Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family of Five

Last week I gave birth to child number 3. All went smoothly and I made sure to get up and walking after the c-section so that we could get discharged after 2 days (My hospital experience was not a pleasant one, but that's another post for another time). We've been home for a week now and so far the transition has been pretty seamless. The kids adore their new sister and have been a huge help to me. My husband took two weeks off to help as I recover. I'm sure things will be a bit hectic for a while once he goes back to work but for now I am just trying to rest, relax, and enjoy the extra help.
To say that I am smitten with our new daughter is a gross understatement. There are no words to adequately express the feelings when a new child is born. I love her beyond measure and feel so blessed to be her mother. She's nursing well and is pretty mellow as a whole. She has her days and nights mixed up so I'm pretty sleep-deprived but at least when she does sleep she sleeps well....something neither of our other kids did especially well until they were each close to 3 years of age.
Needless to say I am being kept busy, but it's a wonderful kind of busy!


Nancy said...


I'm so happy things went (fairly) well and everyone is home.

How is your son feeling?

Mark said...

Congrats, and I hope you enjoy the new addition to your family!

Robyn said...


I am so happy for you and your new daughter is a beauty! I'm going to watch how you handle 3 children for a while before I make any decisions...!

Joanne said...

I saw your post in my blogroll and wanted to stop by to raise my coffee cup in a toast of congratulations! What very exciting news, she looks beautiful and I'm sure your son and other daughter love her to pieces ... The very best wishes to you and your family :)

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