A week ago today, my life changed forever. When I sat down last Tuesday morning to write my 2015 Year in Review post, I never imagined how that evening I’d start on a journey that would immediately outdate that post.
Meet my little running partner! He made his grand entrance on Wednesday, December 23rd at 4:57 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, and was 21 inches in length.
After going into labor around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Preston and I left for the hospital at 3:45 a.m on Wednesday, and by that evening had our little man in our arms. We feel so blessed to have received such an incredible early Christmas present.
We were discharged from the hospital Christmas afternoon, and are so thankful to have been able to spend our first Christmas as a family of three at home. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner cooked by my mom before settling in Christmas night to open presents.
When we found out that we were expecting, I never imagined that I’d spend Christmas Eve and a good part of Christmas Day at the hospital. This Christmas was unlike any previous Christmas, but in so many ways was the best Christmas ever. Preston and I are so thankful that all three of our little man’s grandparents were at the hospital with us for his birth and were able to celebrate his arrival with us.
Since arriving home, we’ve been working on getting to know our little man. We’ve been thoroughly enjoying our time with him, and on Sunday were even able to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had here in the DC area to be able to go on our first family walk. I can’t wait to enjoy many more walks, and eventually runs, with our little guy.
As I’m sure you can imagine, getting into a new routine, including blogging, will take some time. Hopefully I’ll be able to establish a new norm, both at home and with my blogging, sooner than later. Until that happens, I’ll be enjoying my time with my little Christmas present.
QOTD: What was the best Christmas present that you received this year?