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I'm a Mommy!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our little boy arrived on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:34 PM! He was 7 lbs. 0.6 oz. and 19.5 inches long. The labor and delivery was quite an experience and these past 11 days have been a wonderful, exhausting blur! He is so precious and it's amazing how something can steal your heart so quickly. I still can't believe this precious human being is my son--my hubby and I are so blessed!

I am definitely still healing. I had no idea the amount of changes a woman goes through after delivery. Not only the recovery from the birth itself, but the changes of not being pregnant anymore are insane. I had one stitch from a tear that's still there, my boobs became extremely engorged, I'm constipated, having night sweats, heart burn, swelling from the fluids...you name it, I've got it! Not to mention the sleep deprivation. :) Despite all of this, I wouldn't change it for the world, of course. I'm just ready to feel better, though!

I have been majorly comfort eating this past week and a half and I'm vowing to end this NOW. I've already felt like I've gained more weight post partum than I gained during the pregnancy. I've yet to weigh myself, but I do know I only gained 15 lbs. during pregnancy, so it'll be interesting to see where I am currently. My boobs are still huge, my legs/feet are still swollen, and my belly is still showing so I think I'm going to wait to weigh myself until four weeks post partum so I don't freak out.

I obviously can't exercise for six weeks, so I just need to get back to eating healthy and then once I'm cleared, I'll be ready to take on the world!

In the mean time, I'm going to enjoy these days with my baby boy! He is so amazing and his arrival was the best moment of my life. I was sobbing more than he was! I love you, Barrett!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEGSMILEY 2/24/2011 3:07PM

    Your baby boy is ADORABLE.

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NEENSTER1 1/22/2011 2:34PM

    emoticon on your baby boy. God bless you and your family. emoticon for sharing. emoticon

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TAMM22 1/12/2011 1:05PM

    Congrats...enjoy every moment!!!

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JERSEYGIRL26 1/9/2011 1:20PM

    Congrats! My little man just turned 15 months it's an amazing experience that makes your time go so fast enjoy every moment

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MRS.NG.06 12/28/2010 2:26PM

    Congratulations to the new beginnings of a crazy journey! : ) He's SO handsome! our little guy was 7'6 too : ) xoxoox Happy New Year!

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SERENDIPITY22 12/28/2010 7:45AM

    Thanks again! I still can't believe I am a mom--sooo crazy!

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SPOTLIGHTANGEL 12/27/2010 5:42PM

    Congratulations! It truly is amazing, crazy hard, and a beautiful experience. Treat yourself kindly these first few weeks...you are doing through A LOT of changed. But what a wonderful gift for the holidays!!! He is adorable!

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KTWILLIAMS10 12/27/2010 3:49PM

    OMG i feel like i have been checking your page every other day. lol.. I am so happy he is here... he is soooo cute. Take care of yourself.. it sure is hard after having a baby and finding time but i know you will. God bless your family

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SERENDIPITY22 12/27/2010 8:36AM

    Thank you, everyone!

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22JAMIE 12/26/2010 4:58PM

    Congrats!! he's very hansom. It is amazing how quickly you fall in love.

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SKYLERSNANNA 12/26/2010 3:43PM

    He is beautiful, congratulations what a wonderful Christmas present for you and Hubby

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NEVERGIVEUP69 12/26/2010 3:40PM

    Congratulations!!! What a super way to celebrate Christmas!! Enjoy, because they grow up very fast!

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