Saturday, March 28, 2009

First Night Home...

Well...we all survived our first night home with Owen. We were discharged from the hospital around 5:30 yesterday and sent home to begin our new life with Owen.

Owen and I are attempting breastfeeding. Thanks to Lindsey, we finally had a successful feeding on Thursday night. It was short, but we both learned a few key techniques. After a long feeding on Friday morning around 5 am, I thought we were well on way to success. However, Owen decided to go on a hiatus yesterday and went around 12 hours without eating. I tried and tried and tried...but all Owen wanted to do was SLEEP! He finally decided to start eating again around 7 last night...thank goodness. So we spent our first night at home eating every 1.5 to 2 hours. Neither one of us got very much sleep...Dad, on the other hand, mastered the ability to sleep through Owen's crying. Ha! So, today we are trying to feed every 3 hours and hopefully everyone will get a little more sleep tonight!

Josh and I have been on cloud nine since Owen's arrival. I can't even begin to explain how excited and proud we are!! This has been the most wonderful and rewarding experience ever. I absolutely love seeing Josh as a "Daddy". He has been so loving and attentive to just melts my heart. He's also been helping me with EVERYTHING...I have the best husband ever!! We are having so much fun getting to know Owen. He's been here less than 48 hours and we can't imagine life without him. It's amazing how much we love this little guy already!

In the short time since Owen's arrival, we have managed to take about 650 pictures. For those of you who know my mom...this is not shocking. Needless to say, the blog will be filled with many pictures of little Owen. Here are just a few...

Owen and Aunt Anna

Owen and Aunt Amanda


Amber said...

Owen is so cute! I can not wait to hold him again. I LOVE seeing Honey in the picture meeting Owen. So happy for your new sweet family!

Cindy Watson said...

Owen is so adorable. I can't wait to meet him. I am kind of confined to the house this week. I will have to see what I can do to sneak to Fayetteville for some cuddling. You look AWESOME! I am so happy for your new family of 3.