Thanks everyone for the well wishes! You’ve been so supportive throughout this entire time, and I’m really grateful to have such a wonderful team of women in my life. I still plan to post my birth story and a photo soon — will probably do that in a separate thread. It’s been a crazy ride so far. My little man is pretty much the best thing ever, and I already have some nicknames for him: Pteradactyl, Tricycle, Little Man, Little Bird. He makes the best noises when he’s upset or eating. One unexpected blip is that they thought he was breathing too fast on his birthday, so they checked him into the NICU to run a bunch of tests. The great news is that he’s finally much better (only a minor problem), so we’ll get to take him home soon. As you can imagine, it’s been pretty stressful dealing with that in addition to a newborn and the joys of breastfeeding and recovering from childbirth. Hence my brief absence here.
Now down to business – so many Junebugs in so little time! I’m thrilled for all of you ladies:
@KatyElle: Congratulations on your little girl Gwen. That’s an amazing name choice — my name is very similar and sometimes people have decided to change it to Gwendolyn 🙂 Can’t wait to “meet” her and hear your whole story.
@mrsjets: Thank you for the name compliments. Since we didn’t know the sex, we had to come up with 2 sets. We’ve been stressing over boy names the entire time! We’re really happy with our final decision, though, and we honored two very important family members in the process.
@plantains: Baby Lara really does have the most pinchable cheeks ever! Congratulations on her. And a big ol’ June 21st high FIVE to you! We had our babies almost exactly 12 hrs apart. Colin was born at 8:08 a.m. Hope you’re recovering nicely and are getting tons of rest — or as much rest as the hospital staff is allowing. People came into our room every 30-40 min. during my stay until I asked the nurses for a “Do Not Disturb” sign!
@Ree723: And Ree, what a way to sneak that announcement in there. A GIRL! Was it as much fun for you as it was for me to finally learn the sex after speculating all of these months? Emilly Vivian is such a lovely name. Another June 21st high FIVE! I’m not sure how the time difference works between where you are and California, but our kids are so ridiculously close in age, too.
@simpleandchic: You’ve GOT to be close now. Sending good wishes your way that your time is as soon as possible!
@CheesetomyWhine: Hi! And congrats on your June 21st baby girl. Yet another high FIVE! And I’ll ask the same question I asked Ree: how was it finally getting to know the sex after all this time? It looks like 3 of us were Team Green, and 2 had girls 🙂 Love Rosalyn’s name, too.
@cacamillis: Woo hoo!! Congratulations, mama! Alastar’s name is just perfect. I’m so glad it finally happened for you, and I hope you and baby are recovering nicely.
@Cole B: Rooting for you, my dear. I wish I had more suggestions for you. Maybe the baby will surprise you? Having contractions regularly like that has to be some sort of good sign. I hope you make it in by Wed. so you get the birth you’ve been hoping for.