Sunday, April 13, 2008

Baby J is finally here!

Hi Everyone,

Exciting news on the CE front - Baby J is finally here! He arrived on April 7th via C section after induction. He was born at 9.5 lbs and 21 inches long. I am fine, recovering well - no issues to report. Baby J is great! He is a happy baby and loves his mommy and daddy.

The visitors have all come by and home life seems to be calming down quite a bit. Yesterday we went to Baby J's Dr and to breakfast and today to Target to pick up a few things. So we are getting out of the house for a couple of hours at a time which is nice. I am anxious to go out on my own, but TM is not having it quite yet. I am not supposed to life anything heavier than the baby - so the baby in the car seat is out. I'll let you know when I break this rule (its bound to happen in the next couple of days or so).

One item of concern - my milk has not yet come in. I have been pumping every time the baby eats for the last couple of days but no milk yet. My back is hurting today and I generally feel like crap (I have felt great since Monday) so hopefully this is a good sign. I really want to breastfeed and it is not happening yet so that is frustrating. We have been formula feeding up to this point - the Dr told us that it was not a good idea to wait until my milk comes in due to Baby J's size. He is hungry and wants to eat. I am not opposed to bottle feeding but would like for it to be breastmilk not formula.

J is doing ok with the transition - not great. I'll have to post on that later. We are working really closely with the counselor and hopefully he'll work through everything going on with him.

I can't believe that this day finally came - I never believed that this could ever happen after the last couple of years.....This has been such a difficult road, but here we are. Amazing.