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Introducing The Boisterous Boy!

It’s 9 months later and here I am announcing that my little one, The Boisterous Boy, has arrived! I was able to deliver him with a natural labor and birth and we’re both doing well. Of course, The Helpful Hubby has been instrumental in making sure we’re both doing well.

I was able to get soy-free meals at the hospital, but I can’t say that I ate much of it. The snacks I’d brought with me seemed more appealing. We accidentally left a fridge full of our snacks in my hospital room, but by the time I realized it housekeeping had already cleaned out the room. Now that we’re home from the hospital, The Helpful Hubby and I are spending most of our days breast feeding with some time to make sure we eat, shower and catch some sleep when we can.

Some nice side effects of no longer being pregnant are that one side of my sciatica pain was gone immediately afterward and my wrists are feeling much better! It only took a few days for the swelling I’d constantly had, especially over the past four months, to dwindle away. After that swelling went down my wrists were MUCH happier. It’s funny because I feel like my calves are nice and thin now – something I never thought I’d think about. Now I can finally wear my winter boots again.

Please forgive me if I’m not able to post my regular two posts each week during this period where I’m getting used to this whole parenting thing. As always, feel free to pass along any advice you’ve got for me.

Has your new year started off well?

baby foot

*Teeny tiny baby feet!

*Image Credit: from by treehouse1977


Comment from Nicole
Time January 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm



Comment from Melissa
Time January 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm



Comment from Shannon
Time January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Congrats!!! So happy everything went well. Can’t wait to see baby pics <3
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Comment from Felicia Fibro
Time January 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Thanks ladies! At this time, we’re happily exhausted.


Comment from SelenaMKI
Time January 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Congratulations my friend to you and your hubby! I’m so sorry I was MIA for most of last year and missed supporting you through your pregnancy. Hopefully we can reconnect this year between diaper changes and feedings. Would you like anything special for a baby gift?
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

You’re too sweet Selena! Your good wishes are all The Boisterous Boy and I need. You know I feel the same about wishing I could’ve supported your more during your hep treatment.


Comment from Camper Jen
Time January 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Congratulations on your new little one! My baby boy is now an 18 year old adult and he’s still rather boisterous! :) My biggest encouragement would be to take breaks when you need them and enlist the help of your friends and family when you need it! Also, if you struggle with perfectionism, I would encourage you to throw that out the window! Happy Mothering!
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Comment from NTE
Time January 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Sorry I’m so far behind: Congratulations! I hope your first few weeks with Baby Boisterous have been going as smoothly as possible.
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Comment from Onerubberband
Time January 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Crikey I’ve been so wrapped up with recovery that I’d totally forgotten to check your blog. Congratulations and enjoy these early days. Enjoy your baby-moon (I remember thinking my husband’s head was HUGE after I’d stared at baby for so long!) Accept help, request help, grab naps where you can, don’t ever think there’s no point cos baby will be awake soon, every minute of sleep helps. Drink loads if breast feeding ( that’s pretty much the main boobie rule). Beyond that trust your instinct even when others say you’re being a fussy mum. Oh and if you’re still calling your baby weight ‘baby weight’ when baby is in primary school it’s time to stop the milky coffee :)

I had undiagnosed fibro before and during my last pregnancy and had a huge improvement following birth. It started to deteriorate a couple of years later. Don’t know why. If it happens to you let me know (I hope it does.)


Comment from Felicia Fibro
Time January 30, 2013 at 1:50 am

Thanks everyone for the congratulatory comments full of helpful tips! This is definitely one of those times I wish I had family living nearby!


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