30 August 2008

Arrival





Noah Matthew is here. It's unbelievable. He is a beautiful baby who greatly resembles his handsome father. He didn't want to come out even after 24 hours of induction, so ultimately a Cesarean was his entrance into the world. He was born on August 28 at 11:14 pm at 8.1 pounds and 20.5 inches long. We were kept separated from Noah for almost 4 hours because they kept us in recovery to examine my "large uterus." Apparently, my uterus is abnormal, but whatever...we just wanted to see our little guy! Anyway, it was a long 4 hours, and we were dead by the time we made it to our postpartum room. I hadn't eaten for 24 hours at this point, so energy was definitely lacking. Friday came with an incredible feeling of newness. It was filled with loved ones coming to visit, attempts at breastfeeding, more jello and broth, and intermittent naps. I finally was allowed to eat half of a sandwich on Friday night, and sadly, it wasn't good. But then Saturday...Saturday, was a phenomenal day! Noah was even more good-looking than the day before, and I learned how to effectively feed him. He is so sweet, and he spent much of the day sprawled out on my chest. He smells just like I imagined he would, and the ability to provide for his needs gives me a feeling of happiness and satisfaction like I've never known. Matt and I are crazy about this kid. I can't wait for everyone to meet him. There is so much more to share, but sleep is calling my name, and I need to get a nap in before Mr. Noah wakes up again. More to come...

6 comments:

Angela said...

Congrats. He is a cutie.
Angela Rechtien

Hannah said...

Awwww! He is so adorable! He reminds me of Jonathan when he was first born. Congratulations. Hope you're home and recovering well. Hannah

Amanda said...

I'm so happy for you two. Good lookin' boy you got there! Can't wait to see him in person! Lots of love, Amanda and Steve

The Malones said...

He is beautiful! We are so excited for your family!

Vanessa said...

Welcome, little Noah! We can't wait to meet you!
Love, Nate, Vanessa, Micah, and Corban

Tempest816 said...

Glad to hear everyone is well! Noah is too cute - can't wait to see him in person.