Well friends, the moment arrived on October 16th 2010 at a little after 8:40am. Lucca James Stanton and Nina Jakes Stanton were born on one of those quintessential fall days- piercing blue sky, glorious fall foliage, crisp temperature and WIND!!
Their birth was not what I had hoped for. I was diagnosed with cholestasis of pregnancy, due to which it was determined that the babes had to be born by 37 weeks gestation. As I did not go into labor naturally I wound up with a c-section after 3 days of chemical induction. Not Fun. Now they are 11 weeks old, and amazing, beautiful, and easy going. We are so thankful for them that the lame-o birth doesn’t matter at all- which is what I would like to tell the moms-to-be out there, as cliche as it sounds- it really is true that in the end the only thing that matters is that you and the babes are healthy!
While it is true that its nearly impossible to clean my house or cook anything with the babies, I have been reading a TON during the many hours of the day (and night) that I spend feeding them- which means… I can blog! Getting back to some of the things I love (baking, gardening, entertaining) is going to be an interesting adventure – its too good not to share.
Its January 2, 2011 today, and for the first time in a loooong time I am thinking about the coming months. We have some amazing things in store for you all this year- I have to keep the big surprise in my back pocket for now, can’t count our boobies before they are hatched (but they are almost hatched, so you won’t have to wait for long!)