Sheesh, you would think I fell of the planet, or died or had a baby or something. Oh right, I did. Have a baby that is. :) Sorry for my absenteeism folks – been a little busy. So here is the story in a nutshell:
On April 23rd (much later than the doctor had ever thought I would make it) I had a baby boy weighing 6lbs 12oz. (Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird that we announce a baby’s weight. I mean the range is so small really. If the baby is 12 lbs and you pushed it out of your vagina, hey, scream it to the world. But if it’s a normal size baby then it doesn’t really mean anything, does it?) He was born by c-section just before 11am and he is perfect.
Or he was, until he came down with sepsis (a blood infection) and spent the next nest 8 days in the NICU. It was a long, taxing, exhausting and desperate week. I cried every morning because I was leaving my daughter at home and cried every night because I had to leave my son at the hospital. (I know there are parents who do this for much longer than I had to and to be honest I don’t know how they do it. I guess, you just do it. ) My poor daughter, who had been dying to meet her new baby for months and months, developed an infection herself just days after he was born and was barred from visiting the NICU. Poor kid. All in all, it sucked but little guy pulled through and despite many needles, a central line, IV’s, a lumbar puncture and a shaved head (all that cute baby fuzz – gone), he came home and is doing really well.
So, now we are living the normal life of a family with a newborn. I’m tired and a bit frazzled but head over heels in love. I keep thinking of things to post and then I just can’t find the time. I started this post at least three times before it actually got finished and published and the days are quickly turning into weeks. Rest assured, I have not forgotten you and Atheist Mom is still alive and