1 month down, countless more to go...

It seems like we just blinked our eyes and Dylan was already a month old! So much has happened in just a few short weeks and our baby is definitely growing fast. When we first brought Dylan home it was definitely an adjustment, especially since Keith and I had no clue what we were doing. Luckily Keith took a few days off of work and was a huge help (so big that I begged him to never go back!). We definitely had some sleepless nights (I never knew I could function on such little sleep) but we are doing much better these days. Dylan would also get extremely fussy during the day, and especially in the evening, but we’ve started to learn how to settle him down, and that has really made all the difference. We are really enjoying our time at home with Dylan and getting to know our baby boy. And even though we have some hard days, we are starting to feel more and more like competent (maybe even good) parents everyday. We’re very lucky to have this amazing miracle in our lives!


Dylan is finally here!!!

It’s so hard to believe, but our beautiful baby boy is finally here!!! After my last routine appointment consisted of high blood pressure and extremely swollen hands and feet, my doctor was afraid that it was the beginning signs of preeclampsia and decided to put me on bed rest and induce the following week. So we decided as May 19, 2010 as the induction date, which was also Keith and I’s 3-year wedding anniversary. I checked into Labor & Delivery the evening before and we tried to get our last night of good rest. The next morning I was induced at 7:30 am and went a full 5 hours without any medical interventions (yea!!!)...but at 12:30pm I asked for an epidural. It was the smartest decision I ever made...labor was a breeze after that! 2 hours later not a lot of progress had been made and it didn’t look like Dylan was going to come out anytime soon, so we decided to go with a C-section. Thank goodness we did because he ended up being a 9lbs, 8oz baby! So it ended up being a blessing in disguise. And after 4 days in the hospital we were ready to come home!

We have adjusted nicely to life as a family of 3 now...we were so lucky that Keith’s parents were able to stay with us for about a week to help us get a good start to parenthood. Dylan definitely has his fussy moments (especially between 8pm and 3am), but he mainly sleeps, eats, and poops/farts right now. However, just in the past few days we’ve noticed he’s been able to focus more and is more alert when he’s awake. Plus, he’s a perfectly healthy baby...what more can we ask for!?!?

I’m recovering very well from my surgery and enjoying my time home with the kiddo. Keith has one more week of work before he’s home all summer with us, so that’s definitely something to look forward to. And he does a great job of helping me with Dylan during the day and at night, even if he has to get up early for work the next day... Dylan’s very lucky to have such a great daddy! We’re a very lucky family!