Remember what I said about being "full and ready" at 2 days past my due date? Ok, fast forward a week and I finally go into labor.
Because that was what my labor was like. For two days. But, as my midwife kept reminding me through this pregnancy, all kids come out sometime and he won't stay in forever. And he didn't!
This little bundle of awesomeness was born at 1:14am on Oct 31 (Yes, Halloween. Also Reformation Day)
Although things took what seemed to be a very long time, I am so happy we were able to birth at home this time around. I felt so much more relaxed being in my own room with just my husband, mom and midwife there. Afterward I was able to curl up in my own bed with my baby and his daddy and zonk out. It was exactly what I needed after the stress of my first son's birth.
Baby C is happy and healthy. We are learning so much about each other every day. The hubby has been able to stay home from work all this week and look after Toddler J which has been amazing and really given me a chance to rest and heal.
Monday will be our first day home just Mommy and the kids. No, I'm not nervous about that at all, why do you ask? (While my inner voice is screaming "Help me!")
And in other news, today is my 30th birthday. Which is a very strange thing to say. I had a list of goals somewhere to complete by now. Some of them are done (like buying a house! that one I had not expected to come true yet), while others remain a dream. One of the reasons they remain a dream is because I've put some stuff on hold to have and take care of my children. And much as I am feeling my age today, and all the things I haven't done yet, I have to look at these boys in amazement and awe and wonder how it is I have been blessed with (and tasked with) raising such smart, fun, beautiful children.
Today I'm going to try to own my birthday, and be satisfied with what I have accomplished. When I think of things I haven't done, I will try to put them in the future - haven't done yet.