Thursday, January 04, 2007

Fast, Because I Have to Pump Again

And from that you might be able to extrapolate that I've had Cricket. Who is alive, and doing well. Even though I am sobbing when I am writing this. I'm having my first trip home after having Cricket on December 30, at 4:11 in the afternoon after 42 hours of labor. I eventually had to have a c-section. The Cricket is a boy-- who is beautiful, and was six pounds, eleven ounces.

I'm heading back to the hospital now. He's in the NICU-- we don't know when he's getting out.

And I love him so much, and this is the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life.

I can't wait to show you pictures and have you see for yourselves how wonderful he is. I'll be home again tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Motherhood is the most wonderful thing ever. Enjoy your new baby!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Trista said...

Oh my goodness! A boy! Congratulations!


I wish him health and you and Partner strength. I don't know what's wrong, but I hope you all three get through it and home quickly.

Peace be with you.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Welcome Cricket! I have a boy too! BABY BOYS RULE!! I hope whatever is keeping him in the NICU goes away quickly and that you get to bring your baby boy home!


4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cripes, I thought you were still studying or something equally uneventful.

Welcome, Cricket! Congratulations Mommy & Mommy!!

Here's to hoping you all recover (physically) very quickly!

4:42 PM  
Blogger J said...

mazel tov!!! And quick recoveries to both you and the boy!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Round is Funny said...

Congratulations! Peace to all of you while you wait out the days in the NICU - I hope they are over quickly and uneventfully and your boy comes home soon.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

Oh wow! Mazel tov to all three of you--being the mommy of a little boy is the best thing in the world! I'm glad that he's here and hope that he gets healthier and stronger every day!

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Pronoia said...

Oh my goodness! Welcome to the world Cricket, and congratulations Katie and Partner!

I'll breathe healing and warm thoughts to the little Cricket, and I can't wait to visually meet him!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing that Cricket has safely made his way home.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world little Cricket! Congratulations! Sending you smiles.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

Congratulations! For what it's worth, I couldn't stop crying when my two were in the NICU. It's a hard, challenging, super-charged almost surreal time. I wish you, partner, and cricket luck & strength.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delurking to say congratulations!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Hoping said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I pray that you all are strong and healthy.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Lynnette said...

Ohhh!!! Congratulations Katie and Partner! Welcome to the world Cricket! Now hurry up and get out of the NICU, so your mommies can start enjoying you!

5:57 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

Congratulations!!! I hope Cricket can come home soon.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeannie said...

De-lurking as well to add my congratulations! I hope he comes home soon!

P.S. Baby boys are awesome, mine is almost ten months and is fantaastic!

6:14 PM  
Blogger dkp said...

I was just thinking about you! Congratulations. This is the best news I've had all year! My love to you all.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! I hope Cricket come home soon, happy and healthy.

7:10 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...


We will definitely be having to schedule some x-country playdates! I hope he and you recover soon!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

Wow! that's news I wasn't expecting. Congratulations!!! I hope that your recovery goes smoothly, and more importantly, that the little guy gets better and can come home with you ASAP. Sending lots of love and good wishes your way.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Wow! Congratulations on your beautiful boy, and I'm so sorry that it was unexpected, and he's not at home with you. Good luck, you are in my thoughts!

7:56 PM  
Blogger agoodlistener said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations to you and Partner--I agree that baby boys rule. We had a boy in the NICU too, so I know how hard that is. Trust in God--I'll be praying for you all. Hope he's home soon.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Liza said...

WHAT??? You post so infrequently that I was thinking you were just sitting around percolating still. WOW. And, oh honey. And, awwwww. Please, when you get a chance, don't forget the pictures, and why the NICU, and damn it I wish I had your phone number. XOXOX

8:40 PM  
Blogger lagiulia said...

