You guys. Please accept my apologies for making this announcement here on the blog 11 days after baby #4 was born. I’m just now starting to get my act together.
I wanted to introduce you to our little miracle, Crosby Riley.
He was born on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo!) at 8:33 a.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs 15 oz and is 20 inches long.
(Did you notice his middle name is after my sweet Lhasa Poo who recently passed? I miss him terribly and felt this was a great way to keep him with us.)
This was my fourth c-section. And if there is such a thing, this was my best one yet. (I’m not kidding!)
For all of the others, I had some kind of reaction to medicine shortly after. And right after my last one three years ago, my sweet boy Coby spent a week in the NICU. So, that was not a great time after delivery.
But, this new guy. He was drama free.
We went to the hospital on the day he was scheduled.
It was early in the morning, and my doctor performed a gentle c-section; complete with dimmed lights, soft music and a very zen atmosphere. This was the first delivery where I was the first person to hold my child. (All others they handed the baby to my husband first. I could always see the baby, but I wasn’t able to physically hold them.) We immediately did skin to skin and I was just so glad everything was turning out OK.
As moms, we worry constantly. So, to feel any kind of relief if even for a moment, is always a good thing.
That was probably the only zen moment, though! Anyone knows having a c-section is no walk in the park. I’m still sore and it hurts like hell to sneeze. 😩
So, where are we now? Believe it or not, I haven’t stopped working. (Fortunately, I’m able to work part-time from home.) And we’re still adjusting to life in general.
But, I will tell you. It’s pretty great.
I’ve always wanted a big family and now I have one. There’s always room for more love!
Thank you everyone for your well wishes to Crosby on my social pages. I enjoy sharing pieces of our life with you all and look forward to hearing about yours. ❤️