Friday, December 11, 2015

Due Date

Bo, 2015

Gorgeous Bo is five days old. He is sleeping really well for a newborn and starting his education in electronics, it's just that hectic five to ten p.m. stretch that keeps us on our toes.

I don't want to jinx it but generally I am feeling good and like the transition from two to three is going to be easier than it was from one to two. We've had a lot of help, plus a very full fridge, and the weather has been extraordinary. In the 60s and breezy, just perfect. I was worried about having a baby in the middle of winter but this is a good start to things. Bo has had his first brunch, at Cafe Mogador, and his first trip to Momofuko Milk bar and our local coffee shop, and his first visit to the doctor's. He's now a seasoned local.

I can't even describe how good it feels to be on the other side of pregnancy. As pregnancies go, mine was medically uneventful, but it still felt really tough at the end with Axel and Oscar.

I hated feeling sidelined from them (and from Will) and just emotionally exhausted and stuck in my head, like everything was on hold until Bo was here with us. And as much as I am happy to be cocooned at home with the little guy, listening to lots of Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, and the like, I also feel like I'm returning to life after a spell of hibernation.

What a weird, wonderful week it's been. I am sure I will be able to put words to my birth story soon, but for now, it's amazing to see the three boys (four if you count Will) in one room. Like, oh, there's one. There's one more. There's another one?!

I'm in awe that in less than four and a half years of marriage, we've gone from two to FIVE. And as crazy as it's been to have them all so back to back, from my vantage point now it seems so worthwhile. Of course! This makes perfect sense.

Here we all are.

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