Yep, you heard me right. I’m back (temporarily, anyway) and IN LOVE!!
With this little guy:
This photo was taken about an hour after he was born, and though he doesn’t quite look like that anymore, this is still one of my favorite photos of my baby boy. It reminds me of our very first meeting: those pinch-worthy plump cheeks, swollen eyes smeared with antibiotic ointment, and his messy black hair standing up in clumps and spikes. Gorgeousness! Despite being a little over 9 pounds (9 freaking pounds!!!), the delivery went well and was actually the easiest one yet. Imagine that.
The labor part, on the other hand, was an entirely different story. One that involved a dangerously high fever (mine), and a horrendous bacterial infection (still mine) that threatened my sweet little boy’s health. Thanks to the excellent care of the doctors and nurses and the NICU team, we were able to weather the infection and go home after a couple of days at the hospital.
Sooooo…that’s where I’ve been lately. Navigating the unpredictable waters of motherhood once again. I swear the longest uninterrupted sleep I’ve ever had was a whole hour. But I’m still in love, and I’m guessing will be in love forever. My kids–all three of them–bring so much wonder and love and joy to me. Every time I look at them I feel overwhelmingly grateful. I know I’m gushy and probably extra so because of the hormones, but it’s true. *grabs Kleenex tissues*
Anyway, I’ll probably continue to be sporadic with the blog. Thank you so much to all of you for your support and friendship and camaraderie. ❤
Before I forget, a blogger friend interviewed me a few weeks ago and the post actually went live yesterday but I was walking around like a zombie I didn’t get to it. So here’s the link, if you care to read about my writerly odyssey: