Thanks everyone for the kind words and congrats!! We are really enjoying our little guy! On his 1 week birthday last night we all laid hands on him and thanked God for a safe birth, a healthy baby and for future health and happiness for him.
|A minute or so after birth|
I have been informed (thanks KM) that I neglected to announce the name we chose for our little one! (bad Kelley, bad Kelley). At about 2 days old we settled on Dagyn Beannacht.
|With his placenta, a few hours after birth|
Dagyn is pronounced Day-gin (like Meagan). There are many different ways you can spell it and apparently each spelling can also be pronounced differently. This spelling is often pronounced like da-jin but that was a bit 'Sweedish' for us so we are sticking with pronouncing it our way. The name is Hebrew for 'grain or wheat' or gaelic for 'dark haired'. Since neither of those applied to our Dagyn we went with the Gaelic word Beannacht, which means "blessing". It is pronounced like Bannock but with a "t" at the end.
|first bath, less than 1 day old|
I have really enjoyed my week in bed! I am pretty sad the week is over, it went by WAY too fast. I loved just cuddling up with him and nursing and having everyone take care of me and bring me food (and we have SO much great food here . . . which is good because I am always very hungry and everything tastes SO good!!). I plan to continue to take it easy for as long as possible.
We actually went out for the first time today. We went by a friends house, the chiropractor, and to JoAnns so I could get some fabric to make him a baby blanket. I usually love going out with my newborns and showing them off to people. But I was really anxious to come home and crawl in bed and cuddle again.
|1st picture of the family together . . . 1 day after birth|
Hopefully this weekend I can get the new blog up and running, get some 'stills' off of the video camera and get the birth story (which is pretty much finished) posted.