I remember watching this commercial when I was in high school, and told Daniel this would be a funny way to announce our baby’s arrival if we had a boy:
However, since we have the Internet, I guess we don’t have to do that type of announcement anymore.
So, we had a baby, and he is a boy!
Justus Daniel Shalom was born at 2:14p.m. on Wednesday. He surprised us by being a such a big boy: 9lbs., 8oz., 22 inches long, and a head size of 15.24 inches. (Not that most people really care about head circumference, but thought I’d include it since our midwife said it’s the largest head she’s measured.) It was the most difficult/painful labor and delivery I’ve had, but we were very thankful to have been able to have a healthy baby and have him at home, and to have no complications after his delivery. His first Apgar was just a 6, but he quickly got to where everything was fine and normal. I have had a lot of requests already for his birth story, and do plan on writing it out…sometime…soon.
Right now, we’re enjoying this little guy so very much. So far, he is a fairly contented baby and sleeps a lot…a LOT, both day and night. He’s sleeping with us at night, and since he doesn’t even really wake up after eating, it’s made for some easy nights (so far), at least in respect to caring for a baby–my SPD pain is rather excruciating at night. I just help him find his place a couple of times during the night, and then we both drift back to sleep together. I was up a couple of times with him our first night, but the next four nights we just nursed lying together in bed, and he seems to be doing a super job. These are moments I want to cherish forever.