Welcome to the world [wide web], little Jasper Lawrence!
Jasper was born on November 20th at 9:47 p.m. weighing 7lb 13oz and measuring 21 and 3/4 inches. It was love at first sight.
There were plenty of issues over the last nine weeks - breastfeeding and colic being at the top of the list. In a future post, I'll share a little bit about our breastfeeding journey and where we're at today. In short, it's been a reminder that no matter how much you plan and research, things don't always go your way. It's been tough but even when I'm going on less than 2 hours of sleep for the day, I look at him, and I feel nothing but the deepest love.
I kid (sort of); it hasn't been all bad. In fact, most moments are full of a happiness that I never knew existed. It's hard to believe that he was that little blip on the very first ultrasound at 6 weeks. During the pregnancy, we talked to him, gave him a personality and thought we knew him. While he's definitely not what we expected (Itty bitty body? Bald little head with blonde peach fuzz? Blue eyes?) it's already been so rewarding getting to know the 'real' Jasper. Getting to see him grow and learn to express himself is the best ever.
He has impacted me in a way that fulfills all of my expectations but also surprises me all at once. Motherhood. It's everything I've ever wanted and nothing I thought it would be. I'm so lucky to be his Mama.
I'll end this with a little GIF that makes me smile every time - TWINNING!
As you probably gathered, I took a little maternity leave to enjoy my pregnancy and to bond with our itty bitty baby but rest assured, I am back! There are so many wonderful things planned for the next few months! Stay tuned.