little C decided to join our family last week!
official stats are 7lb 8oz, 20in long, born at 38 weeks exactly. he waited until the snow and ice had cleared a bit before coming, good boy! he arrived a week earlier than his siblings did, so this last week has felt a bit like a dream to me.
lots of people told me third babies can be unpredictable, and his labor turned out to be a bit of that. it started slowly but ended with a super quick transition and delivery – the whole labor was about 14 hours but the part that felt like strong labor was only the last hour or two, and boy was that intense! i’m happy to have given birth naturally again, and i’m so very grateful he played along.
Em is looooving being a little mama to him. she couldn’t be happier to have a baby in the house and wants to help all the time. it’s so fun.
O loves him too but, you know, 3 year olds are more concerned with whether mom and dad are still there for THEM, which we’re sensitive to. all in all, though, the transition to three has been pretty smooth so far! my husband has been home which is great, and we sure do love snuggling and relaxing with this little guy. he’s pretty sweet.
posting around here will be sporadic for a while, needless to say – it took me a few hours just to write this and i ended up writing most of it with a baby sleeping on my arm. i did a TON of nesting sewing before he was born though, so that will filter through here and there.
also, thank you all soooo much for the sweet comments on my polka dot sherpa coat – they were so nice to read and i appreciated them all, just haven’t gotten a chance to reply! ahhhhhh babies.
back to snuggling!!