an amazing birthday gift!

I don't know if it's just me, but doesn't he look older than 5 days? Literally every time I feed him, his looks have changed. He is all sweetness and nice, and really is an extremely mellow baby. He slept through part of his first bath. I didn't think that was possible. He slept for a 4 hour stretch last night, and went right back to sleep after feeding, for another 3 1/2 hours. And he's already 2 oz heavier than his birth weight.

I know I haven't mentioned P much; he's also not in any photos yet because he's had a cold and we haven't been letting him get too close to his brother. Which must be hard to understand when you're two. But he is fantastic, as well.

In case you're curious, I didn't get my VBAC after all, but I am totally okay with it. I might post some more details later, but suffice it to say that after almost four days of labour with very little progress and learning that there's a 30 degree difference in part of my pelvis vs 'the norm', I really think that the doctor and I did everything that we could have to give a valiant effort at the VBAC. After the initial disappointment, I am really, truly, okay with how things went. Of course, the end result is fantastic, and I am feeling really good. Things went so much better than they did with P's birth, I can't even begin to bore you with the details. The best part was that Adam and T stayed with me in the OR and recovery room and T was nursing as soon as I was put back together. And I remember all of the details. For which I am very thankful.

Oh, and happy birthday to me! I am one lucky gal.

Photo courtesy of Adam, of course.


  1. You definitely are! I am living vicariously through you for the moment and loving the details! :)

  2. He is soooo sweet!

  3. Happy Birthday, what a wonderful birthday present, a new little one!

  4. oh boy! He's adorable!
    My 2nd c/s was way better than my first....I cannot believe how much better. When I had Andrew, I remember holding him after he was born, then I can recall not much else until the next afternoon. For Lachlan, I happily have no 'missing' memories...I just kept saying, "I can't remember any of this from last time"
    he is totally adorable!
    happy birthday to you!

  5. Happy Birthday Sherrie for yesterday. Thomas is adorable; he is his own little self and yes you are right, he looks way older than 5 days in that picture. Hoping to meet everyone in a few months when everything settles down.

  6. Oh yes, much older than five days! And so adorable. And oh my, changing so, so fast. I'm so happy you are so okay with his birth. That makes sooo much difference!

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