Our little Lochlan arrived 11 days early! I was both horrified ("Oh my gosh, I still have so much to do... we just moved in... I'm not even finished unpacking boxes... and everyone is fighting off a cold, how can this baby be coming today???") and relieved. Our boys have always come late, so this was definitely a surprise. The labor was the best yet - not too fast, not too slow. It lasted a total of 11 hours, with only 15 minutes of pushing. He arrived on 10/10, at 2:02 and weighed in at 8.8. Awesome! He was born with a head full of black hair and a husky little voice. He started nursing immediately, much to my relief and has been a hearty eater since he arrived. I started hemorrhaging shortly after his birth which lead to 2 hours of terror, but they were finally able to assess the cause and I didn't have to undergo emergency surgery as the doctors originally feared.
He has been the model baby so far. He is snugly and soft and is always in someone's arms because he simply can't be resisted. His brothers adore him - and I mean ADORE. Madigan always asks about him first when he wakes up in the morning: "Baby Wochwan awake?" Declan frequently WALKS (Yes, the boy finally found his legs) across the room to lay his head up against Lochlan and cuddle. They are the best big brothers!
Today Lochlan is fighting off this wretched cold which we all tried so hard not to pass along to him, but he is resting well and eating well so we will weather through it.
|Boys in the pumpkin patch|
|I love you big brother|
|He is such a loving boy! |
|Hello, Lochlan James! Welcome to this big world. |
|There are three boys in this picture, but one is hard to spot... |
|That handsome face! |
I will post more later... seems almost impossible even to sit down these days, let alone post something. Here are some photos that Mom took during a few of our outings while she was here. They are but a hand full of delicious images that she captured during her stay.