Hmm....let's see. What in the world would I have to smile about today? ;)
Our precious Cohen Paul made his grand entrance into the world on Wednesday, March 27th at 9:41 p.m.! He was born at 35 weeks 3 days, weighing 6 lbs 2 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Absolutely perfect in every way. The delivery went so smoothly, once I was fully dilated I pushed through a few contractions and our little caboose was here :)
Because he was so early, he had to spend 6 hours in the NICU to make sure he could breathe on his own, take a bottle, and keep his body temps up. He was a champ, and after a few minutes struggling with that whole breathing thing he figured it all out, and came back to my room around 3:00 that morning.
Yep, that's me at 3:00 in the morning snuggling my little man. What a miracle he is to me!
We were so blessed to BOTH be able to go home 2 days later...doesn't he look so teeny in that big car seat?! I am so incredibly blessed with healthy preemie babies that beat all the odds!
We've been home for 2 days and it has been fantastic!! Everyone is absolutely smitten with out little man, and last night he even let me get 4 hours of sleep at a time ;) I feel wonderful and am so excited to have my whole family together and be able to be mommy again. Don't get me wrong...its totally crazy here, but I love it. We took ALL the kids to an Easter Egg hunt yesterday and it was crazy to be a family of 7 ;)
This Easter Sunday my heart is so full. As I look around at my not-so-little-family, I love them so much sometimes it takes my breath away. Then I think of the love my Heavenly Father feels for all of US...so much so that he gave us a Savior, His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Because of that one incredible act of love, I can be with these people that I love so much forever. So much to smile about today indeed :)
This Easter Sunday I hope you are feeling all the love and peace our Savior offers to us!