The day after

I’m beginning to understand that sleep is a luxory. They moved us down the hall to the room we’ll be in for the next 2 days at about 2:30 am this morning, after Nic successfully fed the baby on their first try (yay!) but it didn’t quiet down after that. There’s a pull out chair in the room, so I pulled some blankets over my head while the constant parade of nurses did their thing. At about 5 they woke us both up so Nic could take her first post-baby pee. By 8:30 we were both up for the day. A post pregnancy bathroom is not really one for sharing with other people, so I found a public one and doused my head in the sink to start my day. Nic’s been fed and she saved me some leftovers, so I guess I’ll eat until they bring our baby back. As far as I know baby and mom are healthy and happy. Nic, in particular, looks great, considering what she’s just been through. She’s sore, obviously, considering the size of the baby she just pushed out, but she’s braving it out, and doing a great job for her first day as a mom. Thank you to the nurses and doctors who’re reading this! You guys were great. We’re now in room E-609 if anyone wants to visit…

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13 thoughts on “The day after

  1. I feel her pain – you also weighed 8 lb 6 oz. We are just heading out the door at 9 a.m. so will see you in about 8 hours. Everyone here is thrilled!

  2. You can bet Jess and I will be back down later today! As of now I haven’t slept yet since I got off work. I did take a little nap last night after I got home before I went in.

  3. Wow! I am so happy for you guys. A new adventure that will last a lifetime! Give Nic a giant hug from all of us – you did so well. Let us know when you have a name for your new little one. We are so excited!

  4. Congrats!!! We are so excited for you guys! Any news on a name? Nic, take full advantage of people wanting to do things for you! You’ve earned the right to be pampered!!! 🙂

  5. Yes,you will find out sleep is highly over rated. You will be amazed at how you function on three hours sleep!

    What is his NAME???????? Have you decided?

  6. awwww im so happy for you guys!!! omg i can’t wait to see him!!!! congratulations you guys! have you guys picked a name yet?!??!! oh i wish i could be there!!!!! love you both

  7. hey!! we would like to come in around 2:30 if that is ok. i will call you first. congrats!! i cant wait to meet him and i knew it was gonna be a boy! YAY. and seriously… do you have a NAME????? LOL

  8. Again, congrats to the three of you and welcome Baby .. for the new parents, welcome to a wonderful new world, where yes, sleep is a luxury, but the amazements are just beginning. You have now entered the world of firsts … such a great (and at times exhausting) place to be. Wish I could visit Nic, but … I have this wonderful website to see how you’re doing 🙂 And thanks Jon for the constant updates; they are greatly appreciated.

  9. Congratulations to both of you. I’m so happy for you guys and so excited to see some pics! I wish so much that we could visit, but of course that is a long drive…
    Thanks for the updates, Jon.
    Take good care of yourselves and of course the wee one!

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