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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

one week in welcome

I'm so happy and thrilled to announce that little Wesley Birch joined our family on December 15th.
He came into the world after a quite painful but quick labour and delivery, and weighed in at 6.7 pounds. We had our second successful VBAC and I promise to  write out his full birth story  and about the meaning of his name in the next few weeks.

Thoughts on life with Wesley, what the transition from 2 to 3 has been like, and some randoms thrown in for good measure ...

~Wesley is a sweet baby who is just happy to be held, cuddled, fed and kept comfy.
~ Wesley was born one week early.
~His first week of life has been spent mostly sleeping and eating, without many wakeful moments. Now that he is a week old, we have seen him more alert and responsive. Today I do believe he locked eyes with me and gave me his first attempt of a smile. Swoon!
~ We had no idea that he would be a he. We were certain he was a girl. We are so happy with who we got. He's exactly who we wanted and truly feel like our family is complete.
~ Having a Christmas baby when you have 2 young school aged children (4 and 6) is kinda crazy.
The kids are so hyped up with excitement and yes, with sugar. And then adding newborn to the mix? Phew!
~ One hour after Wesley was born, Winslow left us to go to Noah's school Christmas concert. There I was alone in the hospital and Winslow hadn't even held him yet.
~ When Wesley was 5 days old, we all went to watch Noah and Katia perform in their skating performance. Winslow was running back and forth between both kids helping them, while I sat in the stands (with a pillow), feeling completely overwhelmed and wanting to cry. Again I tell you, having a baby at Christmas, when you have older kids is kinda nuts.
~ Nursing is going very well.
~ We are getting good sleep. I love co-sleping with this wee little bug. He is so happy right close to me.

So there is my quick recap of our first week. There have been lots of special memories, some tears, frustrations out of exhaustion, and many "I'm sorries". We are starting to feel some kind of normal which is nice.


  1. The wait is over, I see.
    Congratulations! He is precious :)
    Welcome to the world Wesley!

  2. Congratulations to your family of the birth of little Wesley. Happy Christmas to you all.

  3. Congratulations! Wish I could play with your older ones and give you a spell....but you'd have to come all the way back to the Pacific side of the country....or I'd have to head your way. I know how hard it is to find a little extra rest after the birth. So, my prayers are with you...that you'll find more strength every day. Thank you for sharing the tender moments. Kathie, in Odessa, WA, USA

  4. Those first bath pictures SLAY me, I love it!

  5. I love it, hearing him coo was the highlight of my day today. Enjoy every moment with your perfect little man


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