I have a SON!
It has been a week since I delivered Cole Raymond and my life never felt more complete!
Who wants to hear how Cole came into this world? Well Saturday night, we were at our niece Maya’s 8th Birthday party and boy did I feel very uncomfortable. We left the party and I came home to enjoy cereal (I was craving Chocolate Lucky Charms) and my bed. Yet, I still couldn’t get comfortable. Around 5:00am my water broke!
To say I was scared is an understatement. Thank goodness for my calm and collective husband to keep me relaxed. We immediately called the doctor and she told me to come in immediately. (During my freak out- my husband decided to shave and shower before we left for the hospital).
We arrived at the hospital between 6-6:30am. I was immediately put into the delivery room. Since we are still in this pandemic, the hospital was very quiet. Eric was NOT allowed to leave the room. If he did then he wasn’t allowed back in. Once I was all settled in, my contractions started coming in very strong. I have never felt anything like it! By 11:00pm, I was getting an epidural. I really thought..WOW! This is happening all very quickly. Will I meet him/her soon? Am I prepared for this? At this time I was still only 2cm dilated.
At 1:00 I finally hit 4cm!
By 3:00, I was 8cm!
I started pushing at 4:30pm! Finally, I was going to meet him/her! The things that came out of my mouth during this process was crazy! But my husband.. he held it all together for me! He made me push! He made me know that I can do it (when I wanted to quit). He was my backbone through it all. And that final look from him that said- Babe you can do this.. was my final push! And that is when he announced that it is a BOY!
Cole Raymond came out at 7:02pm at 7lbs 11oz 19inches long. He was the best thing that ever happened to us. He brings so much joy and laughter into our lives (even at 4:00 in the morning). He looks like both Eric and I. He is our world!
He is one COOL Dude!
I am sorry that I don’t have any reading updates for you since Cole keeps me quite busy. During his nap time is when I usually nap. However, there are two books that I have been wanting to read that are just sitting on my coffee table.
Then You Happened by K. Bromberg
Jack Sutton was the man I didn’t want to need.
His know-it-all attitude. His annoying suggestions. His outlook on life.
He was determined to help me while I had resolved to figure it out on my own.
But he taught me things I’d forgotten.
How to trust. How to believe in myself. Who I was.
I went and fell in love with him.
Tatum Knox was the disaster I should have walked away from.
Her ruined reputation. Her failing business. Her chaotic life.
She hated me at first sight and yet intrigued me all at the same time.
I was only supposed to be there six months.
I was supposed to use that time to make amends for things I’d done wrong.
Instead I fell in love with her.
They say it’s better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all. Does that hold true when the love is based on a lie to begin with?
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
I will keep you updated on how I adjust to having a newborn and reading! So far.. I rather read my eye lids! But I wouldn’t change it for the world!