Saturday, August 16, 2008

{in love}




thoughts on the past 4 days:

nursing is hard

that newborn smell should be bottled and sold

can't believe i have a baby

still can't believe how awesome {yes this is ME talking} labor and delivery went

seeing my hub as a daddy...can't describe

seeing myself as a mother...feels comfortable

holding my son...feels complete

seeing my swollen feet...not so much {anyone else get postpartum cankles/feet?}

experiencing life as 3=incredible



birth story coming soon...

21 comments:

b. said...

{Awwww....I can see why!!}

Congratulations Kalli Ko Verb Fam!!

Jill said...

Nursing is one of those things that's hard at first, but gets easier as you go along. Take it one day at a time.

Newborn smell is my favorite.

My ankles were more swollen after I had my babies than they were when I was pregnant.

Your baby is darling! I love the pictures.
Do you spend your day kissing those cheeks?

Meggie said...

A&D ointment will become your best friend! Nursing hurts, but so worth it! He is such a cutie! I love the newborn smell too!

eRiCa said...

nursing = SUPER HARD...give it at last a month before you give up...it takes that long to get the hang of it...at least for me. Yes, wait at least a whole PAINFUL month :)

he's adorable. Very adorable.

eRiCa said...

ps I never was swollen while pregnant, but I made up for it 1010% after I had my girls. Both times I was so swollen it hurt to walk and none of my shoes fit. It took me 2 weeks to get back to normal. My legs looked like sausage links!

Fig said...

I luff that guy.

Does he already have a creepy internet godmother? 'Cause I so want to vie for that position.

Shar said...

He's so cute Kalli! I think that my nips hurt for a good three weeks.

He is so precious!

McKelle said...

Nursing freaking sucks and whoever said it is SOOO natural was a total liar. Really, if it works for you do it (Gwen hated it, but I forced her to do it for a few months because I felt like I'd suck as a mom if I didn't nurse), but if it doesn't work out, don't feel bad and let those nuts (the ones that believe that nursing is the only way or your baby will be stupid) make you feel bad. Do what's best for you!!!

He really is so cute! I'm glad you're loving it, and can't wait to hear the birth story...especially if you thought it was awesome too.

AzĂșcar said...

I can't tell you how much The Nursing Mother's Companion helped me when I was having nursing problems. Make that new dad run to the bookstore and pick one up.

Email me if you have any questions.

Shawnanana said...

U cooked him good!! :P

cori said...

he is so so cute!

when you bottle up that newborn smell, i will take a case. i miss it so.

so happy for your family!

Kalli Ko said...

Azucar I'm so glad you reminded me about this book that magically is already on my shelf.

Am reading now...

you guys are great. my boobs hurt.

Teri said...

He is so cute Kalli, but I hate not knowing his name. ...as for your nipples, they toughen up. I think after nursing 3 kids, mine are bulletproof. ;)

Amanda and Adam Walsh said...

Congratulations Kalli!

We love ya

sue-donym said...

He is absolutely perfect! I'm so happy for you.

Marie @ Make and Takes said...

What is that cute binkie? I've never seen it before. Where did you get it?

Kalli Ko said...

Marie-

they are called Gumdrop pacifiers and are absolutely awesome! Did i mention they smell like vanilla??

Here's the link:
http://gumdroppacifier.com/

our friend is a mom/baby nurse at the hospital I delivered at and gave them to us before we went home saying she had done her research and these are the best! Order your little one some, they're great.

Elise & Danny Neilsen said...

Kalli! Congratulations to you guys! Looking at those pictures remmind me of what a special time having a newborn really is! Even though there's hard things, enjoy it while ya can cause before you know it they will be 9 months and weigh 24 pounds! :) He is just a doll! I can see both of you in him! Nursing gets so much easier! And I too cant wait to hear the story of how it all went! Congratulations! I love newborns!

Cecilia said...

Nursing is hard, but so rewarding... Hang in there!

I love newborn smell too!

Your baby is precious!

Erincita said...

I love him.

Janille said...

Okay this is also a late post but I must comment on nursing:

I nursed 4 babies - it hurt every time for at least 4 weeks. BUT - by the time my last baby came around I finally learned many tricks to manage the pain and keep nursing - this is by far the best experience I have had nursing. So if you ever want some secret tricks, I am your girl.

With my two girls in the middle, I eventually went to a breast pump (Love Medela!) which actually was fortuitous because I ended up having gall bladder surgery and some other things so I couldn't nurse and needed to pump so that worked well for me. I pumped milk for over a year with each. I am just one of those moo-cow women that produces mega milk so all my babies are long time breast feeders. Super happy they are!

(and I found it funny that the word verification for this post is COWDRY)