He's here! We've finally met the little poker and prodder that has been squirming around in my tummy! It was such a great experience, and I couldn't be happier. Welcome to the world, my little chunk!
Lincoln James was born on May 8th( also my Mom's birthday! haha ), at 10:17AM coming in at 7 lbs and 14 oz! He's such a perfect little man, and it was such a relief to finally see his sweet little face.
Going through labor was kind of an out of body experience, if you will. The whole time I was just kind of baffled it was happening, that we were finally at the end of this long journey, so when he finally made his entrance, looking at him for the first time was just...idk. Amazing and life changing just doesn't explain the feelings I had.
He's been in our lives for little over a week now, and it's been an interesting time lol. Having never really handled a newborn before, I was a little doubtful of my abilities to take care of this little human, but guys, mothers instinct is no joke. I kind of just dove in. Knowing that this little guy needed me, for food, for nurturing, for love and comfort, there was no hesitation. He's mine and every time I pick him up, whether it's sleepily in the middle of the night or happily rested during the day, I love how he looks at me like he trusts me so much already. In his eyes I see the reassurance I need to take care of him...
Motherhood is awesome. For this short week that he's been in my life, I've realized that motherhood is definitely challenging, and demanding, fiercely terrifying at times, and sometimes very overwhelming, but as soon as he looks at me, it's worth it. All of it.
Now it's all about learning how to breastfeed, pumping, sleeping schedules, dirty diapers, cute little clothes to wear and wash wash wash, and of course so many pictures taken and chubby cheek kisses given.
And if I may say one more thing....just get the drugs lol.