Presenting, our baby boy!
Because he came a few days shy of right on time.
Because I was completely ready for the intensity of birth, and completely blind-sided by the intensity of the infant days.
Because everything is perfectly fine: he is perfect, I had no complications, his big sisters love him ardently.
Because it was just a regular old, run-of-the-mill birth, of a healthy baby boy, into a stable family unit.
Because my milk came in as it should, my hormones did the textbook belly-flop in my mind, and I melted into a weepy, hungry, quavery mama, right on schedule.
Because our house is big enough, our car is big enough, and our hearts are big enough.
It has been a month since my last post.
Because when everything is normal, having a new baby is still the biggest deal in the whole world. Even when he is the third born – everything changes all over again. For me, the work of this last month has been keeping my mind game together.
I had no postpartum depression. But I had a huge life-event to wrap my life around: a new person to nurse and tend. And I don’t know if anyone tells you this, but having an infant is hard. Super hard. On your brain, and on your sleep schedule.
Do I love my son? Am I just enthralled by him? Of course! He is the most handsome man I have ever seen, aside from my loving husband. I enjoy getting to snuggle and hold his little frame, counting his toes and tracing his cheeks. It takes up most of my day, actually.
Which is why I haven’t posted for a month. I hope to settle back into my weekly routine of blogging again, but the first rule of having a new baby is: be flexible. So, we will see what develops.
So here is my first little post to announce to you: our little man is here! I am pregnant no more! Both of these things are fantastic reasons to celebrate! But not with alcohol. And not staying out too late. After all, I have to be up in a few hours to nurse. And a few hours after that.
But the beauty of having a third baby is that I have a pretty good idea how very short these little months are. And I can do anything for a few months.
Especially stare at this handsome little face!