Owen Henry Wingerden arrived on September 26th, 2012 at 10:32 am.
A whopping 8 lbs. 0.3 oz. and 19 1/2" long! I never thought I would have a baby that big :)
Labor was fast...only 4 1/2 hours total after my water broke around 6am. I was getting really worried he was going to end up being born in the car! Thankfully we made it just in time as I was fully dilated. It was pretty surreal to go through a "normal" time afterwards where I could hold my baby and have him stay with me in the room.
And then the best part...going home with him two days later.
Here are some photos from the hospital when Hazel came to meet her brother for the first time...
Hazel has adjusted very well to being a big sister as have I to having two under two. I am very grateful for the help of my mother who comes regularly to give me a hand. It really has made all the difference in making the transition.
Life is really good these days...no post partum this time! I took the initiative to start treatment early, but also have been very blessed with a completely different experience this time. To see how motherhood really can be...and that it can be wonderful to bring home a newborn.
I am completely in love with my little man!
Till next time...