Right away, I asked for the breast pump to help avoid any issues with breastfeeding and like a champ, Nicholas has no trouble breastfeeding. (Hubby tells me its because he's a boy and way more interested in that area anyway!) It's also such a wonderful feeling to know what to expect and how to advocate for oneself after not knowing how to do that the first time around. The whole floor was quiet and I was lucky enough to have my own recovery room that first night. It was December and cold and there was no heat in my room so I ended up with a huge corner room, all to myself. It was so nice! And I thoroughly enjoyed it all!
Our sweet Sophia was thrilled to meet her little brother and watching her interact with her little brother was just magical!
She was so proud and so excited to touch him and kiss him. And as crazy as it sounds, because we had been a family when it had just been the 3 of us, it felt so much more complete as a family of 4.
And honestly, I think the look on my face in this picture shows just how much better and more peaceful this birth experience was for our family.
I always tell people I wish that you could know for your first what you know for your second birthing experience. Obviously you'd never appreciate it the second time around if you didn't experience the pain the first time, but knowing what to expect and how to handle it all makes such a difference and I'm so thankful.
Nicholas Miguel, born December 7, 2008 at 12:52 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces measuring 21 inches long was our redemption baby and I'm so incredibly thankful for how God brought this little guy into our lives and healed the broken and hurt places in our hearts. And, he still does it, 4 years later.