Our sweet Benjamin joined our family April 26th. Overall, my labor and delivery was everything I could have hoped for. And the fact that he is healthy in every way is a blessing I thank God for every time I think about it.
My physical recovery has been so much better this time around, but I have been a lot more emotional. I did what I could to prepare Isabella, but the reality of what was to come was something we all had to experience to know what it would really be like. And there have been some really hard days. Isabella likes Benjamin and is very sweet with him, but her adjustment has been coming out in other ways. After the first week, Benjamin has been a great sleeper, as far as newborns go. I still feel tired all the time, but I'm getting much longer stretches of sleep than I had anticipated, I am so grateful for that!
At Benjamin's first Dr appointment
We've had our first dr's appointment, my mom's time staying with us ended, Michael went back to work full time, had our first outing as a family of 4, first time to church as a family of 4, my first mother's day with 2 kids, and among other milestones over the last three weeks. I am still getting the hang of having two kids on my own and finding our routine. I know that will come in time.
I'm so in love and grateful to meet the little person that was growing inside of me all of those months.