Big brother Ace and I are very pleased to introduce the new 2-legged baby in our family: Isaac Paul.
Isaac was born on Monday, April 16 at 2:00 in the afternoon. He was 19.5 inches long and 6 Ibs 12 oz. Labor and delivery went as well as it could (serious ouch!) and both Isaac and I came through in good health. He did develop a bad case of jaundice and had to go back to the hospital for 24-hours, but fortunately that is super treatable and he’s doing fine now.
I am recovering very quickly and feel pretty much back to normal other than some healing left from a small episiotomy – the only thing keeping me out of the saddle at this point.
I went into labor just before 11 pm on that Sunday – which just happened to be Ace’s 12th birthday. I’m so glad I had taken the time to stop out and visit Ace that afternoon, giving him a good brushing, and lavishing him with cookies on his big day. He’s been doing just fine in my extended absence. His leasee Melissa has taken good care of him, my mom stopped out and brushed him and checked him over for me, and my trainer friend at the barn has been keeping a close eye on him since I can’t.
I’m not allowed to drive yet, so I haven’t been out yet to spend any time with Ace. However, I did talk the hubby into stopping in for a quick visit on our way home from the pediatrician’s on Friday. I got to say hi to my big mud covered boy while my little 2-legged one stayed in the car. But hey, at least Isaac has already had his first visit to the barn!
Hubby, Isaac, and I are all adjusting to our new lives quite well. And I fully expect to spend some more of these quiet afternoons while I’m on maternity leave and Isaac’s sleeping on writing for the blog.
In addition to my first days back in the saddle after six months off, expect lots of Olympics coverage coming your way!