Simon Porter Reich was born on Friday evening, February 24th, weighing in at 7lbs, 7oz and measuring 20.5 inches long.
A friend wrote me in an email: "you started the marathon with a sprint, but that's okay." After a 28 hour labor, emergency c-section, four night hospital stay, and three days of breastfeeding hell (I made the decision to switch to bottles less than a week after he was born), it does feel that way.
However, this Sunday morning we're starting to feel like we've got this under control. He's doing wonderful and I'm getting there.
Thank you to all for your supportive words, visits, food, emails, calls, etc. I love you all and can't wait to get back on my feet...this lengthy recovery was not at all what I was expecting, but I've decided to embrace it...let the snuggling begin!