His gender surprised both Nick and I. Nick had been convinced throughout the pregnancy that he was a girl. I was more unsure and didn't have a strong opinion either way until the week before he was born: I had a very vivid dream that I had given birth to a dark haired girl. Instead, we had a sweet light haired boy!
Gregory is particularly thrilled to have a little brother and Charlotte has expressed some disappointment. Nick and I, of course, are completely smitten and I am so relieved that he is so healthy. Without having had gestational diabetes this time around, my pregnancy was monitored a lot less than what I had been used to, so it felt like a lot less was known about his growth and development in the womb.
I have had my mom in town to help with everything and I am very grateful. Recovery has been particularly difficult and obviously I have my hands full with my two older children. My husband is also taking quite a bit of paternity leave to be home during this time.
I kind of sewed like a maniac before Owen's birth, so there are a few scheduled posts sharing those projects. I know I will be able to return to my favorite hobby periodically but I am not pressuring myself to do anything I don't have the time or energy for right now. I am also making a concerted effort to really enjoy this baby - I really struggled emotionally after having my second and I think Owen will probably be our last child- so I really want to savor this special time and not get caught up in WIPs and starting new projects.