He’s here!

by Kim on August 29, 2014

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. Just wanted to stop by and share the good news…

Baby #2 is finally here!! (Thank you for all of your sweet comments on the Instagram pics!)

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Joshua Paul was born Tuesday at 1:15 PM, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. (the exact same weight his older brother was!) and measuring 21.5 inches long.

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(Yes, I went into labor the same day I was complaining about not having gone into labor. Ha!)

We are all absolutely thrilled!

I’ll tell you the whole labor and delivery story next week—sneak preview: I didn’t quite get the super fast 2nd baby delivery everyone promised me. It actually took about as long as it did the first time, for reasons I’ll explain later.

But, of course, it was all worth it!

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This kid has an INSANE head of hair! It was in a straight-up baby mohawk the whole time we were in the hospital, and finally settled down after his first bath at home.

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Mason has been a great big brother so far. He’s super interested in the baby—loves kissing him, patting his head, and “holding” him.

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The perks don’t hurt either: he’s been getting swamped with extra attention and gifts, including this sweet fire truck “from the baby” that he got during his visit to the hospital.

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As for me, I’m amazed at how good I’ve been feeling. I’m almost scared to say this, since I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop, but recovery has been a breeze. Barely any pain, even after an episiotomy. We left the hospital after 24 hours, and I was comfortably strolling around the neighborhood with baby in a sling that same day.

The next day (2 days postpartum), we even went to the farmer’s market, and I felt like a million bucks! Such a nice surprise!

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Maybe I was just prepared for the worst, but I’d like to think the smooth recovery has something to do with the way I took care of myself during pregnancy. So thankful for all those squats now!

My doctor said I’m ok to get back to exercising (I think she even used the word “vigorous”!) in 2 weeks, as long as I feel ok. Doesn’t that seem early?? I’ll obviously play it by ear—I’m definitely embracing the forced rest time right now!—but I was surprised (and, I’ll admit, a little excited) to hear that.

Bear with me as I get back into the swing of things, blogging-wise…but you can definitely expect to see that birth story here early next week!

For now, I’m off to hang out with my new family of 4. Smile

Fellow moms: how long were you told to hold off on exercise postpartum?

 

xoxo

Kim

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Waiting

by Kim on August 25, 2014

Hi guys. No baby.

I’m 2 days overdue, and let me tell you, they’ve been some of the longest days of my life! It somehow never occurred to me that I might still be pregnant at this point—or even that I’d spend this past weekend pregnant—so I haven’t had a THING planned to help keep me busy and distracted.

For a Type A super planner type, this is torture. Everything was ready on Friday—house clean, laundry done, hospital bags (semi) packed, and Grandma in town ready to babysit. I feel extra bad about that last part—my poor mom has been sitting here all weekend, basically for nothing!

Not that it wasn’t a good weekend. This kid had a blast with his new toys from Grandma.

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I just wish I could have enjoyed the free time more, and stressed less. I mean, who chooses a weekend at the hospital over a peaceful weekend at home with family?

So today, I’m trying to pretend that it’s life as usual. I’m working on a freelance project, running errands, blogging. My mom and I have some DIY baby wall art projects to work on, and there’s an end-of-the-year party for Mason’s daycare class tonight that I was SO SURE we’d have to miss.

Other than that, I’m just…waiting…

P.S. When things do happen, I’ll probably be sharing the news on Instagram first. Are we connected there yet?? Follow me (fittinpretty) and I’ll be sure to follow you back!!

xoxo

Kim

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