Postpartum

February 26, 2009 at 10:36 pm 5 comments

Three and a half weeks ago, I had a baby boy.  He came in the middle of the night, in our bedroom, in the blow-up pool we had ready to welcome him, midwives’ hands catching him, his big sister sleeping down the hall, then greeting him moments later in her polka-dotted footie pajamas, her grandparents coming in the front door just after that . Our son’s name means “flowing water” and that he did — surfed out of me and into the pool, so smoothly I thought it was a dream (quite different than his sister three years earlier!!).  Surrounded by family and familiarity, I am so very grateful we had such a birth.

And, since then, it is all a blur. And will continue to be so, I’m sure. Big sis adjusting to her world changed (um, is there an opposite to “adjusting”?). Little brother adjusting to the world, period. Mom and Dad adjusting to juggling two all-consuming children. Lack of sleep, lots of crying (yes, parents included some days). But laughing, too. At least once a day.  In fact, our ability to laugh amidst the chaos is how I know how lucky I am.  Even in exhaustion, I know how important that is.  And I know that is enough.

More later, hope all are well…

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  • 1. caroline  |  February 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy to hear of your boy’s peaceful arrival. Enjoy this time, chaotic though it can be, I know you will find pools of quiet and happiness.

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  • 2. Heather Caliri  |  February 27, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Yay! Welcome to the world, little one!
    When we get back from vacation, I’ll call to see how you all are–I hope we can bring some food (or something helpful if food issues make brought food too hard) and visit when you’re ready. Much love to you.

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  • 3. Melissa  |  February 27, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Wow, look at you, blogging already! My goodness.

    May you find a bit more peace and a bit less exhaustion every day.

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  • 4. Cate  |  March 11, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations! Wonderful news that you and the little guy had a lovely birth and everyone’s healthy. Enjoy this chaos… as you know, it flies on by. And yes, there are those “everyone’s crying” days and they too shall pass. My twins are 3 and it still occasionally happens, but much less than it did in the early days.

    Be well!

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  • 5. lifeinthegravy  |  March 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Megan.. it’s been so long since I’ve been to WordPress.. and I just returned today.. and found this wonderful news from you! Much happiness and joy to all of you 🙂

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