I have not written a blog post in a couple of months (not including the one I just wrote on cranberries). Any guesses why? If you said because I had a baby, you are right (and you have been following my sporadic posts pretty well).
Meet Paul Arjun Santos.
My beautiful baby boy was born November 24th, 2013. He was a whopping 9 lbs, 21 inches!
The name Paul came from my father who passed away in 2010. Arjun is a nod to my India background. Arjun (or Arjuna, with an "A") is a Hindu warrior from their sacred texts.
I had the birth at home. This was a very personal decision, and it was not made lightly. My hubby was a little skeptical at first, but once he understood how professional my midwife took everything he knew this was the best way for us. I'm not going to talk about the benefits of home-birth (there is enough info on the web about that) but I will say that I'm very glad I did it this way.
My birth went very well, it was quick and exactly how I wanted it. My midwife, doula, and everyone at the birth were so great. I love them all! Thank you!!!!
Baby Paul is now three months old. So here is a quick montage of his growth and changes.
This one was about a week after his birth.
|Again about a week later, he had some baby acne.|
I got those stickers at Babies R Us. I like to keep track.
Paul at two months old.
You can see he has gotten some more expression in his face and body. I also started taking a photo with him lying down on the bed. I love the gold background.
Finally, Paul just last week (three months old).
The shot above just made me laugh. So I added it. I have others of him in the chair that are a little more "cute" not so funny.
He was not in such a playful mood this time.
What an amazing gift it is to have a baby. This little boy is so cute, so sweet and he just warms my heart with every smile and snuggle. I absolutely love him with every fiber of my being. They say you won't understand until you have one and "they" are right.
My life is now all about diapers, spit up, sleep habits of babies and trying to stay sane in it all. The cold, snowy winter has not made it any easier. But, I have made some new "mom" friends as I call them. They are all nice ladies.
I'm working on his nursery (he still sleeps in our room right now), a book of all the cards he got over his gestation, and I made the cutest family tree. All of these projects will eventually become blog posts. Lets see how it goes. I would really like to get at least one blog post a week going regularly again. Wish me luck.