Stats: Brody O'Neill Ackerman
7 lbs 11 oz.
21 in long
Born at 8:29, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Cuter than you can even imagine.
I haven't had the chance to take the photos off of our camera, so hopefully I can do that soon and get some good photos of him on here. But to put it concisely, he's a doll. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but so far, he's amazing. He sleeps like a rock star, eats like a champ, likes to cuddle, smiled (for real smiled) at 6 days old, and only cries when hungry or getting his diaper changed. I feel like this is my first time being a mom because it's so different from Brennan and for the first time, I'm really bonding with my newborn and loving being a mom to a baby. I cherish him so much, even in the middle of the night, I cuddle and love on him. With Brennan, I felt like I was in a fog, was constantly tired, and would've handed him to the first person who showed up at the door. With Brody, I would rather sit and cuddle with him than do anything else. Anything.
All that to say, we are grateful to God. Grateful for a good delivery, grateful that my water broke and I went into labor (instead of last time), grateful he's a good nurser, grateful I am healing well, and grateful that I'm no longer pregnant! Woohoo!! Those last 3 weeks were a doozy. I hope to tell the birth story soon, especially so I don't forget any of it!
Prayer works. And this delivery and recovery was covered in prayer and for that I am thankful. Thank you guys!