November On The Go!
This month was certainly one to remember. We welcomed our daughter into the world and we couldn’t be happier. Due on November 10th, she actually came a week late and was born on November 17th. Six hours of contractions that led into 20 minutes of labor and there she was, this little bundle of joy we weren’t quite sure what to do with. Up until she came, I was trying to get out and about as much as I could to enjoy the fall foliage, the cooler breezes and all the time knowing the next couple of months I would see much less action outside of my house and much more inside. Never one to just sit inside doing nothing, the first week home was interesting to say the least. Hours were filled staring at the little one breathing and I had no idea just how many hours could be “wasted” doing such a thing. I wouldn’t say the hours were really wasted though. What a precious thing to look upon.
Just a day after my due date, one of my uncles along with two of my cousins happened to be passing through the city. Though it was unfortunate that they couldn’t meet our new family addition, it was more of a bonus that she hadn’t arrived yet as we were able to take them out and show them around. Heavy breaths accompanied each step I took as I was practically bursting at the seams. We ate, we talked and we had a merry time with our family all the while waiting patiently for any sign of an impending major movement.
When she finally did come, we spent a couple days in the hospital followed by a week in a post-natal hotel. I’ll be writing up a few posts on that later as it is a very Korean part of giving birth and restorative care, but suffice it to say that it was extremely helpful and allowed me to recuperate fully. Now we are home and my husband has become a diaper changing master as well as a swaddling genius while I am busting my bosoms out with lighting speed whenever our bundle of joy is hollering in a not so joyous manner. Mostly though, we are enjoying staring into her dazzling little eyes and watching as she moves her arms and legs in the most uncontrolled manner. She adores the big bouncy ball that I sit atop when she is sleepy and all of the clothes we managed to get for her are just way too big but, we are making do. I listen to her breathing and feel her on my chest and just couldn’t be more thrilled right now. Not going out is just fine by me.