Friday, May 8, 2009

Going Home

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 ...

18 comments:

OneFitLady said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the pictures.

sarah s. said...

I know what you mean about wanting to be home. I couldn't wait to get home after Madeline. I am so glad to hear you are both healthy and doing well. Let us know when you are ready for visitors! Wishing you some sleep....

Jennie said...

I'm so thrilled for you! I truly couldn't be happier for anyone. Well done! I can't wait to see pictures and hear your incredible story. Congrats on your med-free delivery!

Bacardi Mama said...

I am so happy for you and your family. There are few things in life better than a beautiful new baby. I can't wait to see the pictures and hear the story. Get some rest in your own bed tonight. You totally earned it.

Amanda said...

Oh bless you, Stephaine. I am so very happy for you. I've been praying and sending all kinds of good thoughts your way. I can't even imagine the roller coaster you must be riding right now.

I'm just so glad that little Noble is here and can't wait to see pictures of his beautiful face.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures of your sweet boy! :)

-NW

Cynthia and Bryan said...

Yeah ! Congrats ! I am so glad that you were able to have the birthing experience that you wanted. Anxious to see pics. Glad that you and baby are doing well.

Shayla said...

Congratulations to you & your beautiful family! Your experience sounds beautiful. ♥

Heidi said...

Congratulations! I am glad you had a wonderful experience and major congrats on doing it all drug free!!

Stina said...

On Congratulations!!! I'm beyond happy for you and your family! Such a blessing. I look forward to the pictures. Take it easy and Happy Mother's Day!!

Heather & Greg said...

Congratulations to you and your family and Welcome to the world little Noble! Yeah for doing it without pain meds, I can't wait to hear your birthing story but sounds like it went exactly the way you wanted it to. I'm sure he is a total doll :)

Katie Jo said...

You are amazing and so inspirational. You ALWAYS make me want to be a better person. You truly are one of Heavenly Father's chosen woman, and i really believe that. Have fun with your new precious son, you deserve it.

Marylin said...

Steph thank you for sharing this sweet time with us! What a great gift this baby is!! Soo happy for you and your wonderful family! All my love

Heather S said...

Congratulations from the Steve and Heather Smith Family.

I am so happy that all went well and as you had hoped!

We are looking forward to the pictures.

Love from us!

{ Bethany } said...

Wow, I missed all the action! Just checked in this morning and you're already going home! :P Congrats!! I'm so glad you were able to go w/o meds like you wanted! I'm excited to see pictures and hear the birth story!

Julie said...

wow! i can't wait to hear the full story! for our fourth i would love to go without meds but had never thought about it with my hubby being anesthesiologist :-) i can't wait to hear all about it and be encouraged to attempt a very drug-free birth. :-)

be blessed and enjoy your yummy new baby!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a med-free delivery. It is amazing isn't it? Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your awesome family!! Can't wait to hear more of Noble's birth story.

Love ya,
Nikki K.

LaRae said...

What a wonderful blessing and joy for you and your family! So glad all went well and he is here safe & sound! I can't believe you did it without drugs. Amazing! I am anxious to hear how it went. Love to all!