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.

18 comments:

JJ said...

Welcome to the world Baby J!!!

Shelby said...

Congratulations!! Welcome Baby J!

Meghan said...

Congrats!! Welcome Baby J!!!!

Leah said...

Congratulations! So happy for you guys, baby J (and bigger J).

ultimatejourney said...

Congratulations!

Kami said...

Congrats! Such happy news. Have you had much assistance with the breastfeeding? Is there a lactation consultant or La Leche League around? I hope that starts to work for you.

In the meantime, it is nice to hear the little one is in your arms.'

B said...

HHuuuuuuugeee congratulations to you all. You must be thrilled. Like you say, a tough road to here, but I bet it all feels worth it now!

Welcome to the world Baby J.

stacyb said...

wow and yippee and fantastic!!!!!
congratulations.

Welcome baby J.

Summer said...

Congratulations!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Congrats!

Foreverhopeful said...

Oh my gosh Congratulations!!! So happy for you guys. I hope your milk comes in soon. And continued prayers for J to transition with the new family and baby.

Janna said...

WELCOME TO THE WORLD BABY J!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Daisy said...

How wonderful!! Congrats!!

My Reality said...

Huge congrats!!

Lea Bee said...

welcome earthside baby J! and congrats mama!!!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Welcome Baby J and congrats Mom and Dad!

Karen said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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