So, this post is an attempt to answer those questions (although some were answered in my previous post) and to show off my adorable baby some more.
What are Issac's STATS?
Isaac was 7 lbs. 9 oz. He is 20.5" long with a 14.5" head. He was almost 2 pounds lighter than Beniah and Elijah were at their births.
How was the c-section?
Considering that the doctors were wrist deep in my belly (that line is for you Tim), this c-section was my best surgery. The anesthesiologist placed my spinal perfectly and I had absolutely no pain or "hot spots" this time around. It was really nice to not be given more morphine during the surgery and to be more "with it" in the recovery room and enjoy cuddling with my baby boy. The main problem I had with the surgery was not being able to painlessly laugh when Isaac peed on himself and Tim's face.
If you had to choose one aspect of Isaac that is your favorite, what would it be?
My favorite aspect of Isaac would definitely NOT be his wonderful baby smell that comes and goes depending on the cleanliness of his diaper. My favorite would be his Vulcan right ear. The nurse told us that his ear was probably pressed against something in utero and would round out over time. We'll miss this quirky little ear when it rounds out.
Live long and prosper, little one!
What was Elijah's reactions to Isaac?
Elijah loves his baby brother and comments on how cute he is and has asked to hold Isaac, but he does seem to have a bit of jealousy over how much I am holding Isaac. At one point, Isaac was starting to get upset so I bent over to pick him up and Elijah said (in a pathetically sad voice), "Mama, don't pick him up." Thankfully, Tim was right there to care for Isaac so I could cuddle more with Elijah. It's definitely going to be a juggling act between caring for my baby boy and my little cuddle bug.
"Look at his little mouth!"
"Looking at babies is not nearly as fun as coloring with Daddy."
How did you deal with hospital boredom?
I made both boys a big brother bag and filled it with some Target dollar spot toys and coloring books. I used this bag idea that I found on Pinterest and modified it to include 2 handles.
Of course, the tablets came out to be played.
Other than randomly falling asleep and cuddling my baby, I had one of my closest friends and her son come over for a visit.
Tim, of course, took the opportunity to cuddle with his son
But once his arm went numb, Tim began taking many random photos (mainly to tease me about the page long list of photos that I wanted). While there are a lot to be deleted, he got some pretty clever ones.
How are you feeling?
I am feeling much better now that I am at home resting and watching my boys play together and love on their little baby brother.
Elijah is happy to be a big brother. He was just not happy with the number of cameras pointing at him.
The Whittaker Five preparing to head home.
We are all very proud to have Isaac join our family!