Hi all!  I am writing this from my hospital room.

Little Eddie made his appearance into the world at 8:01 am yesterday, March 28th.  He was 8 pounds and 2 ounces at birth, and last time he was weighed is at 7 pounds 12 ounces and 19 inches.

My Dr. and his staff were absolutely amazing and wonderful and kind and funny and it was by far the easiest C-Sec I have ever had.  (he also delivered Colton and Parker)

Eddie

Sorry the picture is awful… I cant access my pictures until I get home.  This was from hubby’s phone I think!

This sweet child has a full head of RED hair!! and is just a dream already.  Last night he slept from 11:00pm to 5:00am when the nurse came and woke him up (to run tests) and is so sweet.  I love the sweet little coo’s and sighs he makes!  And dont even get me started on that new baby smell… I just sit and hold him and breath in the heavenly scent!

I am nursing exclusively, and he latched on the very first time he tried!  Such a champ.  He has been with me since he was born, except for a bath and some other tests.

The kids have met him twice now, and just adore him.  We all do really!  I have some hilarious video of Audrey holding him from my FLip Camera, but it will be a miracle if that makes it to my blog as I am wretched at figuring out how to do that!  We are thinking that tomorrow (Wed.) we can both go home.

As far as me, I am doing well!  Pain has been minimal… I even held out on taking anything for the first 22 hours… my nurse thought I was nuts!

(TMI to follow, dont read if you are squeamish!) 

We did find out that my uterus was very thin at the incision site.  This basically means that if I had gone into active labor the chances of it rupturing and me bleeding out were very, very high.  (risking death for me and baby) Sorta scary!

I asked if that meant there would be any complications with future pregnancy’s and he sorta nodded his head yes.  If we were blessed enough to be pregnant again I would have to probably have the C-sec very early to avoid all contractions.  But he did say it would be do-able and we would just be pro-active and make healthy choices.

I am relived to know that the option of us having more kids is not completely off the table, but am also feeling so blessed with the family that we have.

I promise I will be adding some pics of sweet baby Eddie soon… he really is just adorable (I know, I am biased!) and I would love to share him with you!

Thank you SO much for all the kind words and well wishes and prayers.  It has meant the world to me!

 

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I’m late with the welcome home, but welcome baby Eddie. And I’m so glad the delivery and labor were smooth and easy:-) and I’m so glad your a breast feeding mommy! That’s my big thing and I’m proud when it.means so much to others! Smiling for you!

  2. Oh my goodness! So precious! CONGRATS! I’m so bad at keeping up with blogging lately that I totally missed this- im sorry this is so late! Hes adorable!

  3. Hi Amanda, just starting following your blog…funny we have alot if common!
    -I have an Eddy (Edward Allan -3yrs)
    -live in MN right outside of F/M
    -I homeschool
    -I’ve had all my babies C-sec (I was told my uterus was paper thin after my 3rd C-sec, but praise the Lord, we waited 3 years and have had 2 beautiful boys since!)
    -I LOVE the song Baby Mine
    -the 15 reasons YOU love your hubby are exactly the reasons I LOVE mine! (sweet post)
    -I think we share alot of the same strong Christian beliefs
    I love baking to0 but you, you are just amazing with all you do, an encouragement to me that I too, can enjoy the things I enjoy while still homeschooling and striving to be the wife and mommy the Lord wants me to be!
    Can’t wait to try your rose cookies!

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