Three weeks after his birth, I'm sharing the news here. Zane Kenneth was born on July 15 at 11:03 a.m, 9 lbs, 2 oz and 21 inches. All of my writing abilities (when I am not nursing a baby or cleaning up after one) have been soaked up by an online course I am been taking. However, I finished the course as of this morning, and my next goal is to write up his birth story. Specific memories are already fading fast, so I am determined to getting it all down somewhere.
In the end, we had a more medical experience than we had hoped, but both Zane and I were healthy and strong once the 20-hour labor ended. I am so grateful that I got to experience going into labor on my own, and that we had such a great team working with us for delivery. My recovery was fantastic - we left the hospital the next morning and went on a walk around the neighborhood on our first night home. I feel I healed almost immediately.
Zane has proven to be a pretty straightforward baby thus far. He eats a lot, has his days and nights backwards, and has not proven to cry all that much. He also lets me put him down sometimes, which his big brother was never a fan of me doing. Speaking of his big brother, Teo has taken to his new role extremely well - better than I expected. I am so proud of him, and I have teared up on more than one occasion because of what an incredible young boy he is.
So. More details to come. In the meantime, here's the newest member of our family on his second day of life.