Pretty much nothing went as planned with Maple’s birth, but I’m quickly learning that’s how things are with pregnancy, childbirth, and kids. I only got to meet her for a minute before she was taken to the NICU for tests and because she wasn’t getting enough oxygen on her own. At the time it broke my heart and I was in tears on the operating table as they stitched me up, but now I’m thankful it was only a few days.
Because I had to have a c-section, I have to take it pretty easy for a few weeks. I’m having to learn how to let Ryan help me, and he’s doing an amazing job. Seeing how incredibly sweet he is with her just made me fall even more in love with him, and I didn’t even know that was possible.
Maybe I’ll write about her birth eventually, but this week is all about me and Ryan spending time with Maple. We requested that visitors wait until after our first week at home, so that we can really focus on bonding and figuring out this parenting thing, such as . . .
I don’t want to turn this into a mommy blog, because it’s not my interest area. I plan to limit my family-related posts to about one a month, I think.For awesome updates & exclusive discounts on Janery pet beds, please sign up for my newsletter!