Sunday, September 03, 2006

B + 4 days

I can't tell you all how much your support has meant to me - your good wishes and thoughts leading up to my c-section, and congratulations on Ant's birth have been so appreciated, even though I haven't been able to tell you so individually. You guys rock!

We decided to come home from the hospital yesterday, one day early, rather than staying until today. I'm feeling pretty good - still in some pain (laughing is a REALLY bad idea!) and *very* slow-moving, but we didn't feel like we were getting anything from being in there, for either me or Antony, that we couldn't do just as well for ourselves. And being home meant no having to call and wait half an hour for pain meds, no having a nurse burst into the room, be told we were napping, and still throwing on every light in the place and talking at the top of her lungs. No vital sign checks every x hours,sleeping or not. We had kept Ant in the room with us the whole time, he'd only been separated from us for a grand total of ~1.5 hours for his bath, hearing test, PKU screen and weight checks, so we're comfortable that we can manage.

I walked out of the hospital room (if you can call my snail's pace walking!), with M carrying Ant in his car seat. He left us sitting in the lobby while he went to get the car, and that's when it really hit me. This is our baby boy we're bringing home!!!

All in all, we're doing fabulously. He has taken to the boob like a champ, and sleeps really soundly in between feedings, so we're even managing to get enough sleep ourselves to feel halfway human. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, but hoping that it doesn't.

He is such an amazing little creature, I could watch him for hours on end. I know it's just involuntary muscle movement, but I even got a little smile this morning, which just melted me into a puddle on the floor.

I'm still working on his birth story (3 pages long and going strong!) and will post that and a pic or two soon. :-)

11 comments:

Emma B said...

It sounds like things are going just as well as could possibly be hoped -- I'm delighted (and a little jealous) to hear you're doing so well with your boy!

DD said...

I just got an immense sense of satisfaction in updating your blog to "Mommies".

S. said...

Congrats! It's good to hear that things are going well. :)
I'm very anxious to read all about it. Until then, take care!

Leigh said...

Congratulations! I've been away all weekend and just got back to read the news. I'm so thrilled to hear tha all went well and that you have a beautiful new son! It's been such a joy to follow you through your pregnancy here -- with me now about four months behind! I'm looking forward to hearing more about the next phase of motherhood! Congratulations and blessings to all three of you!

Dooneybug said...

Congratulations!! You sound like you are doing great. That's awesome that you got to leave early. I wish I would have done that, I was so tired of the nurses.

So happy for you and your new little family! Can't wait to see those photos and read your birth story.

Liz said...

Glad things are going well. Can't wait to read the story and see some pics. CONGRATS!!!!!

Thalia said...

Nico I'm so sorry I blanked on this and missed the announcement last week. Congratulations to all of you, it sounds as if things went swimmingly!

Pamplemousse said...

Congrats to you and your new family!!

dana said...

Nico, I've been practically stalking your blogspot, eagerly awaiting your birth story. Sheesh, you'd think you'd just had a baby or something...

and of course:

Congratulations!!!

Watson said...

Oh yay yay YAY! I didn't check in over the long weekend, but was just treated to the good news.

It made my afternoon!

I can't wait to read the birth story. Congratulations, it all sounds amazing.

fisher queen said...

Welcome home!