So I have a friend who is in the hospital RIGHT NOW having a baby. And even though I love my little guy SO much as he gets older and really has this sweet and spunky personality, part of me is definitely jealous. Maybe I'm a total freak, but I LOVED childbirth and I am so nostalgic for the newborn days. I am also so excited for my friend to finally get to meet her little girl after 40 long weeks! (I know her husband is so thrilled that she went into labor during the Superbowl, ha).
I can't stop thinking about my own experience going into the hospital and having R... and how sweet he was as a tiny newborn!
My first night in the hospital, we sent R to the nursery (don't judge)! I checked into the hospital on a Tuesday night, was awake literally all night in labor, had him noon on Wednesday, and got no sleep on Wednesday because of constant family coming in and out. Wednesday night we were so exhausted and could NOT get the baby to sleep, so we finally let the nurse take him to the nursery. Since I was nursing, every three hours the nurse would wheel him back into my room so that I could nurse him. I just remember being so exhausted and bleary eyed, hearing the nurse coming in and thinking oh noo I have to wake up... but then I saw that sweet little tiny face and felt so excited about and in love with my new baby all over again.
Also, we took a childbirth class at the hospital where they taught us how to swaddle, and for whatever reason, the swaddling thing REALLY stuck with my H. So watching him change those TINY newborn diapers and then swaddle the baby up (and show everyone else how to swaddle the baby up) was so sweet that I seriously thought my heart was going to melt.
What is your sweetest/favorite memory of the first few days (with your April baby or your older baby)?
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Rhys - born 04.17.2013
Harry - born 04.18.2016