We are on Day 3 of being home and we are slowly getting into our groove. The nights are rough, but Brandon and I make a good team and are learning what works and what doesn't. :) Colin had his first pediatrician appointment yesterday and had a great visit. We are going back on Wednesday to meet with a lactation specialist that is available in the Dr. office, so we can get some more tips and she can evaluate. Slowly I'm gaining confidence in the nursing department, but I think the special visit will help even more.
My Mom arrives today and we are so excited for our first "family" visit. We've been sending the grandparents videos and photos every day of their grandson, and I'm so excited for one of them to finally meet him in person!
The past few days have been a complete blur but one thing is so true, we are so blessed with such loving friends and family. We had so many offerings of help since Colin has arrived and lots of wonderful deliveries of flowers and treats from friends near and far. Mary Alice and Jessica have even been bringing us homemade dinners for days now which has been a godsend. Lots of wonderful notes and emails and messages from others…all of them are so appreciated and read even though I don't have the time to reply right now. :)
I am so excited to share a slideshow of Colin's birth story. Amber V. arrived at the hospital at 2:30am when I was 7cm dialated, when we thought Colin would arrive within an hour or two. And it turned into a good four hours instead…and she stayed until about 8:30am…what a trooper! Brandon and I keep saying over and over again how glad we are that we documented this. Special hugs and thanks to Amber V. for doing such a wonderful job and for being such a great friend!
The song is by Allison Kraus (it's so wonderful isn't it??), so have your speakers turned on.
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More updates to come…