Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I Should Also Tell You About How He Grunts When He Poops Which Is Adorable

Today marks my sixth day in the hospital.

If only I could tell you how much I miss simple things like my own pillow and hot baths and fresh peanut butter bars and pooping without relying on a tube threaded through my nose. If only I could tell you how life changing this week has really been.

Instead I'll tell you about how Andrew dressed Aston in a bright yellow onesie paired with black skull faced socks today. (Because, really, who wears that?) I'll tell you about how amazing Aston smells. How the nauseating cliche about falling instantaneously in love with your baby is one hundred percent true for me. About how Aston squirted breast milk directly into his ears while laying on my chest five minutes ago. About how perfect he is. I'll tell you all day long about how unbelievably perfect that burrito is.

I won't tell you about the number of desperate looks I've seen on Andrew's face over the last few days. I won't tell you about how he cried. How he promised me a vacation, dinner out at my favorite steakhouse, a new diamond necklace, fifteen new diamond necklaces, if I could just hold on, just hang in there, just stay with me stay with me stay. with. me. as I covered yet another room in a fresh coat of pea green bile.



I won't tell you about those things because I want you to know that we're fine. I'd rather tell you about Aston's baby butt and how it's to die for. I have another surgery tomorrow and a few more days at the hospital and then I'll be back. And better. And remembering that the complications we've had could have been so much worse.

We will get through this. Just a little while longer.

52 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly!!

You're in my thoughts, Sweet Girl.

And your Aston burrito is delicious!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Holy cow, it sounds like you had a scare (or two or three). Congratulations on the birth of your little man, and I hope that you are on your way to healing soon.

fyi, there is a website called www.solaceformothers.com that is a great support group for women who have had scary or traumatic childbirth experiences. I'm sure you're busy now, but you might find it helpful down the road. (I found it after my second son's elbows exploded my vagina.) I hope you feel better soon.

Pine Tree Home said...

Best wishes. Glad you are enjoying your little bundle.

ohnoawesome said...

It sounds so scary. I'm glad you're okay.

Congratulations on your gorgeous son!!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...my gosh...sounds like you had a terrible time of it. You are blogging, so that is a good sign. Congratulations on your little burrito. I can't wait till you are home safe and sound with your little family. I hope all goes well in the next few days. I will be thinking of you all.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh honey, I know. I know exactly how you feel . I know exactly how if smells, looks and makes you all goofy. and yet, every mother feels this and it is brand new and wonderful and just for her.
I am so sorry that there were complications, that this was not the smoothest sailing and that you have a tube in your nose .. ick ick ick.
But I am glad Aston is here, Aston who is quite beautiful and very small, isn't he ??
And happy to see that look on his Daddys face ..
Welcome to the World Aston, we have been waiting for you !
much love. C

Hartwood Roses said...

How wonderful that Aston is here!!! Sorry you're still in the hospital, facing more surgery ... but Aston is HERE!! Congratulations to both of you!

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

Hang in there girl! He is gorgeous! Hot baths in your own tub are just around the corner.

Tracy said...

He's beautiful. I can't imagine what you went through, but your attitude is amazing and I admire you for that.
Congratulations!

Karen said...

Well I have the chills all over just reading this. I'm so glad to hear you are all doing well. Sending up prayers for your successful surgery tomorrow. All the best to you.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh no! You rarely hear about complications during childbirth these days, I'm so sorry to hear you've had it so rough! I hope you are back to 100% in no time and congrats on the new bundle!

pendy said...

Glad that despite complications, you are going to be fine and have such a delicious little baby.

And Kathleen said...

Oh gosh! Congrats. He's gorgeous. But gosh! Are you okay?

I'm sending all my love and healing vibes your way. That hippie bullshit works.

craftosaurus said...

Congratulations to the whole family!

Steph said...

Congrats lady!

Sorry you had such a tough time, but i'm so glad to see you and your little burrito made it through.

XOXO

Monica @ CreativeGator said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son! You did good momma! So sorry to hear you have had some complications. I hope everything goes smoothly from here on our so you will be home quickly to fully enjoy that precious baby in your own home.

Thanks for updating us Kelly.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Oh my Lordy, girl it sounds like you've had one heck of a hospital stay. I hope yall are ok and I'll be praying for fast healing!

Life in Rehab said...

Baby, you hang on. The hard part is done, and now the joy, wonder, and grossness of motherhood is stretching out before you, just waiting. You're too strong not to make a full recovery.

And you have to be here to stop me from eating your baby. My God, that kid is gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Glad he's here and healthy! Sending prayers your way.

Rachel said...

I have been following along on your journey but never commented. Just wanted to say you are in my thoughts and I am wishing you the best. So glad to see your little man Aston.

Reenie said...

Oh gosh....My thoughts are prayers are with you.

He's adorable.

Katie Gilbert said...

Kelly, so glad to hear that you are all ok. And Aston is beautiful!!! Glad you are so strong :)

cat said...

Congratulations to you your family! Sounds like you're in good hands despite it all. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

cat said...

