Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The end DID come!

Well, it's been almost 3 weeks since I stopped being pregnant. Yes, you read that right. I did not say "since I gave birth" or "since Lucas' arrival." I am celebrating more the end of the pregnancy. No more extreme itchiness. No more stuffed up nose (well... sorta). No more Braxton Hicks and pre-labour and serious uncomfortableness. No more.

It's all replaced with snuggles and all-night-nursing due to a days/nights mixup haha!

I'd like to introduce to you all Lucas Peter Angelo (don't get me started on the second middle name...), born on May 16 at 6:18am, weighing 6lbs 13oz and 19 3/4" long!!

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*WARNING: I like to remember my baby's births so I wrote about it ALL. So, this warning is to my brothers, my dad, my uncles, cousins, male friends, etc. If you want to read about the birth, please click HERE. If you don't want to read about the birth in all its entirety, please do NOT CLICK THE LINK!! I back-posted it so ignore the date!

*WARNING #2: If you want to read about Aryn's birth, click HERE. Again, not suitable for fathers or uncles.

Lucas - we love the name. I wanted Oliver, Ryan vetoed it in the hospital.
Peter - Ryan's middle name.
Angelo - Ryan's great grandpa's name.

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He's perfect and beautiful and doesn't like not being held. He eats a lot, and at 2.5 weeks old, was already at 7.11 3/4 lbs, and 20.5 inches. That means that, for the second time, I am making cream for my babies. Yay!

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A flood of memories has come crashing back to me since Lucas was born. All of the newborn "anomalies" have become my daily "A-ha!" moments. Sleepless nights, milk comas, let-down, rock hard milkies, breast pads, and a new kind of exhaustion. It is fantastic and terrifying. Life with 2 kids is scary. Aryn always has to pee or poop right when I am about to - or in the middle of - nursing. NO ONE (and I literally mean NO ONE) is allowed to hold Lucas except me; Daddy especially.

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Aryn went from being my baby to being a huge, giant leach in a matter of 2 days. She seemed to not only grow up, but grow bigger in the day and a half that I was in the hospital. She loves her brother, gives him lots of kisses and hugs, and loves holding him; but she has acted out, and throws more fits, and doesn't listen even more than she used to not listen.

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She has not, however, stopped going to the bathroom on the potty, and I thank the good Lord for that one!

It's been quite the adjustment, hence the lack of posts, but we'll figure it out. I even had to take the rest of the month off from work last month and my BFF had to do all my work for me, because of how crazy it is when you come home with a new baby! I'm excited and a little nervous about the future!!

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Aryn not only gained a brother, but she gained a whole new vocabulary the last couple of weeks. I don't know what happened, but somehow she just learned every word on the planet. She is saying words I had no idea she's ever heard before! She is quite the little talker (literally does not stop talking. She does NOT.STOP.TALKING!). She knows every animal, every colour (when did she figure out colours?!), I have sang the alphabet song to her almost every night for a few months and she never got it, yet the last 3 days she literally sings the entire alphabet! She knows actions to songs, she even started dancing for us every day. I still don't know where she learned all of this, but it's been so much fun watching her expand her knowledge. See? The Disney Channel is good for something (and people thought it was bad I let my kid watch tv all day while I tried to nap at the end of the pregnancy!)

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I will try to post more. Just have patience!


  1. What a great post! I love the owl hat! Makes me want to turn back time (almost!). Congrats!!!


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