On September 21st, 2013 at 8:36 am (Graham, on the left) and 8:44am (Ruby) we welcomed two tiny, perfect beautiful new family members into the world, our hearts and our lives! The past four weeks have gone by so fast and with so much learning and feeling and experiencing that our heads are spinning.
My labor and birth experience was intense and long and the hardest thing I have ever done, but after nearly 39 weeks of pregnancy, two solid days of induction, 15 hours of labor, 5 and a half hours of pushing, and several shifts of nurses and midwives and doctors I managed to welcome these two littles (Graham at 7lbs 2oz, Ruby at 5lbs 7oz) into the world without surgery and as healthy as can be. The rest of the past month has been a blur.
Coach and I have been lucky to have the help of my Mom for a good part of the beginning of this new life, and have enjoyed the love and support of dear friends. We have felt so loved and the babies have been so warmly welcomed! If we weren't so tired we would be more enthusiastic in our gratitude.
I could talk about this incredible, insane, sort of traumatic experience at length, and surely will at some point, but right now I am so in love, all I can do is stare at them.
Which makes it hard to get anything done.
I will be officially on maternity leave until the end of December, so will be posting here a little less often, but we have some fun things in store, so keep checking in!
If you are on Instagram, and want a baby fix (and lots of pics of Lucy), you can find me at @curlygirldesign
Thanks for being with me on this journey,