henry atkin ward.
born january 15, 2013
simply put - this baby is perfection. we're all having so much fun with him. he's delightful. healthy, happy and he smells like heaven. the c-section went well, i will go into that story another time. i just want to remember and point out that the whole experience was easier than mikey's. no NICU stays, no nurses that i wanted to kill, no NICU stay, even getting up out of bed the first time was much more pleasant, no NICU stay. did i mention he didn't go to the NICU? that part really means a lot to me.
my parents were both here til sunday and then my mom had to go home. boo. we miss her. i've got my dad for another day or two. he's a huge help with mikey and the rest of us. i feel like we've got a personal servant running around taking care of all of us. he's even gotten my car washed and just this morning he went down in the frigid cold and washed windows on the car. i cried when neddie left, and i'll cry when my dad leaves, too. they're moving out here soon though - i keep reminding myself of that and it makes it a little better.
i'm recovering well. i feel good about where i am and what i can do and how i feel compared to how many pain killers i'm on. [i'm trying to cut out the perky right now and just do motrin... we'll see how that works. so far so good - no perky since last night... once my dad leaves i might have a little relapse.]
henry sleeps and eats and poops and pees. if you're lucky, you'll catch a dreaming smile. he's lovely. his little cry, though we don't hear it too often is fierce when it happens. we're learning quickly that henry is more of a pee-er than mikey was. last night, henry peed over his own head and as it lost strength, all over his own face. luckily he was about to get a tubby. this morning he got himself and mikey, which prompted a "holy crap" out of mikey. he lost 11% of his birth weight before we left the hospital, but we went to the dr to get his weight checked yesterday & he's gaining now. not quite up to birth weight, but making good progress. we don't have to wake him up anymore in the night. last night - he slept for a little over 4 hours before he wanted to eat again. i'll take that.
[photo taken by my nephew, connor... i think he's inherited the photog talent from his mom!]
henry is one week old today. why does it have to go so fast? why couldn't pregnancy go this fast? yes, i'm more than thrilled to be done being pregnant. we're all adjusting nicely... if we can get mikey's new little cold to go away and have him resting better. he's been a little naughty towards pretty much anyone besides henry the last few days. i don't love that part. but i know he's adjusting and tired and a little sick. i feel really sympathetic for him until he hits my dad and then i want to kick his little behind. :)