One week ago, our lives changed completely. We went from being just B and me to being a family of three. FW was born last Thursday afternoon. He and the whole family are healthy and doing well (despite lacking some serious sleep).
I’ll spare you all the super detailed details, and in true fashion of how we shared we were expecting, here are some of the FAQs:
Okay, we want to know – boy or girl?!
It’s a boy!
When was he born?
FW waited until after the Cavs win and parade celebration and came into the world June 23, 2016. Just like his mom when she was born, he was 2 days late (I was due on Jan 21 and born Jan 23).
What were the basic details – height, weight, etc.
He’s just a little guy! 6 lb. 12.5 oz and 19.5 inches. OR 19 inches. It depends on who you ask.
Why haven’t you posted any photos of him or any blog posts yet? Is everyone okay? Was he born with 3 heads?
Ha, he was not born with three heads. He has one head, with hair (I LOVE BABIES WITH HAIR!), and is perfect and cute in every way (yes, I’m biased). I’ve been sharing plenty on Snapchat (follow me at @koskim) and will start to share more on other channels as well. And honestly, every time I go to write a blog post, he is awake and I can’t stand not looking at him so I put the computer down and go chill with him. He is sleeping now (it’s daytime – he loves sleeping during the day), and I thought it was time to officially introduce him to the world. So here you go – gratuitous baby photos await!
How are you feeling? How is he sleeping?
Judging from what I’ve been told and what I’ve heard from friends, I had a reallllly easy labor. So I’m feeling pretty good for just having a baby. BUT I’m tired. Let’s just say that FW likes sleeping a lot – during the day. At night, well, we’re still teaching him about that.
When was the last time you ran? Are you going to start running again?
I ran/hobbled a mile (before taking a walk) the day before FW was born. IT was a slow and not-so-comfortable mile! And now I need to wait until after 6 weeks to start exercise. It’s rough. Luckily, I’ve felt good enough to take some walks with B and FW, but I can tell that 6 weeks are going to last a while!
Have you had any visitors?
Yes! My parents came in town the minute they heard I was in labor and were here last weekend. B’s family has been by a few times AND he’s gotten a chance to meet a few coworkers. His social calendar is pretty full these days 🙂
Are you still going to live downtown?
Yup, still getting this question – and yes, we’re still in our apartment. We converted the guest room into a nursery and B made this amazing space-saving changing table that is built up to the wall so it doesn’t take up floorspace and FW is loving living downtown. We’ve given him a few tours of our neighborhood and took him out to his first downtown meal this week – we enjoyed some tacos outdoors in the Flats!
Are you going to be a mom blogger now?
Umm, sorta, but not really? I know that’s not a real answer – but I’m going to still blog the way I always blog, about things I know. Baking. Cooking. Running. And now that being a mom (it’s so weird to say that) is part of who I am, here we go – mom blogging awaits! I imagine that I’ll have some more mom-focused blog posts or a mom-spin on my posts moving forward, but when I get back to running in a few months there will be posts about that. When I get some more sleep and can bake and cook again, there will be posts about that. And as I adjust to live as a mom, I imagine there will be fewer posts at times as I enjoy every minute of life with baby!
Joining up today with the Thinking Out Loud linkup. Because I’ve had writer’s block and it seems appropriate that this post be a flood of thoughts!
Warning – there may be typos in this post. My brain is a little tired from the lack of REM sleep … (as if there weren’t typos in the other posts on here)
17 thoughts on “It’s Been One Week … (Yes, we had that baby)”
I remember when you made your prego announcement, felt like 2 seconds ago!! YAY! Congrats!! He is precious!
Thanks!! It was a short pregnancy, ha! (kidding)
haha I think things just move faster in blogging land! 🙂 🙂
take care of him
Congratulations! He is simply beautiful.
I cannot tell you how much I love this post!!! I love how much you have shared with us and I cannot wait to meet him!
Also I did not see any typos 🙂
Haha maybe I’m better on no sleep!!! He can’t wait to meet everyone!
I am so happy to read everything is going so well. He is a doll baby. I look forward to reading more about your adventures as a mother.
Great, thank you! I look forward to sharing
Congrats, he’s an absolute doll baby! Enjoy these moments, the baby stage goes by far too quick 🙂
Thanks!!! So far it’s flying by.
Congratulations Melissa! He is adorable.
Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!! HE IS SO ADORABLE! Congrats, Melissa! I am so happy to hear that everyone is going well. Look at all of that hair! (I’m a bit biased, but I also love babies with hair!) Seriously, soak him in! Everything will still be there when you have the time/energy/willingness, but he will only be this little for a millisecond.(I won’t tell you to enjoy it, because as amazing as it is it is hard and exhausting and to be honest, I can’t stand when people tell me/told me to enjoy it, ha! But definitely soak it all in and remember as much as yoiu can – good and bad.)
Thanks!! Thanks, I am also biased and prefer the newborn-with-hair look 🙂 definitely trying to take it all in and enjoy every minute
ahhh congrats! he’s SO CUTE!! everyone is having boys lately in my life as well. ENJOY THIS TIME!