Sunday, July 29, 2007

We're home




Hello. Henry and I are home and all is well. Henry's middle name is Elwood after my maternal great-grandfather. The next little while will be a big adjustment with my hands full, so I am not sure how often I will be posting. I have so much to tell and so many pictures to share. Henry is perfect and we are so grateful he is here with us! He loves to stick out his tongue! Getting him here was quite the experience. I have always thought it would be great to experience a natural childbirth and I am really glad I was sort of forced to experience it. It was pretty amazing, and yes painful. I was screaming during the delivery, just like all the movies that I would totally make fun of and think they were so unrealistic. There were some complications afterward. My uterus wouldn't "clamp down" which meant that I was hemorrhaging and losing a lot of blood. It was a pretty awful experience leaving me weak and drained and tender. Thank goodness for the wonder of modern medicine that was able to remedy things fairly quickly. I am doing great now and I have a perfect baby to show for it all, so all is well.

16 comments:

Tori :) said...

Ahhh- natural birth. I was forced into that by sweet Alec. He came 1 1/2 after I got to the hospital also. I am so glad you are ok and Henry is just beautiful. Congratulations Robin!! Love ya!!

PS. Emily is a sweetie!

Andrea Powell said...

cute pictures...we're so happy you are home and hope you get lots of help from your hubby! hope you get some rest. love the middle name too!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

It's so weird that I am not there... I hate being so far from you all. Henry is a gorgeous boy! I am so excited to meet him. Congratulations. Job well done! I am so proud of you, Robin!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

P.S. Elwood is an awesome name! And you know I love Henry as well! I am going to go cry now... I miss you so very much!

Prime-Mate Momma Kaye said...

What a beautiful baby. I love his name and the sweet pics.

Don't let him grow too much before his Aunt Emily gets to see him.

Congrats. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Stephanie said...

robin, you look totally fabulous in all of those pictures! i can't wait to meet little henry. he looks completely darling. i am going to come visit, but maybe i will wait a few days until you are settled. i will call you. congratulations!

Emily said...

Why are summer flights so expensive?!! That bottom picture is my favorite, you're like a kangaroo.

Macey Kay said...

Hurray for being home! He is a cutie!

melmck said...

you looked great yesterday! i didn't want to stay too long so that's why i didn't ask too many questions. hope you are feeling ok now! he's so cute!

Nancy Face said...

I just love his name! Henry Elwood...it would be so fitting for him to become President some day! My first two were natural childbirth...ugh, it was AWFUL!!! I wasn't trying to be brave, I was just afraid of the epidural needle! I finally got smart on the 3rd baby...what a difference!

I love your pictures, especially the one of beautiful you and Henry napping together...so precious!

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Lauren said...

I love the name you chose for him! Henry Elwood is so dashing. I can totally see all the girls in jr. high writing on their notebook paper "I ♥ Henry Elwood" Yes, I can see it now. I love the picture of you and him the best! So cute.

daveandbri said...

well, i couldn't tell you had had any complications from the pictures. you look amazing! he is adorable as well. congrats again.

micila's movement said...

Lovely, new babies make me smile. The night I visited was so joyful and beautiful for me. I don't know if you noticed, but I was smiling the whole time. I love your li.. I mean big family.

Tori :) said...

How do you sleep with your mouth closed? If that was me I'd have my mouth wide open, drooling on the poor baby...
You are beautiful.

diana rose said...

you had your baby... congrats!