The morning of January 30th I woke up to what I thought was just a braxton hicks contraction… I figured I’d just get up and take a shower to get the day started. While I was showering I noticed the cramp type pains kept coming. After I finished getting ready I woke my husband up and told him “I think I’m in early labor” so, we used our handy labor app to start timing the contractions. By about 8:30 am we realized I was in active labor… I had either slept through or skipped early labor. Things progressed and 14 hours later I had a healthy baby boy in my arms. Labor was undoubtably one of the toughest things I have ever done. There were certainly times I thought “I can’t do this” but somehow you pull your last bit of strength from your toes to push. Once that baby is on your chest you realize you are way stronger than you ever thought and you did something amazing! It’s one of the most exhilarating experiences ever. Baby boy had some serious gas issues and my milk did not get the memo about coming in on time but once we got that cleared up things were just like I imagined. Sleepless nights, amazing naps, less showers than I would like, and SO. MANY. DIAPER. CHANGES!
Say hello to Avery. Born January 30th at 11:09 pm, weighing 8.5 pounds and 21.5 inches long.
Avery pretty much came out alert and curious. Even though he is only 3 months old, he seems to think he can do everything… hold his head by himself, try to hold his own bottle, and no matter how many times I try to do tummy time with him he promptly rolls over. I feel like I am seeing the world for the first time with him. He has brought us so much happiness I can’t believe we lived without him. It is honestly the best thing in the world doing everything with a baby. Don’t get me wrong… we have had our challenging days (those first 5 were like no other) and sometimes you are just counting down the hours until Dad gets off work so you can have some time to fold the laundry without any interruptions but I wouldn’t change it for anything! I was totally meant to be his Mom.