We proudly welcomed Ryder Andrew at 12:13 PM on December 18. Rye clocked in at 7 lbs 11 oz, 23 inches. The best belated birthday present, ever.
My oven is spectacular; we did have to go in and get him. He’s a healthy baby hippo with massive hands and feet.
We are still figuring out parenthood but every day we look at him, look at each other, and can’t believe it.
The biggest surprise about being a mom is how calm it has made me. I am typically the frantic one, but I welcome the middle of the night wake-ups and there is nothing better in this entire world than having a naked baby on your chest. I feel a bit more gentle and your motherly instincts really do kick right in.
Forget making a schedule and forget making plans, there is one person around here who makes all the rules. I’ve been slowly but surely getting back to routine, and getting Ryder out on walks and showing him some of our favorite spots around town is important to us.
I feel so lucky to have been able to experience this miracle and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of this little munchkin. Ryder is healthy and full of life. Thank you all for your support and well wishes. I wish you and yours many blessings over the holidays and in 2013!
And now, a montage of baby madness!