First of all, congratulations on your baby boy! How wonderful!
Second, my two boys were in the NICU for 3 and 4 weeks. One of them had to spend additional time in the hospital a little while after coming home. That was truly the hardest period of my life. Lots of crying, lots of pumping. I felt like it was so completely unnatural to have to leave them and go home. You are not alone. I am sorry they don't know when he will come home- it's so touch and go in there. But know that he WILL come home, and he'll be yours, all yours! The waiting is difficult- take care of yourselves and enjoy your sweet baby as much as you can.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Congratulations!!! What an amazing holiday present! I can't wait to see pics of the cute little boy.

11:02 PM  
Blogger vee said...

Congratulations and welcome, Criket!

Things sound tough and I hope your baby boy is home safe soon.

Can't wait for the pics!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Congratulations! 6 lbs is great for a baby born 4 weeks early. Hoping that he's healthy and happy. We'll stay posted for further details. Take care.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Congratulations! We'll be wishing you all a quick homecoming!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Married Lesbian Mom said...

Congrats! I wish you all the best!! He will be fine with two great mothers to love him!!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

glad to hear he's doing well, we all are looking forward to hearing more about him.

11:34 AM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

Oh big news! I hope he can come home soon!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Tamsin said...

Oh my goodness - sounds like it was a shock arrival! So glad to hear that Cricket is alive and well though (and a good weight for being early), and hope that you are also OK after the C-section.
Wishing for a speedy release from the NICU for Cricket, and much love and healing vibes to you all.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

oh wow! soooo excited for you and partner! congrats! i'll keep all of you in my thoughts for a speedy release from the NICU.

and i'm a bit biased...but boys rock!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness, what big news! And here I thought you were just busy with holiday stuff. Mombi and I wish you all a speedy recovery and to be together at home soon!

12:38 PM  
Blogger witchtrivets said...

Oh my goodness. Wow. Congratulations to all of you. I hope all is well and that Cricket is home soon.

12:39 PM  
Blogger hd said...

OH MY GOOD GOD! I hope everything is okay! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear and see more!

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Clementine said...

Congratulations to you, Partner, and Cricket! I'm sending calm, healthy thoughts your way. Best wishes!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Michko said...

Wonderful news that you are a Mommy! Thinking, praying and sending good thoughts your way that whatever is keeping Cricket in NICU goes away fast and that your little bundle of joy can come home soon.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't WAIT to meet him!

All the best from the hatchery (which is totally near where you are, so, you know, if you need to crash out or anything, just stop on by).

You have our love!

frog and turtle

2:32 PM  
Blogger DeadBug said...

A thousand congratulations. I am so happy Cricket is here, and cannot wait to know more.

Wishing you love and happiness and sleep,


2:43 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

Mazal Tov!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Ahhhh.... welcome baby boy. Can't wait to hear more about you and find out when you are going to come home! Sending all of you lots of love, and a speedy recovery from your c-section.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the birth of your little fellow! Wishing you blessings and good health for him and the two of you and a lifetime of love and joy! Hope you are all home together very soon!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and happy mothering to you both! I hope you'll all three be snuggled up together at home soon.
Blessings, Kate

7:00 PM  
Anonymous pixi said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the pictures. I'll bet he's just lovely - of course!!

Congratulations to both of you. May you have him home, safe and warm in your arms soon.


9:32 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Congratulations. Hope everything goes well and you're all healthy and happy soon. Looking forward to pictures.

11:22 AM  
Blogger NMsurrogate said...

Congratulations on your baby BOY! Boys are great. He is huge for being early! You will all be in my prayers. Congratulations to Mom, Mom, and Cricket!
Ooh, I am so happy I am all teary now!!!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Katie- he couldn't wait to meet you so he came early. Congratulations to you and partner. I can't wait to see pictures. Hopefully he'll be out of NICU soon.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Wheeeeeeeee.... Congrats! And here I thought you were just moving or studying or something equally exciting.

Welcome to Mommy-hood, to both of you!

Kristin & Presleigh

5:49 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

OMG, congratulations! Boys are a joy (me being an expert and all, you know). I'm so sorry I didn't check in on you until today, but I'm wishing all three of you the best! Hang in there, and yay to Mommyhood!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm slow to catch up! CONGRATULATIONS and I hope he is home soon!

9:43 PM  

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