Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sundays in my city- Baby recap

Hey guys,

As promised I am back with Sundays in my city. I am gonna start with a recap of life with baby Luca thus far and end it off with a recap of our day and some photos.

I will be posting weekly updates about the baby on Wednesdays, this week I will also recap his birth story and the first 2 weeks in upcoming posts. I will continue with Sundays in my city and meal plan monday as well as my normal frugal living, expat, and homemaking posts. So while there will be baby posts of course, no need to worry the conent I wrote before will also remain :D

So just to recap baby Luca was born on December 22nd at 7:31 am. He was 53cm long and 3640g. He was born via c section under full anesthesia after 16 hours labor, 2 failed inductions and a failed epidural. It was a very traumatic experience to be honest not due to having a c section but the care I recieved was subpar and I will go into details later, but I have come to terms and I think I needed to take the time to do so before sharing my story. I am now at peace with what has happened and can only refocus my energies on the outcome a beautiful little boy, the way he arrived is trivial. 

After 6 days in the hospital including Christmas we headed home. Over New years my inlaws came down to meet him. And my mom has been an amazing support and help during this time. 

We have had some struggles with breastfeeding which I will likely talk about in another post, don't worry I will have big warnings before any topics that I feel people may want to skip over. But he is doing well. He just crossed the 4 kilo mark this week and is growing like a weed. He is so strong. He kicks and has just started discovering his arms and hands. He can even lift his head, don't believe me?? Well check out the evidence below.

All in all we are doing well. Daddy went back to work last week and my mom flies out this Friday. Next week will be my first week alone and I am scared to death to say the least, but I am sure we will do fine. 

So now lets talk about my Sunday. 
Unknown Mami

Today was a pretty quiet day at home. I worked on catching up on housework and hanging out with baby Luca. We had a pretty uneventful day until baby Luca lifted and held his head. Before he was bobbing a bit but now he holds his head up. I know you think I am mad but I assure you it happened. We had taco ring for dinner and are getting ready to do babies hand and foot prints. 

Here are some photos from our day:

Make sure you stop by to check out everyone elses day.


Formerly known as Frau said...

He is such a cutie!

Sommer J said...

awww he's ready to go! You'll do fine alone, with the little guy, Serena. Very nice post.

Tara R. said...

What a little sweetheart! Congratulations and welcome to Luca!

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Joanna Jenkins said...

I thought I heard the angels singing! Congratulations on your gorgeous baby Luca. I'm so happy for you all.
Cheers, jj

qandlequeen said...

I'm so sorry you had a traumatic birthing experience. Fortunately it sounds like you're overcoming it and yes, focus on that little guy. CONGRATS! Can't wait to see how he grows over the next year.

Be patient and focus on healing (which is going to take time) and bonding. Again, congratulations.

Unknown Mami said...

He is gorgeous. I am sorry about the traumatic circumstances of your delivery. As someone who had a difficult delivery with my first and huge issues breast feeding, I know it can take a toll on you. You are doing a great job. If parenthood teaches us anything it is to be flexible and adjust to the unexpected.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations, Oh, dear you have been through the ringer, the first 2 weeks are very trying anyway with out the trauma! I am so glad your Mom is with you, can you imagine if she was not. Yes, breast feeding is best, but don't beat yourself up if it is not best for you. I can tell you with all confidence, it gets better and better!


Sonya said...

He's such a cutie! I'm sorry the experience was less than stellar to put it's scary enough when you go into labor but when you deal with not being treated right aswll as other factors,it makes it that much worse. I'm glad you are not focusing on that but more so on the wonderful outcome of it all..beautiful Luca : )

cath said...

Unfortunately, we never know what to expect during delivery and substandard care doesn't help things. Glad all ended up well. The photos are great!


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