Baby Hermit Crab

Introducing:

Theodore James

9lbs. 1oz

22 inches

Theo 1

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And now we know why my belly was SO big.

Navigating the waters of the first week has been tough.  After being induced (for going over by two weeks), we had a healthy baby, but I lost considerable amounts of blood, had to go to emergency surgery, then had a bad reaction to a blood transfusion which all left me very weak.

Not being able to hold my baby that first day after he was born was really tough, and it seemed like everything went the exact opposite of how I’d hoped it would go (apart from the fact that I didn’t get a C-section).  But as of today, things seem to be looking up.  I still can’t stand up for more than 15 minutes at a time, and nursing has been…just plain old painful, but I feel like things are getting better.

Anyway, I’m not sure how much I’ll get written here, though I feel like I have a lot to say!  Posts come as naptimes allow.

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10 thoughts on “Baby Hermit Crab

  1. OMG the smiiiiile in that first photo just melts me 🙂 looks like that’s the only time he’ll be wearing that outfit, LOL. Thank you so much for posting more pics, he’s the best and I wish I cold give him cuddles and kisses!! I hope that nursing gets better over the next week or so, hang in there! Love you!!!

  2. Oh sweetheart, so relieved you are going to be okay. He is absolutely gorgeous and incredible. Take your time healing and enjoy every minute of your motherhood and the development of that precious baby boy. Congratulations to you and Andreas both and welcome to the world little Theodore. Love you muches!

  3. Congrats! He is adorable!!! I hope you recover quickly and you can start to get into a groove. I’m so excited for you!

  4. I have been checking daily for baby pictures! HE IS BEAUTIFUL! (and so tall!) Congratulations, Mommy! I’m sorry the process was rough; I’m wishing you well. Hang in there with the nursing. You’ll be sore for a few weeks but I promise that it gets better and even more wonderful. Congratulations again. Your family is beautiful.

  5. Hi, Zeta! I love all of the pictures, especially the first one where he’s smiling and the funny one where his eyes are crossed — haha! I remember when you guys did that as infants, but I never got a picture of it. You’ll feel better soon!

  6. Big congratulations! What a super adorable boy! I’m sorry to hear the birth didn’t go as planned, but I do hope you’re healing well and that you’re enjoying these first weeks as much as possible. Great pictures!

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