Okay…this will be ridiculously short, especially considering all I’m itching to write about.  I just don’t have the time or energy right now, but I promise I’m going to really give it a good try by the end of the week to get my full birth story up.  For now, I will just update you all by saying that I had the baby!  Kendall Milam was born on May 2nd at 12:47 am after 20 hours of labor.  He was 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches long.  The birth was completely med-free. It was awesome, rewarding, hard, painful, and it tore me up and kicked my ass.  I wouldn’t change a thing about it.  Me and my vagina are still recovering and my breastmilk is flowing in as I type this.  My little wolverine did a number on my left nipple in the hospital, but thanks to some lovely steroid cream, it should be up and functioning again by tomorrow.

Here are a few pics of the little guy… well, he’s not so little really.  I couldn’t believe how something so big could come out of me… but I guess that explains the carnage down below.  Anyway, he’s absolutely precious with the sweetest chubby cheeks.  I’m in love, love, love.

I would love to type more but this balled up comforter isn’t enough to soothe the pain of sitting on this hard chair any longer.  I’m off to feed my little monster!  Thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts!  Stay tuned for my full birth story…

30 thoughts on “He’s not my boo!!”

  1. I’m a lurker and found your site while browsing somewhere a few months ago…just wanted to say congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous – you both must be so excited!!

  2. Yay! My husband and I have enjoyed reading your blog and we have been anxiously awaiting the birth (& announcement) of your little one! He is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I know that you are enjoying every minute with him! God Bless you!

  3. What a beautiful boy! Congrats on your little miracle — can’t wait to hear more about he came into this world! Feel well and enjoy spending time with the newest member of your family.

  4. Congratulations! What a cutie you have.
    I can’t wait to hear the full birth story, but in the meantime props to you for the med-free birth! That’s awesome. Enjoy your beautiful new addition.

  5. So gorgeous!!!!

    The crotch pain gets better every day. I was in misery at first (3rd degree tearing) but didn’t need pain meds by the end of week 1.

    the breast feeding feels a LOT better after your milk comes in, so you should get some relief there. If Kendal cooperates. I spend a lot of time wrestling with Ella – she tries to help unfortunately.

    Congratulations!!!!

  6. He’s so beautiful! Congratulations to you and your husband. 🙂 I can’t wait to read the full story, though it’s understandable if it’s not up for awhile!

  7. Congratulations! I loved your story and look forward to the postings to come that will for sure keep us all in stitches 🙂
    He is absolutely beautiful!

  8. Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable! I am glad to hear everything went well and hope that you are feeling better and adjusting to mommy-hood quickly! 🙂

  9. he’s absolutely precious! congrats and kudos on doing it med. free – very inspirational.

  10. I am SO freakin happy for you. He is just too cute for words. Your story is inspirational and you have me thinking med free too. I love it.

    Enjoy your little sweet love!

  11. Congrats to you! He is precious and lovely and you are a goddess! I have read your blog from the beginning and am so thrilled to see everything come out well for your family! Cheers!

  12. Horray!! Congrats, he is PERFECT!! And you give me hope that I might someday be able to have a med free birth. I feel so much better about the process knowing you did it and lived. 🙂

  13. Yay! Ditto the hero comment. I’m so happy for you and ridiculously giddy that you posted pictures so quickly! That first one is precious and you KNOW I’m going home tonight and making my husband practice that pose with a teddy bear so I can get that shot down! Contratulations!

  14. What a gorgeous little guy, and BIG too! He’s already looking so alert and in the know! I would love to do a birth keepsake print for you. 10% off at http://www.still-thoughts.net use code: NEWBABY Also, 10 free custom birth announcements with purchase of 25, free ground shipping. Good luck and have fun with the newborn.

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