We are just waiting for the 24 hour mark to hit so we can head home. I found out that Noble is 21 inches long. i can't believe how close some of you came to guessing all the stats right. I will have to do some calcuations to find the winner.
I am excited to go home to my own bed. I don't sleep well in hospitals. I only slept an hour last night. So I am pretty tired and grumpy.
I want to write up the whole story of Noble's birth properly so I am waiting to do it till I am home. Maybe on Mother's Day I will do it.
I also can't post photos till I get home, but they will be coming. He already looks different from when he first came out. They change so much in the first little while as the swelling goes down.
I have had a few really treasured moments here in the hospital when all has been quiet and calm and the veil thin. This experience in so many ways mirrored my last experience in this hospital. I am still processing it all.
I am still in a bit of shock that I am no longer pregnant and that I didn't have to be induced. I am even more in shock that I somehow (and really I am not sure how) I was able to birth this child totally free of medication. I didn't even have an IV.
This has been an unreal experience and the hardest parts were "other worldly." The same could be said of our time here 11 months ago. Only this experience has ended in a sweetness that brings tears of joy where the last one ended in bitter peace and tears of sorrow.
My sister came and took some photos of Noble today. I look forward to seeing them. She has a really great eye for photography. It will be fun to see what she got.
I'll try to get a photo or two up tomorrow. Till then ...