Hmmmm how do I start. We are so pleased and in love with our new little addition to the family. I had almost forgotten how I could love someone so much, so immediately. Holding a brand new baby in your arms is the closest thing to Heaven you will ever get on this earth! I am loving life! And I will admit I am LOVING not being pregnant anymore. I was turning into an angry unhappy person there for a bit, now I am back to my normal happy self and feeling great! The girls have handled the baby really well. None of them are jealous, and they are very understanding of the time Jack requires, they are very loving and protective of him too. They make sure EVERYONE sanitzes their hands before touching him, even me. When we brought Jack home, they just sat and stared at him for about an hour, Addy kept smelling him and then said "Wow mom's belly must have smelt really good!"
Here is a quick version of the labor story incase I ever start to forget it. I got my membraines stripped on Thursday (a week before my due date), of course I thought it would work so I cleaned the whole house, but nothing happenned, I was sooooo dissapointed. The doc then stripped me again Saturday morning and nothing seemed to be happenning again, (even though the doc was pretty sure it was going to work the first time). I decided to take the kids and some of their friends to the park later that afternoon to get my mind off things. I started having very small non painful contractions at the park. I would have thought nothing of it except they were every 5 minutes for a couple of hours, since I tested positive for "Strep B" (which means you need to have 4 hours worth of antibiotics intravainiously at the hospital before you deliver) we thought we would head in to the hospital early. When we got there they monitered me for an hour before deciding to keep me, shortly after that (still not feeling much pain), the Anethestist came in and said he had to do another surgery soon so he needed to give me my epidural right then. My epidural was in before I even had a single "painful" contraction. A couple hours later they broke my water.........yada yada yada two good pushes and he was out! Honestly I was a little dissapointed at the lack of pain I felt, I was worried Mike wouldn't be proud of me like he usually is. But of course he still was. It was a beautiful moment seeing our baby boy for the first time. Basically his head popped out and he was crying before the rest of his body even came out. They had me nursing him probably 2 minutes after he was born. I nursed him before they even weighed him and he did so wonderful! Anyway theres the story, maybe not quit as short as I meant for it to be, but thats ok.
I can't even begin to express the beautiful feelings that have been felt this past week. Having children is pretty awesome because you finally realize how much your parents love you. I don't think there is any way for you to understand how much and how deeply you are loved until you experience parenthood for yourself. It's a pretty cool thing. My mom came to stay for 4 days, I don't know what I would do without her! She's the best. My husband has been so sweet and helpful too. Having babies is pretty fun because you fall in love with your husband all over again too. I couldn't have wished for a better husband and father. Sorry I am so mushy, its just the way I'm feeling. I'll be done now. There's the story. We love our Jack!