Bringing Sebastian into the World

×This is a day late as life just became too busy to get it published. Exactly one month ago today, Rob and I dropped Lola off at the sitters and told her she’d be a big sister soon. We kissed her goodbye and as we left tears returned to my already flooded eyes. I was just a couple days shy of being 41 weeks pregnant and per my doctor’s advice (for reasons I’m choosing to remain private about), I was going to induce labor. The decision had been made the day prior and for some reason, it wasn’t sitting well with me. While it was ultimately my choice, the thought of forcing our unborn child into the world made me feel somewhat guilty. I pictured our child all...
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We Have a Son!

Sebastian Edward Howell was born on January 10th, 2014 weighing 10 lbs 6 oz (yes…you read that correctly!) and measuring 22 inches in length. We are over the moon with happiness and couldn’t be more grateful to have Sebastian in our lives. Lola is slowly beginning to warm up to him although she doesn’t really seem to care whether he is around or not. She likes to call him Bubba and on occasion she’ll lean in and give him kisses yet this is usually followed by an attempted grab at his face. The terms “touch nice” are currently the most used phrase of the Howell household. I would love to share more, but I’m going to relish in these amazingly precious moments with my family. I’ll be back...
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We made it

Lola and I had a great afternoon on our little adventure. We went to a mom/baby group that is lead by a psychologist/mom at the birthing center, Previda. I was super nervous about going without Rob as I’ve never been out solo with Lola, but I’m glad I overcame my fear of the unknown with a newborn baby. It felt wonderful to be surrounded by other mom’s going through similar things that I find myself dealing with on a daily basis. Granted the entire class was in Spanish, but thankfully I was able to stay focused enough to understand most of what was going on. It felt quite liberating and free to be able to breastfeed openly when Lola got fussy, to not feel like cowering when she...
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