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Welcome to the World, Wesley


This picture perfectly describes how we all feel in this house right now. Not at all surprising of course.

That being said, this will be the short version of things. I’m working on the full birth story but it’s really hard to pull myself away from staring at his perfect little face long enough. That, or I’m trying to catch a moment or two of sleep or maybe shower. Maybe. Anyway, here are the important details.

Wesley made his entrance into the world on Easter Sunday, 03-31-13. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce (which is only one once off from the weight estimate on the BPP ultrasound. How often does that happen?!) and he was 21 inches long.

His birth was positively beautiful. It really was everything I hoped it would be. I owe so much of that to my amazing support team. Everyone from the nurse, to my midwife, to my mom and sisters played their part and helped me through everything. Mostly though Joel was my rock. He was by my side literally every minute of my labor and I could not have done it without him. With all their help and thanks to my body somehow knowing exactly what to do and when to do it I got an empowering, natural birth. The moment I met my son will forever be one of the best moments of my life.

We are home now and adjusting nicely. Wesley is a champion at nursing. I really expected it to be difficult and painful at the beginning but he knew just what to do and I have to say breastfeeding is one of my favorite things I’ve ever done in my life. He hasn’t quite gotten the hang of sleep but duh, I wouldn’t have expected him to. Joel is great at taking shifts so we both catch some sleep in spurts.

All in all I’m in state of complete newborn bliss. You’ll have to forgive me from slacking online for a bit. I’m just trying to soak up every second with my gorgeous new son.


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  1. OH, finally Wesley’s here! :). Congrats! It’s good you have a lot of support from the people you love. Get some sleep now… take care

  2. So lovely. Congratulations to your new family. He’s adorable.

  3. I’m so happy it’s all going well!! Congrats and HUGE hugs!!

  4. We are so happy for you guys! Please take your time to come back to blogging… enjoy this time with your new family. Take it all in and enjoy every nap with your baby on you! People are not kidding when they say it goes by fast! 🙂

  5. Hooray, thanks for the update! He is so, so adorable. Well done. 🙂

  6. Congratulations, Wesley, on picking some awesome parents. I already know you’re clever because you managed to save your parents grief by NOT being born on April Fool’s Day.

  7. That picture is priceless. Congrats to your family! Yay!

  8. What a cutie pie! Also love the Instagram pic of him and phoebe!

  9. Such a great photo! Congratulations again, I’m so pleased to hear you had a positive experience and things went the way you had planned and look forward to hearing more about your experiences.

    That’s great that you’re all settling in well too, enjoy!

  10. Congratulations! And so good to hear your had a fantastic birth experience. 🙂

  11. Oh my gosh, Wesley is so gorgeous! He’s a perfect little baby! Congratulations you two 🙂 I’m so happy for you.
    Anna x

  12. He’s beautiful!! Congratulations! 🙂

  13. He’s awesome and gorgeous! Congrats to all three of you. 🙂 And great birth date!

  14. Enjoy every second of this! Congratulations and lots of love! 🙂

  15. I’m just now getting around to reading blogs again, so I’m late to the party on here, but….CONGRATULATIONS! love that photo 🙂

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