Congratulations to you your family! Sounds like you're in good hands despite it all. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

cat said...

Congratulations to you your family! Sounds like you're in good hands despite it all. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

cat said...

Congratulations to you your family! Sounds like you're in good hands despite it all. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

cat said...

Congratulations to you your family! Sounds like you're in good hands despite it all. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

emily said...

I spent my fair share of time in the hospital in the last year... two words... ponds wipes... they have a lavender variety that made being stuck in the hospital bed so much better, that and watching alot of Weeds. Aston is gorgeous. Sending lots of good vibes your way... I agree with Kathleen, that hippie shit does work! Just keep going, you'll get home soon :)

bill.tongay said...

Congratulations!....reading your post only reinforces how beautiful the birth of children are and the enormous miracle that only God can create. Enjoy your time with your new young man. Praying for your health and getting well and home soon. Sounds like you have a very wonderful husband/dad to help love and raise your new son. I am so happy for you both.

bill.tongay said...

Congratulations!....reading your post only reinforces how beautiful the birth of children are and the enormous miracle that only God can create. Enjoy your time with your new young man. Praying for your health and getting well and home soon. Sounds like you have a very wonderful husband/dad to help love and raise your new son. I am so happy for you both.

chacha said...

Well, I guess seeing as he was obstinate about keeping his head in your ribs, the exit likely wasn't going to be simple.

Happy that he is healthy and glad to hear you are almost done too.

Kit said...

congrats with your little angel! ill pray for your fast recovery :)
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Diana said...

Congratulations!!! You and your family will be in my prayers as you enjoy your little one and recover.

Deb said...

First, Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!! :)

Second -

Kelly!!! What the hell? You hang in there - do everything the doctors tell you and listen to them so you can recover and be able to really enjoy this time with Aston. I'm so sorry honey that this has been traumatic as well as amazingly wonderful. Get through your surgery and get home to rest (and collect those diamond necklaces) and snuggle that delicious burrito!

Deb xoxo

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Congratulations on baby Aston's arrival. I hope your surgery goes well, that your remaining recovery is complication free, and that you get to enjoy some snuggles with your boys at home very soon!!

Jen Jensen said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Corey said...

the most important thing is that you are all still healthy and blessed. Good luck to you guys

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

He's beautiful. So beautiful! Hang in there, keep fighting and I'm so glad you're ok. (Ok being a relative term)

Congratulations on a precious baby boy!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

It's amazing how you can write so well in the midst of this experience... I wish you a quick recovery and lots of snuggle time with the little burrito and your sweet man. It sounds like you're focusing on the good, not the bad, and that's a trait I so admire about you! Congratulations, Kelly, and get well soon! xo

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Cara @ Live the Home Life said...

Kelly! Aston is perfect. Congratulations on your wonderful family! I'll be thinking about you but I'm not worried even one teeny tiny little bit. You are one tough cookie.

Cara

Anonymous said...

Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers are with you sweet girl. Wishing you, Andrew and Aston much happiness always. Hugs, Paula Dragutsky

Tina Crespo said...

I have been a (quiet, non commenting) reader for a few months now. Past few weeks I have been waiting for this post. Reading that second paragraph, I said out loud "holy shit" in the middle of the studio, with a client in the other room.

Sending you good thoughts and best wishes to the new addition in your family.

joyter711@aol.com said...

Kelly,
Aston is so beautiful. I am sorry you have to have surgery. Hope and pray everything is okay. Hope you get to go home soon and enjoy your son. There is nothing more wonderful than the sweet smell of a baby. I must have kissed my babies a million times. (not really but it seemed that way. They are so wonderful and they fill your life so full. Motherhood has to be the most rewarding of all things we ever do. Enjoy your so fully.

Tasha said...

Oh my. Here's to hoping you're back with your own pillow soon!

Otherwise, Congratulations! It is very true, the whole falling-in-love at first sight and the very seemingly-realistic ideas that he might just be the best, most perfect and beautiful baby ever born. Very true. Glad you're experiencing that despite your troubles.

Best of wishes to You and Baby and Baby-Daddy.

Clandestine Road said...

Oh good heavens. Hang in there, Kelly. He's amazing. You're (and Andrew) amazing for all you've been through. Here's to a quick recovery.

Angela

Kerry said...

Thinking of you!! Hoping for the best for all of you, and I am so glad to hear your little Aston is doing well... just hope you are doing well also! xo

Kim S. said...

Aston is adorable! Congratulations. I was checking for updates since Saturday, sorry to hear you had such a scary time. Hope your recovery is complete and quick!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Oh Kelly. Hoping you're on the mend and that the tough part is behind you.

Congratulations on the arrival of little Aston. He makes it all so worth it.

Tabatha Muntzinger said...

hang in there mama! sending you good vibes and squishies and that baby looks like he smells delicious. :)

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Oh he is just so sweet, Kelly. Hang in there and all of this will be behind you before you know it.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Oh my goodness. I was just thinking about you and had to stop by. Sounds like a scary time, but I'm so happy you and Aston and Andrew are doing okay.