3.13.2013

Meet Weston: Week One Update!

We are over the moon excited about the arrival of Weston (I think Leslie was the only one to correctly guess his name!) David, the newest addition to our family.  He is perfect and we love every bit of this scrumptious, snuggly little boy.




Weston made it to his c-section date of last Wednesday, March 6th 2013.  He was born at 9:02am and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/4 inches long (although judging by the nurse's hasty measuring technique of trying to hold a tape measure along side of his wiggly body, we are not sure how accurate this is, hah).

We had an awesome birth and hospital experience and overall it was night and day (or day and night - which one is better anyways?) compared to last time.  I cannot believe how smoothly it all went and how we met Weston only two hours after arriving at the hospital.  As a side note, my doctor stressed how she was so thankful that I did not end up going into labor on my own.  My uterine wall was very thin, I have a lot of scar tissue and he was still "floating" high (despite her previous assumption of him being fully engaged).  She said a vbac would have never worked and an emergency c-section would have been performed and that the risk of a uterine rupture (hemorrhaging) was pretty high.  Needless to say, I am beyond thankful that my body waited and that we are all healthy.


Life since last week has been...busy.  To say the least.  Chris went back to work today (gotta love our "paternity leave", otherwise known as nothing, in this country) and I am just starting to feel human again since returning home from the hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The sole reason I am able to write this post is because of my mom, Grandma JoJo, and her gift of watching Logan all day.  Not to mention doing my grocery shopping, folding my laundry, emptying my dishwasher and holding "West" (what we plan to call our guy) so that I could actually take a shower, dry my hair AND do my makeup.  The trifecta that has not occurred for one whole week.  I was able to dig myself out of my 15 voicemail messages and my 158 emails this morning and even do a FB update.  Seriously, moms are the best, aren't they?


As happy as we all are, I won't lie to you and say that we have it all together just yet.  Because I certainly don't.  In fact, I have already had many-a-breakdown in the 4 days since being home do to various things.  But mostly, I've been stressed/frustrated/let down due to the amount of breastfeeding, supplementing and pumping needed to sustain our little man in addition to my wish for establishing a breastfeeding relationship despite my surgical history.  For those of you who are familiar with the concept of "triple feeding" you can probably relate to the level of emotional and physical exhaustion that it entails.  I plan to write more about my personal experience and struggles with all of this in another post.  Heck, I may even write a book about it because it's a pretty rich topic it turns out.


And Logan?  Wow.  She has surpassed my expectations at being a Big Sister.  She is so sweet to Weston and adores him.  She checks on him every time he cries and lends her pinky to his hand while saying "It's okay baby brother".  I get teary eyed just thinking about it.  She does like to insist on him taking his pacifier when he doesn't want it, but overall has not been smothering to him (or me) in the slightest.  She holds him when we ask her if she wants to but does not bug us about it (just yet anyways).  His crying does not phase her and when we are tending to him, she simply occupies herself with another activity.  I know she's not even known him a week and things may change, but so far, she is amazing.  I could not ask for anything more and a 2.5 year difference seems to be perfect thus far.  We were able to capture some video of her meeting him the first few times as well as some cute pictures of her in the hospital with him.  As you can see in the first video, I'm not sure she knew what to think and was more interested in Aunt Erin filming (whom by the way, I want to thank for being at the hospital with us during delivery day!). I think I love Logan even more now that Weston is here if that's possible...





Chris is such a great dad, but that's no surprise there.  He loves his little dude and I can already sense the bond he has with his son. He is the best caretaker and husband and catered to my every whim in the hospital.  Not to mention he did not make fun of me for the variety of embarrassing elements that go along with c-sections.  For example, did you know that you pretty much have to wear a diaper for days after having a c-section?!  Because you do.  Yeah - I'm sure sexiness will take a loooong time to return after that mental image of your wife...


That's it in a nutshell.  It's amazing what changes can occur in a week, yes?!



I hope to be back to regular blogging soon, so stay tuned.

6 comments:

Kendall said...

Congrats!! Love his name and cannot believe you managed to write this post including pictures! You go girl. Your family is precious

Amanda said...

I am SO EXCITED to come see you guys tomorrow, I can hardly stand it. Your post was so sweet... loved hearing in her voice how happy Grandma JoJo is to be with Mr. West and Logan- you can tell she's so happy to have them both! What a sweet big sister too... so interested in the bandaids- haha!

Kara said...

Beautiful!! So glad to hear that things went smoothly and you are home, and everyone is happy and healthy! Congratulations to you and Chris! Welcome to the world little Weston!

Jeff and Emily said...

OH my goodness, he is precious congratulations!!!

Brandee said...

What a sweet, sweet family!

leslie said...

He's such a cutie!!!! And you look amazing - congrats again! Aren't moms the best - so glad yours is there to help.