• mdvelazquez
    May 29, 2007

    We’ll remind you! wink

  • May 29, 2007

    All choked up here… look at you! So eloquent even when you’re sleep-deprived!

  • May 29, 2007

    ps—And that post-surgery poop? OHMYGOSH. My husband and I still laugh about it, and it’s been over 3 years.  It appeared 5 days post-partum. Painful. And substantial wasn’t even the word for it.  OUCH!

  • May 29, 2007

    Welcome to the preemie club. Both of my boys were early (Calix by 8 weeks..Maddox by 4) I know all of those things and more. They wouldn’t even let me TRY to breastfeed Calix till I got home with him because he was soooo little (and I also wasn’t allowed to SEE him for the first 2 days)..and yes, I also had the lady next to me who would bring in bottles upon bottles of milk..and I would stay up all night pumping only to bring in about 15CCs..and that was on a good day. But then there was also the woman behind me who was not going to nurse at all and only did the formula thing..and that made me feel like hey, it’s okay. You’re not a failure. This baby will never go hungry because there are OPTIONS!

    Those were the worst 2 1/2 weeks of my life..but then he came home..and he grew and grew..and got stronger and stronger..and now I can’t keep him out of anything. But, they DO grow..they DO get stronger. But in the have me..and everyone else who support you through this (and everything it took to get you to this point) and all of the upcoming everythings.

    We love you!

  • LauraLou
    May 29, 2007

    Truthfully, I don’t even know what to say.  Thank you for sharing your journey home and your thoughts and feelings.  I don’t know what my birth experience will be like, but I know I will draw strength from your courage and grace.

  • May 29, 2007

    I dont know how everyone elses brain works but mine forgets just about everything and that is why I love blogging. Having it written down will help you remember. With my first one I wrote down so little but I remember mostly the good things, probably because thats what I prefer to talk about. You have so many good things and two beautiful children to remind you of that.

  • May 29, 2007

    Aww ::sniffles::  Quit making me cry!  There’s no crying at 7am!

    You’ll remember it all, and it’s all good after some time goes by!  You’ll continue to look in awe at your babies at how amazing they are, how they’ve come so far in such a short time.  There’s nothing more humbling than looking at your kids and feeling blessed. 


  • May 29, 2007

    Good reading.

  • May 29, 2007

    So glad he’s healthy and home now.  Hope your little family is adjusting well!

  • Karyn
    May 29, 2007

    Hugs, Leslie!  Thinking of you, Baby O., your hot dh, and LB.

  • May 29, 2007

    At 6 weeks postpartum, I realized that I dreaded the post-partum exam and experienced more anxiety over that than I did giving birth. And my birthing experiences weren’t pretty or easy, either! Go figure.

    Congrats again on your family of four!

  • May 29, 2007

    As far as the physical pain I kept saying, two weeks and I will feel better, two weeks!

    As far as the mental/emotional, I am still coping.  One this is amazing, all you have to do is look at those two beautiful babies you have and then the poops, stool softeners, post delivery pads, scars, etc. disappears.

    Hope you get a chance to rest and stew in all the love you got coming at you!!

  • Katie Kat
    May 29, 2007

    Oh yes, it’s so MUCH… so MUCH to comprehend and understand and take in and all at a time when your hormones are SCREAMING at you! 

    I’m so glad the littlest Flinger is finally home and you are getting adjusted.  Hang in there for the rollercoaster ride that is sure to come.  At least this time you’re not a newbie!

    Been there, done that sounds trite… but this is the same experience I had when I had B.  A lot of chaos and a little disappointment because it didn’t go “as planned”... but sometimes the best things in life just happen and you are forever changed!


  • May 29, 2007

    Congratulations on having your little guy home with you. I’m not there yet, but I have all the confidence that everything I’ve been told is true—we only remember the important stuff in the long run.

    He probably just couldn’t stand waiting any longer to join what he could tell was an amazing family!

  • May 29, 2007

    I am SOOOO happy for you guys! 

    And ya know what?  B. seems like QUITE the keeper! wink

    You both rock!

    Enjoy your two little kiddos.



  • May 29, 2007

    Tearing up again - I’m so happy for you & your family, and Congrats to Baby O for doing such a great job of getting home so quickly!

    Birth stories are so hard to get down “on paper” the first time, but so nice to go back to over and over again later.  It’s funny how your memory of the birth changes over time: which parts you choose to remember, which parts fade into the background.

    Write it now - edit later!  Get as much sleep as you can!  wink

  • May 29, 2007

    Nothing to say really…just want you to know I’m reading, and smiling, and nodding in understanding…and sending your family lots of internet love.

  • May 29, 2007

    So glad he is home.  You have made it this far—know that you will continue making it.  I love the pictures.  You make a beautiful family.

  • May 29, 2007

    thanks for sharing your journey with us, the Internets!

    how wonderful for you to remember the good and look past the not-so-planned. goodgoodgood.

  • Erin
    May 29, 2007

    Awww MAN! Totally sitting here crying…  stupid post partum hormones!! wink

    Off to smell my baby’s head and cry some more. Sheesh.

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