Kate, Max, and I came home on Friday afternoon and spent our first night together as a family in our own house. We got no sleep at all. He finally gave in to sleep around 6am and Kate and I snoozed as well. His homecoming has been greeted by all four grandparents, my sister, and nephew. It was (and still is) a celebration.
With the help of my mother-in-law I was even able to go to the WSU basketball game and cheer the Shox onto another great win! We then had some down time and went to Bud and Toni’s for dinner before heading home to see how the second night goes.
Kate’s parents are sleeping downstairs at the ready to take Max so we can get some sleep. Kate’s milk came in today so Max gets pretty drunk off the boob and we hope will sleep for 2-3 hours straight. He is adorable. He is fun. He makes the house the best place to be. We are simply happy to be home right now and thankful for all the support we have gotten from our friends, family, and all of you that subscribe and follow the blog. I promise to give the full debriefing of the 26th when I have a few hours to go over everything with Kate and piece together the 17 hours of labor and 40 hours of recovery time. Hopefully I can help prepare the parents-to-be reading this on some of the things we were prepared and not prepared for. It is an uncontrollable experience that you must take moment by moment, constantly adjusting. I will tell you that it was beautiful, its highs were rewarding, its “lows” even more rewarding, and the experience of a lifetime that brought Kate and I even closer than before.
Till then…here are some pictures of Max.