Sunday, July 06, 2008

I'm back

Actually I would have been back last week if it weren't for the holiday. I started cooking the day I got out of the hospital. I feel great. I bested my childbirth time by half. With my older son, my water broke and he showed up about 8 hours later. With this one, they broke my water and started the induction at 10:45am and he was born at 2:26pm. But this time, I managed to get my epidural in just under the wire (I was actually fully dialated when it was put in place but no one knew - THANK GOD!). God bless whoever invented the epidural. I pushed for an hour with my older son and 26 minutes with this one.

The biggest difference was how I felt afterwards though. After my oldest, my best friend was an inflatable blue donut pillow. This time I don't even feel like I gave birth (well I didn't until I pushed my luck and walked the baby around our hilly neighborhood twice today).

Here's Daniel (or Baby Dan as his big brother calls him):



Recipes will be back starting tomorrow. I'll probably be posting somewhat regularly until I go back to work. After that, well, things might slow down a bit.

19 comments:

Karen said...

Oh God bless. What a beautiful baby. Thank goodness you are feeling well and all is good. Congrats.

Mrs. L said...

Welcome to the world Daniel!
Glad to hear Mom had an easy time of it :)

Megan said...

Congratulations! He sure is a cute one!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations --- what a cutie-pie! Good for your for getting back on the bandwagon so quickly - I'm impressed!

Hilary said...

Congratulations! (And he's adorable!)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congratulations and welcome back! A wonderful baby!

Cheers,

Rosa

Wanda said...

It's so good to see you both here, and hear how wonderfully it all went! Daniel is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photo.

Tiff said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. Best of luck to you.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

As I posted on the other spot...I've been stalking you! Baby Dan is beautiful, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty baby! So glad you're back. Can't believe you were strolling the baby, cooking and going to a 4th party already. I was too tired to do anything after the births. What was the date of the birth, so we can see who guessed correctly? I'm a name nut, so may we know Daniel's middle name?

Jan

Jennifer said...

Wow, he's gorgeous! Congratulations on your easy childbirth and your new baby.

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a beauty! A million congratulations to you!

Randi said...

congrats!!

DancesInGarden said...

Good thing this is a food blog, because he is so precious I could eat him up ;)

Anonymous said...

so glad to see you back. i have been checking regularly. he is a beautiful boy.

glad you had a fairly easy time.

anette

Sara said...

What a cutie!!! Congratulations to you and your family.

Heather said...

Welcome to the group Baby Dan! What a cutie!
I am glad that everyone is ok and happy!!

ThursdayNext said...

Much love to you and Baby Dan! He is adorable, and I am so happy for you and your family!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Awwww... isn't he gorgeous! Glad to hear that you're feeling so well and that he made things easy for you.

Congrats to you all.