He’s Here!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Announcements

baby linus

And the waiting is over! Our third son was born Sunday, August 28 at 1:24 pm weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. (much smaller than I was expecting, not because I was hugely pregnant but because Gus was 8 lbs. 10 oz.).

My labor was super fast (about 6 hours from start to finish). I delivered unmedicated again and labored mostly in a tub which was as nice as possible I suppose…this is my second vaginal delivery and the pushing was not any easier the second time. I wanted and thought I truly was going to die, but I’m gradually feeling less like I got hit by a truck. The aftermath is a rough business, isn’t it?

This baby’s blog name is Linus and he’s doing well. He’s very hungry which has been tough because my milk comes in slowly and gradually, but we’ll get there.

I’m just glad he’s here, is safe and healthy, and that I’m not pregnant anymore!

I’ll be taking the next little while off…but don’t forget about me! I’ll be back as soon as things settle down. ‘Til then…


1 Melissa August 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Congrats!! So glad to hear you and your baby are doing well!!

The recovery does suck. I had an Epidural tho. I am a big baby. I had the hardest time with my milk with my second. I realized I’d forgotten to up my calorie intake and water. Once I did that I was good to go. Who knew I needed to eat more while nursing that I did while pregnant. (And still be lucky enough to loose the baby weight lol)

I think that loss of bladder control is what I dislike the most.

2 Natalie Christensen August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Congrats! He is beautiful. Enjoy yor time off.

3 Maren August 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm

You deserve the time off. Enjoy it.

4 Beth T. August 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Congratulations. I love that you use blog names for your boys. An added bonus is you get to choose another name you love, right?

5 Milcah August 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

He’s here and he’s beautiful! Congrats to you and your family!! :)

6 laura lok August 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

congrats he is a keeper so cute

7 Jen Duke August 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

Oh Kelsey! That is so fast! I didn’t know you were planning on the tub either. Congrats again!

8 A.J. Dub August 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

Congratulations! He is beautiful! Wishing you lots of good sleep. :)

9 Lori A. August 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

Congratulations! He is adorable. :)

10 Lori A. August 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

Congratulations! He is adorable. :)

11 Amy August 31, 2011 at 9:09 am

Linus is gorgeous! Praying for a speedy recovery for you and milk for him. Enjoy your newest blessing :D

12 Sandy August 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

Congratulations!! I had all of my kids without meds and I can relate!! But way to go!! Its an awesome experience to feel the baby as he is moving out and into our arms! If its not already too late for you, I was told to drink lots of orange juice because its great for the contracting of the uterus. It helps alleviate some of the pain (especially when the baby is nursing)

13 Mirna Aguilar August 31, 2011 at 11:41 am

Congratulations! He’s adorable!!!

14 Hillary~Mrs. Einstien August 31, 2011 at 11:45 am

Congratulations!!! He is beautiful!

15 Deborah August 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Oh Linus is beautiful mom! Congratulations! Get some rest.

16 Kelly August 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Congrautlations! He’s so prescious. Thanks for sharing your story.

17 Michelle August 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

You take care, nursing was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life, I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you. We’d never forget about you! Enjoy your family.

18 Missy August 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m so happy for your family!!! He is an angel! Take care, Mommy!

19 Ashley September 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

Congratulations! Take it easy & enjoy, Kelsey!

20 Kathy September 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Ooh, congratulations! He is so precious:) So glad he’s here safely in your arms. I’m praying for a quick recovery for you. I remember the afterbirth pains all too well!! Enjoy him!!!

21 Kimberly R September 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Yeah – Congratulations to the family. He is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your time off – we will be here when you come back!

22 Dustin O September 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

Congratulations– I’m sure he’ll enjoy the wonderful nursery you’ve put together!!!

23 Carolyn September 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

OMGosh, what a precious bundle of joy! Congratulations! There is NOTHING that smells better than a precious sweet baby. I could just bury myself into their little necks and eat up all that neck sugar. That’s what I do with my two little buglets! (my precious grandbabies)

24 Shannon September 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm

That is one of the sweetest newborn pictures I have ever seen, truly! I hope that things settle down nicely for you with three boys (good luck with that – I have 3 boys!) And enjoy him new and little. Congratulations!

25 Cheryl September 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Aww he is precious! And we share the same birthday! I was born Aug 28 @ 9:15am and weighed in at 7lbs 8ozs :)

26 Kelly September 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I wanted to wish you health and happiness. I have 3 boys of my own and I know how special of a time this can be living in seculsion with newbaby – snuggeling, kissing, getting to know one another, feeling the fullness and happiness of the “new” family. I really enjoy your blog and also wanted to thank you for opening up your life to “us”. I’ll be looking foward to seeing you again in the future! Congratulations!

27 Pam Pike September 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Just came on line catch up and see that your little one is here. He is absolutely precious. I’m glad for you and him that the birth is over and and both of you are doing well. By now you probably have your routines going on.

28 Dawna September 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Congratulatons! Love this picture and cute little Linus…And…see I told you you were going to have him on my birthday!

29 Rene B September 7, 2011 at 11:04 am


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