something!

Also, I had no makeup on but the blush I had just tried on at Sephora so I felt like I looked mega weird.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Know I'm a little late to the party, but congrats! He's simply adorable!