Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let's Hear It for Technology

For it allows me to sit in a hospital bed and spew my usual drivel without missing a day!  WHEE!

Hello, poppets.  Guess what I did yesterday?  Without going into unnecessarily gory details, I Brought Forth New Life.  Once again without any pharmaceutical help whatsoever, leading me to once again have a very strong reaction of, "THANK GOD THAT'S OVER."

So there's this baby asleep in the bassinet beside me.  He's been sleeping most of the time since his great entrance.  And when he's not sleeping, he's nursing.  Kid took to the milk like a natural.

His name, at least the one on his birth certificate, must, of course, remain top secret.  But his blog name will be Charlie.  That kind of goes with Cubby, right?

Right.  And speaking of Cubby, that gigantic child (in comparison to the new one anyway) was just here for his introduction to Baby Brother.  He took a good look, made some comments about babies drinking milk and crying, and then proceeded to bounce on the bed; play with the toys sent to him by his grandpa; attempt an escape to run wild through the halls of the maternity ward; eat the cupcakes the MiL made for us just this morning; and eventually sit on the bed with me to watch a few minutes of "The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh," courtesy of the very same wireless Internet that is bringing you this important update.

In other words, he ping-ponged off the walls for an hour and then whirled out of here like the dervish he is, leaving me contemplating with some trepidation my new reality of Cubby+baby.

But let's not think about that yet!  At the moment, I am alone in an air conditioned room with only one sleeping child.  I have cupcakes to eat, real coffee to drink (again courtesy of the MiL and the thermos she thoughtfully delivered when she came to visit), and Internet access.  Not too shabby.

Plus, there's this baby here who seems to be practically perfect in every way.  So yeah.  You could say life is pretty good right now.

16 comments:

Joan @ Debt of Gratitude said...

I know it won't happen (damn insurance companies), but I'm wishing you a spa-length stay at the hospital wherein you luxuriate in air-conditioning, good coffee, muffins and nursing help.

For what it's worth, 19 years ago I bawled my way into another day in the hospital with my first child. It's amazing what a little hysterics can accomplish. Use it if you need it.

And congratulations! Can't wait to meet Charlie.

Sherry said...

Congratulations!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Congratulations on another safe delivery...and yes...the squeaky wheel gets the grease so throw a tantrum and have a break down and get yourself another day of bliss.

flask said...

hooray!!

yesterday while i was out i remember thinking: i wonder if she will have the baby today?

..which is weird for me because the amount i care about whether other people have babies is usually slightly less than how much i care if the penny on someone else's desk is heads or tails.

but it was uncomfortably warm here in the afternoon and i was thinking of you and hoping that you were, in fact going to pop that pup right out of there.

so enjoy your air conditioning and your coffee.

and your perfect baby.

blessings on you and all of yours.

Anonymous said...

Wow , enjoy !!!!!!!!
Welcome, little Charlie.
Beth

Roger A. Post said...

Congratulations to the happy parents from the Far North!

Anonymous said...

Awesome news! Congratulations! Lance, Annetta, Ashlee....

Toni said...

Excellent timing! Congratulations!!

sheila said...

Maybe you should go easy on the coffee or Charlie will get such a dose of caffeine he'll be jittery and not so sleepy.

AC..... tell them you don't have it at home and you need to stay an extra day to recover.

Welcome to the world "Charlie!"

edh said...

Congratulation! Welcome Charlie; you're going to have a great life at Blackrock!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations

Joellen said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you have a healthy boy and your misery of summer and pregnancy is over.

Double congratulations for doing it without drugs. You are a better woman than me.

Phoo-d said...

Hooray!! Congratulations and welcome Charlie! You have a great life ahead. Glad the delivery went smoothly. Enjoy the relief of being alone in your body again!

jive turkey said...

I can't believe I missed this! YAY! CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see a pic of brand-new little Charlie!

rls said...

ENJOY THE AIR CONDITIONING! Oh, and that new baby, too.

naptimewriting said...

mazel tov!