Éowyn is a big sister now, and very very proud of it!
Her wee brother Wolf Corbin was born on September 9th, 2011 at 7:27 pm after only 4 hours of labour. THANK YOU, WOLF.
He weighed 9 lbs – 2 lbs more than his sister did – and despite an intensely painful labour, only 3 pushes, and a nurse attended delivery (Doc didn’t get there in time, Wolf was too fast) I had absolutely no tearing, and I’ve recovered beautifully. I’m so grateful – I felt human again the very next day.
Wolf is really healthy – very cuddly and hungry – a great nurser – and sweet. He hardly ever cries, sleeps in two hour increments at night, and watches everything when he is awake. It’s so much fun to watch and listen to a new baby again – we had forgotten some things, and it’s nice to compare and remember Éowyn at that age. That said, I am very glad I will never have to be a first time parent again. Things are chiller this time around.
We’ve had a great week with Stephen at home, and on Monday when he goes back to work it will be another transition but I’m sure we’ll all be just fine. In a month my parents and my brother will be here for good – and we’re not going to leave each other again. It’s too hard. I was so grateful to have my father here, and to see him connect one on one with Éowyn before she became an older sibling – he’s never really had that before as Nana was always there and even when she wasn’t I was. They were good together and even though she gave him attitude a lot she has been asking about him every day since he left. She knows you guys are coming “from the Yukon far far away!”
We had our visit from Public Health this morning – Wolf’s head is back to 37cms, no jaundice, heart sounds fine (he has a cardiac ultrasound booked for early October due to a “shadow” on his heart in the 35 week ultrasound. No one seems to think it’ll be anything other than a rogue shadow though), his cord has fallen off and looks fine, all is well. He was 9lbs at birth, 8 lbs 15 oz when we left the hospital and is now up to 9lbs 3oz – SO all that nursing is doing it’s job 🙂
Thanks for all the love 🙂