Thursday, April 28, 2011

He's here

Lennon Christopher was born April 11, at 8:52 am by scheduled c-section. (that's him, sleeping on daddy's chest). It was unbelievable to hear his first cry, and sometimes I still have a hard time believing he's here and alive and doing well. I was pretty much an emotional wreck the first week and a half, part hormones and part missing his sister and all the what-if's.
I'm very happy and very sleep deprived. Mothering a live baby is hard. I knew it would be, but it's still a bit of a surprise. I thought I'd be so grateful to have a live baby (and I am) that nothing would phase me. We've had a bit of a rough time with breastfeeding, and Lennon ended up losing a lot of weight, which was frightening and stressful. We're supplementing now, and he's gaining, so hopefully things are on the right track.
It's really bittersweet, having him here, and missing Nevan. I thought he would look just like her, but he's completely his own person. (maybe they have the same nose).
Anyways, things are good here, baby boy's here safe and sound, for which I'm grateful, and I still miss his sister.


  1. I am sorry about your loss but your angel baby above is perfect (:. Congrats!

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  2. Congratulations!!! He is absolutely beautiful, that picture is so incredibly precious!!! And I LOVE that name, it's on our list of possible names for our baby boy! Glad to hear you're doing well now. Continuing to send love your way and hope things continue smoothly as you get into your new routine ((hugs))

  3. Beautiful - and I think he does look like his sister. Congratulations - you deserve all the happiness this little one will bring you. I hope the breastfeeding improves.

  4. He is beautiful Rachel! Congratulations! and sending lots of love and hope for Lennon's continued wellness~

  5. He's lovely and wonderful. I know his big sister must be looking down, so pleased.

  6. CONGRATS! And welcome to the outside world little Lennon. He is beautiful, and he's here!

    I'm sorry to hear breastfeeding has been so hard. I hope that improves for you and Lennon soon.

    And as my rainbow baby could be born any day now, through the next month, I can only imagine the mix of emotions that motherhood with a living child brings. I am anticipating experiencing some intense love and joy, and some intense sadness too. Seems like that's just a package deal for us BLMs.

    Thinking of you, Lennon, Nevan and your husband. Much love!

  7. I'm so happy for y'all!! Lennon is beautiful and I know y'all are so in love with him. I'm glad you shared that you were a wreck right after. I'm so worried about that part...hoping that I don't ruin what we've waited for by being so sad for what should have been.

    I don't know what else to say other than I am so so happy for your family. Sad that his sister isn't here to love and kiss on him, but happy that he's here safe and warm.


  8. Congrats! I am so glad he made it her safely. I absolutly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name Lennon!