Jessica Kettle, ladies & gentlemen.
The chic pulled an all-nighter at 6 months pregnant to do this HUGE favor for me & acts like it was actually me doing her a favor. Unbelievable. Well, at any rate, I am stupefied by the beauty of her work. So yeah, go to here to check out my baby's birth. Don't worry, there are no bits nor pieces that ought not be on the Internet.
And as for baby, he is awesome. Just a calm little old soul. He loves to be snuggled & really only cries for communication purposes. I am 100 thousand times less crazy this time around than I was after I had Sawyer, going au natural was the greatest. Honestly. It was so freaking fantastic to actually be working with my body & have the amazing support of my husband in what I was doing. words cannot express. If you have any desire at all, like at all, to go sans epidural, I would totally encourage you to do it. Recovery has been so much easier & the baby has been so alert & fun without any drugs in him right from the get-go.
The funniest thing about him though, is the fact that this is how he is with his binkie-
not even kidding. We've named it Precious. And Abram is a fiend. Sawyer didn't even even once take a binkie, so I frankly don't know how I feel about this. Actually yes, I sure do, especially all night when it falls out of his mouth & he needs someone to put it back in. that's not fun. but other than that (and engorged boobs) we are doing great. I've been completely blown away by the amount of love & support that our friends, neighbors & family have shown us. blown away, i tell ya.
Sawyer is doing pretty well, I think we prepared her as well as we could, but it's an adjustment. she has done a few little random things that are weird, like last night, washing her hands with toothpaste instead of soap....odd. does someone feel that she needs a tad bit more attention, perhaps? she's so cool though. She keeps trying to say this little saying that my nephew taught her "you get what you get & you don't throw a fit", but most times it comes out as a more directly applicable variation on it, like if I've asked her (repeatedly) to go choose her books for bedtime, she'll saunter off to do it finally, saying to herself "you go get your books & you don't not get your books."
each day we get a little better adjusted to life with two kids, and it looks like it's going to suit us just fine.