Leaf is Born

Well, I haven't left my cabin since I got home from the hospital on Saturday, but today I finally emerged. Just for a minute. Soon I'll be creeping back to the relative peace of my little room. The last few days have been pretty momentous and intense and my parents have been absolute angels, taking the kids out so they can get all their crazy energy out while I bond with my little baby.

Leaf was born on January 20th at 4:41 in the afternoon. He weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 19 and a half inches long. He is beautiful and sweet and the kids love him and I am so happy and sad and overjoyed and in despair. I cry a lot. But I have a lot of people who love me all around me and know that this crazy mess of hormones will only last a while.

Later I'll write Episode Three of my Birth Stories and you'll also get to hear about this five person family living in a one room cabin. (Not for long, though, construction is still commencing on our new home.)