Monday, June 8, 2009

Now I have a whole new set of issues...

The good news: No more feet in my ribs! No more heartburn! I can reach my feet!
My new set of things to whine about: sore boobs, sore bottom and lack of sleep.

BUT...I get to hold my sweet baby!

Adam Henry was born Sunday morning at 1:50am. He weighed 7lbs, 11oz (same as Ben, couple ounces lighter than Leah...consistency is key!).

The entire delivery went well, starting with contractions at 8pm. I got a wonderful epidural around 11pm, which unfortunately made the pushing part more difficult. Also complicating matters was the fact that Adam decided to come out sunny-side up - which is also known as "the WRONG" way. But despite these two issues, I only had to push for half an hour before meeting our son.

We are tired, but happy. The kids love him, and I've already plotted a location for the daytime bed that will keep Adam out of the most household traffic, and also minimize the amount of sibling smothering.

After a walk in the halls, Ben came back into the hospital room asking "Where my baby?" so I think he's okay. So far.

Leah seemed pretty excited about the whole baby business, and immediately agreed to be Mommy's helper.
A couple of observations about baby Adam:
1. He cries very quickly.
2. Making that crying survivable is that his cry is lower, almost husky - not shrill like Ben's was.
3. He is good at using his pacifier! We popped it in about 2 hours after he was born.
4. Because, ahem, little Adam is an aggressive nurser.
5. Adam likes to be held close...which I will allow for a month or two. Then he's going to have to toughen up and come to terms with the fact that his older siblings need attention, too.
I am such a heartless mommy, I know. But now I have to spread my love three (okay, four, sorry Aaron!) ways! It's going to take me some time to figure out this crazy balancing act.


Joyful Living said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful!

JJ and EJ said...

YAY for pictures!! Oh what a beautiful thing! I will commence spoiling as of Wednesday when we drive through! : )

Blue Castle said...

Oh you are good! Updating Facebook and your blog - very good. :) Little Adam is adorable and such a nice addition to your lovely family.

James of all Trades said...

Congrats you guys! Looking forward to meeting him :)

Lexie said...

Your a great mom Lyz and you know you'll figure out how to spread your love between the 4 of them. Congrats!

Noel said...

Congratulations. When you weren't at church on Sunday, there was some speculation that you might be birthing.

J&H said...

So cute! I love the family photos!

Valerie said...

He looks like a sweetie! I love the picture of you and Leah and him. So cute! Let me know if you need anything! I could take the kids for a day or something. Don't be afraid to call!

Ruth said...

yay for posting pics! now put down the computer and squeeze that baby!

Lyz said...

Thanks everyone! Adam has been getting lots of attention (don't worry, Ruth!). I think the same photos will be here and Facebook - too much work to put different photos up. So I'm going to be lazy, folks. But I think you'll forgive me.

Posts may be a little light too, but I have so much fresh material!

Terri V said...

at least you got an epidural I wanted one so bad