It's December!! Many of our DDC's babies have arrived but I know some of you are still waiting! Also, seems like we had a batch of "early" babies the end of October and then a lot of "late" babies mid November. Who else went overdue? I was 1.5 weeks late with DS2 who ended up coming out 3 pounds heavier and 3 weeks later than DS1. Kinda glad we're not having any more kids, I could handle birthing a 10 lb 13 oz babe but I would worry the next one would be even bigger!!
Right now little E is cuddling happily with me, DS1 and DH are outside sweeping the deck of fall leaves, and I'm sipping my latte. What a nice morning! BTW, after being away from DS1 for a week, I loooooove hearing his sweet voice calling out "Hey Mama! Come here!!" Can't get enough of it :)
How are all the big brothers and sisters doing with your new LOs? DS is doing great though he does come bouncing close to DS2 a few times a day. Working with him on staying calm around the tiny boy. DS1 loves to "pet" his new brother, look at his toes and fingers, watch him for a minute, and then dash away and play. It's pretty dang sweet. And DS1 wants to nurse a lot more now!
Overall things are going well! DH and I got on each other's nerves on Thursday but then he went back to work on Friday so it all worked out. Being in the NICU for a week sucked but now I"m extremely grateful for my messy but oh so comfortable home, my energetic but delightful toddler, and my supportive but now germaphobic husband ;) Our babymoon week was a week delayed but I'm so happy my tiny boy isn't being poked and can recover peacefully at home.
Also- NICU and really all mamas, my kiddo was only there for a week but do you worry about long term effects from all they went through while there? He's being held almost non-stop now but looking at his tiny heels and seeing all the pokes from blood draws and the spots where he had IV lines in his arms hurts my heart.