He arrived October 9, 2012, at 5:40 pm. He was 8 pounds 15 ounces, 21 inches long.
At his one week check-up, he had already surpassed his birth weight.
We are all doing great, sleep deprived of course, but doing great. I did not get the natural childbirth I was hoping for (though not for lack of trying - I was in labor for about 16 hours before we decided to go with a cesarean) but in the end, all that really matters is that mom and baby come out healthy.
Needless to say, I have not been doing much cooking. We have been blessed with family and friends who have brought us lots of delicious meals. We've received a stash of Dream Dinners, Papa Murphy's Take-n-Bake pizza, homemade casseroles, and pasta dishes, including a great Chicken Tetrazzini recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. It was prepared up through the second to last step, so all we had to do was transfer the contents to a baking dish, top with bread crumbs and bake.
I'm hoping to get back to cooking and blogging soon, but meanwhile, I'm going to relax and enjoy my new little bundle.
I am so excited for him to start using the Very Hungry Caterpillar / Eric Carle themed nursery I set up for him as well!