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On His Due Date

Today was the day my little Pookie was due. I completely expected him to be late or a least closer to his due date, especially since the Pumpkin was ten days late. But not this guy! He is full of surprises already. He was born 5 days early--almost 6 days early. (And thanks so much everyone for your well wishes!!!)

In honor of his due date, I thought I'd write down a few things about having a newborn, in particular this newborn.

I tried to start this post since this morning and have been trying to finish it the rest of the day, but having a newborn means that time frames go completely out the window and what a person wants to accomplish may simply not get done. Hopefully I will get this post out tonight.

We got home from the hospital on Wednesday. The time in the hospital was a blur, and now the time at home has been a blur! What is it about babies that makes time such a blur? Well, until they make even a couple minutes in the middle of the night seem like an eternity. I had a prett…

Announcing the Birth of the Boy!

I'm so happy to announce the birth of my son! He was born Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 12:38 in the morning. He was born by c-section after 19 hours of labor, which begun with my water breaking at 5:30 in the morning, Saturday, June 13. I'm recovering pretty well, but I am exhausted, as is Londo. I will write up the whole birth story at a later date.

He was born weighing 7 lbs 12 ozs, 21.25 inches long. He was born with a bit of brown hair, dark blue eyes, and such an absolutely adorable face and body! He is breastfeeding, pooping and peeing like a champ. He makes the cutest little squeaky noises.

The Pumpkin got to meet him yesterday, and she was thrilled. When she was first brought in, she saw the baby in my arms and said, "Look, Mommy! It's a baby!" I said, "Yes. It's our baby. It's our baby brother." And she excitedly repeated that. A little later, she quite insistently asked to hold him. Londo sat her in his lap and her brother was laid in her …