The Gifted Blog

August 25, 2012

He's Here!



SO happy to announce the arrival of our second son, Little N! He was born last Wednesday after an intense but triumphant 6 hours of labor.

I'm so thankful to God - all of my major hopes for this birth were fulfilled. I was able to labor at home for several hours and felt so supported by my team (husband, doula and medical caregivers). I'd planned to get an epidural but ended up going without because the labor was progressing so quickly. I can't believe we did it!

We're very much in love with this little guy. Big brother N is doing well, thanks in large part to lots of love from my mom, dad and sister. We're saying farewell to my family this afternoon and embarking on our adventure of being a family of four. I'll be checking in on the blog and posting as I can, so don't be a stranger!

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19 comments:

  1. Congratulations! He looks very sweet. You are so blessed to have had your family there for support. I'm glad all went well for you.

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    1. Wanda, thank you. You're right - it was so great to have my family out! We were able to focus on remembering how to care for a newborn while they gave big brother N lots of love and took care of groceries and cooking. It was much needed help!

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  2. Oh gosh he's SO sweet!!! I forget how little they start out! Congratulations to you for being such a pro "birther" Charissa. Enjoy this moment!

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    1. Aw, thanks! Yes, this guy seems so teeny tiny, and suddenly his older brother looks like a man. : )

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  3. congrats! he is adorable. you look amazing after labor. excited to see you guys be a family of 4!

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    1. Thank you, Bo! Labor was intense, but so much different than w/ an epidural this time around. I was able to get out of bed so soon afterwards. I guess every time is different!

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  4. Congrats- I am so happy for you and hope to see you both soon- sandya

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    1. Thank you, Sandya! That would be wonderful.

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  5. awww. congrats lady! so presh! good luck with everything and i hope the complications smooth over!

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    1. You too! Ida is so gorgeous...thanks for sharing so honestly about how the start of motherhood is going for you.

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  6. What a sweet little man! congrats girl!

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  7. he is beautiful! congrats, charissa! and welcome to the mom of boys club. you are in for loads of fun. :)

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  8. Hi Charissa!!

    I'm just getting to read about your baby's birth story. That's amazing that you had him at home and it all went well!! You look amazing after having him and he is beautiful baby!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Ana! And just to clarify - we did have him in the hospital. : ) We just stayed at home where we'd be more comfortable for the beginning of labor.

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