Saturday, November 17, 2007

2 weeks & 2 days

Sean is 2 weeks and 2 days old today. Where does the time go!? It seems like just yesterday I was still pregnant...yet it seems like I've always been a mommy. I was defiantly meant to be a mommy. It feels so natural. I'm so in love with my little boy. He means the world to me. It's amazing how much you can love someone you just met and are still getting to know. He's not sleeping through the night (I'm not expecting that yet) but he only wakes up once or twice during the night. He normally eats about 10:00-11:00, then wakes up at 2:00-3:00 and then again about 5:00-6:00. He then goes back to sleep until about 8:00. So on days I go to work I only have to get up with him once because I have to get up around 6ish. And I really don't mind the night feedings. As most everyone knows, I'm breastfeeding so at night I just bring him into the bed and feed him laying down. It's a great time to cuddle with him. I LOVE breastfeeding! I love knowing I'm doing the absolute best for him and I love the bonding. I can't even begin to describe the flood of emotions I have every time I feed him. Not to mention what he just started doing...when I have him cradled in my arms feeding him I'll notice he's gazing into my eyes, I will start talking to him and he smiles the biggest grin ever! Sometimes he doesn't swallow first and milk comes pouring out his mouth lol I know this is a real smile. My heart melts every time he does this. He's also started cooing. I love that sound!! He's already growing up so fast! When you hold him at you shoulder he can lift his head and turn it to the other side and back before putting it down. And...he's already starting to out grow some of his preemie clothes. He's in a preemie footed sleeper today and the sleeves are getting to short and there's not any more room for his legs to grow. We may have had a rough start 2 weeks ago but I couldn't be happier!! I love my son and I love being a mommy!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

He’s here!!!

Sean is here!! I went into labor at 12:00 AM on Thursday, November 1, 2007. He was born at 3:16 PM. He weighed 6 lbs 7 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. He was born at Hospital 1. Thursday night he was transported to Hospital 2 for testing and Friday morning had minor surgery done at the Children's Hospital. He then went back to Hospital 2 to the Level Two Nursery. I was released Friday morning from Hospital 1 and got to the Children's Hospital by the time he was getting out of recovery. Peanut was released this morning from Hospital 2. We are home and we're all doing great! I LOVE being a mommy. Nothing beats the feeling of holding your child in your arms. I'm a little biased but he is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen...he's perfect!!

Edit: Sean's complete birth story can be found here.