Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It's a boy!
He arrived! And he's a he! We've been getting to know our new little one for almost three weeks. He arrived on Friday, March 29, long before the due date, April 9. Labor was pretty quick. I had some contractions over night, but I mostly slept through them. I went in to work to do a couple of quick things before maternity leave (which was to start April 1), but decided I better go home as contractions were increasing. We went to the hospital at 11:30 am, and he was born just before 5:00 pm!
We're doing well, with more sleep some nights than others. Pregnancy is full of anticipation and mystery, and it gives you this false idea that when the little one is born, all the mystery will be revealed. But I still feel like our little one is pretty mysterious. What is his personality like? Who will he become? What will he do that will make us laugh and make us proud? What new gifts will he bring us? What will he teach us? I will love finding out, and I'm glad that it will take a while. I'm grateful for all the time to spend getting to know him, and grateful for all the new steps his big sister is constantly taking, and grateful for the time we will all spend growing together as a family.
And am I still knitting? Oh yes I am!