Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chet is here!

Wow, I'm a mom! So crazy, I still can't believe it. The labor and delivery went well, fast and extremely painful (no drugs! :\ ). Chet was 2 weeks late, so I had to be induced. I'll spare the details, but give you the stats:
Born 11:09pm on December 29th, 2012, Chet weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 19" long.

The last 4 weeks have been a complete whirlwind, and I am still delirious from the lack of sleep and emotionally exhausted from the difficulties breastfeeding. But one look at my little man makes it all worth it. Here's a few pics:

1 week old:

3 weeks old:

I never understood why parents no longer had any time. But now I know. When you nurse every 2-3 hours, and it takes about 45-60 minutes to nurse, you only have about 1-2 hours in between feedings to get anything done, including sleep. And when the longest you've slept at any given time is 1-3 hours for weeks and weeks... well, I'm sure you can imagine the deliriousness. But enough complaining... I mean, look at that precious face! I can't thank my family and friends enough for all the help we've received: meals cooked, errands run, tips given, house cleaned. We are truly blessed to have such a loving community. I am indeed a happy lady.