Some pics from leaving the hospital and our first day home.
Here he is in his first outfit. He's all snuggled up to go home!!
And here we are in the car. Dad's loading him in and mom sees her tummy is quite a little pooch still :)
I made the mistake of weighing myself post-partum. At Week 37 I weighed 199.7 and resigned myself to going over 200 pounds, something I didn't want to do. Well, surprise, in the following weeks I gained no weight, even lost a little. I was 198 at my 40 Week appointment! Wow, wow, and just wow. I made it to the end without going over 200 pounds. I was pretty darned close, but never had to move that big silver thing to the next slot on the scale.
So I made the mistake of getting on the scale at the hospital 2 days post-partum, expecting to have lost 10-15 pounds. Nope, 196. What?! I lost 2 pounds after giving birth to a nearly 8 pound baby, plus placenta and all that? The nurse was very encouraging, told me it was probably a lot of water weight, and made me promise not to get back on the scale for a month :) Well, we'll see. For now, I'm happy to be healthy and home.
Here's our snuggle bug in his little nest. Mom and Dad didn't know how to use the Snuggle Nest, those bumpers should be down around his hips. We fixed it later. He does not appear to be traumatized as a result of our error.
Could he be any cuter? I don't think so but I might be biased. Oh! The artist friend we hired, Tricia George, finished the mural now that we have a name. Cuteness x 10!
Five million thank yous for all the congrats and well wishes. I am so grateful to all of you for your encouragement, support and enthusiasm. Helps to keep it all in perspective and just enjoy the moment.