Shaffer is now 10 days old! On one hand I can't believe he is that big already, while on the other hand I feel like he's been a part of our family forever. I feel like an official mom now that we have 2 kids. I'm sure that sounds funny and I'm not quite sure how to explain it...perhaps it's that I feel like I really don't have enough arms now?! Having one isn't easy by any means, but it's definitely more busy with 2. I'm sure I'll be saying something similiar when we have 3, 4...possibly 5 or 6 kids (spaced a little further apart this time)! And it's true what they say- your love just expands, it isn't divided. I can't tell you how in love I am with Logan and Shaffer. They are so fun and so adorable. Having another baby has made me so grateful for Josh too. I know this will be cheesy and mushy but honestly I am more in love with him than ever before. He amazes me!
We have had a great 10 days. My mom was here and was a life saver. (Thank you a million times over mama!) My dad and brother, Travis were able to come from Klamath Falls for a few short days to see Shaffer; and because they were here and because of the new babe my brothers got to come over. It was a lot of fun to be with everyone.
We went for our first walk yesterday. It was crazy to have 2 babies! My recovery has been incredible this time. I feel nearly 100% already...whereas last time I was taking Oxycodon for weeks. I think I took it for 2 days this time. It's amazing how different deliveries can be. My epidural worked great (last time it wore off by the end of pushing for 3 hours, so I felt A LOT), and I only pushed a few times, my IV worked perfectly, we had an AMAZING nurse, etc... I still want to write more about the labor/delivery but I don't have much time these days. The thing that sticks out in my mind the most about being in labor was how blessed we were. We received blessing after blessing and miracle after miracle. By the end of the day Josh and I both just sat there and talked, in awe, about how blessed we had were. It was a spiritual experience for me...in the sense that I really felt like God was watching over me, strengthening me, and blessing our little family. Above everything else I am especially grateful for a healthy baby.