Today was a busy day at Chez Wacky Auntie! It entailed an early morning dash to the hospital, then a few hours wait, a Denny's breakfast (actually, not half-bad...I was ravenous). More waiting, bit of knitting and then he was here!!
Name still under negotiation but that's fine. He's so adorable we don't need a name yet. It was love at first sight and the feeling's mutual! See, he took one look at me and smiled!
Yes...an honest to goodness smile. At me, his beloved Auntie! (I refuse to believe it was gas...it was not gas...it was a smile...really it was!). See he did it again later on,
He knows which side his cupcake is frosted on! And that Auntie is so cool he can't wait for his first playdate! ;)
Labor a bit longer than with my Niece (but that wasn't hard seeing hers was all of 45 minutes active labor!). Sis did fantastic! So well the nurses were not convinced she was in "real" labor! I recognized the tell-tale signs (moans, grimaces, heavy breathing, a few curse words popping out...) and knew things were getting fast and furious...even if the nurses were still gabbing about sending her home! What? Send her home when the contractions are 2 minutes apart and she's obviously in great pain?!! (Sorry folks, no photos documenting this phase of the day...I honored my promise and kept the camera tucked in my bag...)
Two hours later, this little bundle of Baby Love was being passed around his adoring family. Yep, Big Sis held him,
Cousin held him and of course...
so did Gramsie!
Daddy had him for a good bit for some male bonding...with a blurry J-Man dashing in and out, making sure the baby was still really here!
But Little Miss Mosey made sure to get her equal share of cuddles!
Most important of all...Baby was held by Mommy!
Yes an excellent day!