If you've been paying attention to my Instagram story the last 6 months or so, you'll know that I've been expecting #2, and if we're friends IRL, you'll know that we a) chose to not find out what gender I was carrying and b) that we used the wonderful Central Texas Birthing Center here in Georgetown.
I'm proud to announce that I was carrying a boy all this time, and that little J has quickly found is way into our hearts. Supposedly the second child is supposed to be either the "difficult" child or the "perfect" child, but we have been blessed with two very chill, very calm babies. W adores his little brother and smothers him with kisses and affection, helps Mommy breast pump, clean up dishes, and in turn we are smothering W in affection as well.
It's important to me to give a shout out to Heather Hilton at CTBC. With my first pregnancy I successfully delivered W vaginally after roughly 30 hours of labor, however with J it quickly became apparent to Heather during the delivery that even though little J was in the correct position, his head was not, and she saved me from enduring paint longer than was necessary by helping us with the transfer to a hospital that the CTBC works with. Within several hours we realized a Cesarean was needed and she was literally with me and my husband through every moment, holding my hand during the operation, coming with us to the Recovery Room, and even visiting the following day at the hospital with her assistant. My husband and I are so grateful for the professionalism and wisdom of CTBC and the respectfulness and care of the hospital and Dr. Mushtaler, the OB Heather knew who was on call that day.
The best decision I made was deciding to take my camera with me to the birthing center that morning, even though I had no idea what the day held. I was lucky to be able to capture the first moments of W with J, as well as gift them matching pajamas the following morning at the hospital. At 7 days PP, I managed to get out of bed long enough to take some family photos with the help of my tripod and my mom, my "clicker". :)
Enjoy these little glimpses into the first few days of being four, and me really and truly becoming a "boy mom"! :)