7 January 2014

It's a Boy!

My best of 2013 - this little guy :)

We welcomed baby Isa into the world on October 28th (just a couple days after posting our nook for baby!) and it’s been a blissfully beautiful 2 months. I'll be honest, it’s been super hard at times too, but he’s just the sweetest little monkey and we are so so blessed.
My labour and delivery didn't go quite according to plan, I ended up having a homebirth! It was totally unplanned and not something I was at all interested in (as beautiful as the idea of a homebirth was, as first time parents we felt more comfortable at the hospital), but my labour just progressed really quickly. It wasn't short per say, it just got really intense really fast. My husband had the car literally packed and ready to go, but by that point I could barely walk, let alone get in the car! In retrospect I’m so grateful for the way things turned out - I loved the privacy and peacefulness of being at home. The lack of access to pain meds though – that’s another story! Maybe I’ll consider posting about our birth story at some point.

Since then we've spent every day getting to know our sweet little man. Everything we do takes literally double the time because all we want to do play with him or cuddle or watch him sleep. I can hardly believe he’s already 10 weeks! He’s growing so ridiculously fast, but he’s also such an old soul. I can't believe I'm his mom, but I also can't remember life without him. It feels like I've loved him forever.
As much as I didn’t think it was possible, parenthood has made me fall so much more in love with my husband too. There’s this whole other side of him as a father I didn’t know before, and the relationship he’s developing with our son is so so beautiful to watch. Neither of us is perfect (who is?), but my heart is so full of gratitude for our little family. I don't mean to paint an entirely rosy picture though, the baby blues have been pretty rough and the emotional adjustment to motherhood isn't always the stuff of dreams, but its getting easier with every day for sure, and I wouldn't trade that sweet toothless smile for anything in the world.  

I'm looking forward for posting about our nursery soon, although I'm a little too preoccupied with kisses and cuddles (and diapers and laundry) these days to make any promises :)