Hey there friends. My sweet baby boy turned one yesterday! I can't believe I gave birth to that guy a whole year ago... time sure has gone by quickly. I figured it was a good time to reminisce a little with you about my birth experience. I'm probably the weirdest person ever because I actually really enjoyed my experience in the hospital. I was a week past my due date and supposed to be induced the next day when I started having regular contractions every 2-4 minutes and was admitted to labor and delivery. I progressed sort of slowly but well through the stages of labor and got an epidural to get me through the night. Some people prefer to experience labor naturally and I think that is wonderful! (in fact, the next time around I may just consider doing things naturally). However, I really enjoyed the relaxation I was able to feel from being pain-free with the epidural. Our sweet little boy made his appearance at 11:51 a.m. after 21 hours of labor and an overnight stay in the hospital. I just loved being able to spend quality time with my little family and have nurses to help me with everything I needed. It was wonderful. I also really miss the cinnamon rolls and fruit parfaits from the hospital cafeteria... those were delicious. Breastfeeding was (REALLY) hard at first but totally worth it in the end. I honestly can't wait to do the baby thing again (someday).
Our little guy has been such a blessing and my life has gained so much more meaning from being his momma. Now here are some lovely photos from C-baby's fun-filled birthday.
|skyping with some of the grandparents|
|resting on dad's leg... turning one is a lot of work.|
|I think he loved playing with the ribbon more than any of his new toys... figures.|
|Cracker Barrel birthday dinner!|
|my fave face.|
|Aaaaand a little smash cake to finish the day off.|
We're doing his actual birthday party on Saturday so, you know, there will probably be another overload of baby photos. Be prepared my friends.