8.30.2011

May I Introduce...



Bodhi Grayson Ek, 8 pounds, 4.8 ounces, born last Thursday morning at 8:08am. Bodhi, because it's an awesome name, and Grayson, my mother's maiden name. (And while we're talking names, Ek is my husband's name, which is Swedish for Oak.)

He's perfect and looks so. much. like his brother, it's incredible. (Oddly, he sort of resembles this guy to me.)

He's only five days old, but I can already see some personality differences between the two boys. Bodhi is easier to calm and soothe and he sleeps better than Burl did, perhaps because I'm more comfortable as a mother this time around. He's in heaven at my breast and has hardly left these past five days, which is heaven to me as well.

I know I promised a birth story from Burl's birth. Some things are still so private, but I will share a little. I delivered Burl by C-section, after 36 hours of labor. This of course was not in my birth plan and not how I imagined giving birth. Bodhi entered this world very similarly, although I had hoped for a VBAC.

I'm healing remarkably well and fast. And all that uncertainty and worry about repeating a bond and love? Totally out the window. I am smitten! Perhaps even more so now than the first time around.


21 comments:

eidolons said...

Congratulations! He is *beautiful!*

Your youngest (and your mother, I guess!) and my oldest share a name!

Brooke said...

I'm so glad to hear he has arrived healthy and safe and kudos on all the cool names. :)

Also, it's encouraging to hear that although your birth plan changed, you still feel so great about your bond with him. It's good to hear such stories.

congrats!

COFFEE & MORPHINE said...

Congratulations! :)

ELK said...

oh honey he is so lovely ..i remember those special times of closeness..

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh, how perfectly wonderful!
I know what you mean about falling in love with each one - ... it is amazing how much love we have to offer.
Congratulations again.
Love, Tonya
(We are expecting any day now as well.)

abby try again said...

Oh wow, he is just amazing congrats to you. I'm so glad you are all safe, sound and happy. Much love to you, xo abby

asonomagarden said...

Congratulations! He's adorable and I love his name. Enjoy these early days.

The Schumacher's said...

HE IS SO CUTE! you make good lookin kids!

nicole said...

Welcome to the world, little Bodhi! And congratulations to the whole family.

pencilfox said...

congratulations to the ek family!!
i am so happy for you all....

Kelby said...

How sweet! I have been visiting your blog for a while now, and have been checking back often for this post. :)

I am sorry to hear about the disappointment of your birth plan changing. It can sometimes be a bit sad to hear how wonderful another Mama's natural birth was when your own was so far from what you wanted for yourself and your child. I have two boys also and both were delivered by cesarean. I had an emergency cesarean with my first delivery. He was footling breech. After the cesarean I learned that I actually have a bicornuate uterus. So, I all my babies will be small-ish and most likely breech. My second boy was...
I hope you share your story sometime, I (and I'm sure others) would love to hear and offer support.

sarah elwell said...

Congratulations on your beautiful son. Bodhi is a wonderful name. I wish him many blessings.

Pauper said...

Congratulations! A beautiful boy and a beautiful name! So happy that he arrived here safely and that you are healing well. Best wishes to you! xx

Lisa said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome, beautiful Bodhi. Amber, I'm totally crying here.

seedpod said...

Congratulations! My little Eva is just 6 days older and .2 ounces bigger :) There is nothing in this whole world better than a fresh baby.

natalie said...

your little bundle is the sweetest! blessings on you, beautiful mama!

Molly said...

Oh sweetie, congratulations. I know you know my birth story and I hope for a VBAC too, though I know when I read stories like this, ones about how beautiful the end is, and how content you are despite not having that "ideal" birth story--it gives me strength, Amber. It makes me feel brave, that I can do it again, no matter what.

(And I know I would do it for Maya, all over again. But would I do it for a stranger? How funny how unreal it feels, for some, until they finally arrive.)

padmasari said...

Congratulations, Amber!. Anyway, I received my package some time ago, I bought a lip balm of your store, and you gave me an aromatherapy candle as a bonus (caravan blend), you're very sweet Amber. I love to shop at your store, and will return soon to buy Christmas gifts. And I wrote a bit about my shopping experience at Oakmoss in my blog - http://www.padmasarionline.com/2011/09/package-from-amber.html

dani said...

That is such a gorgeous name. I plan on naming my son Greyson, as a nod to my husband (his middle name is Stuart, and one of the meanings meanings of Gra/eyson I found are "son of the steward".).

What a beautiful boy. Love, love, love new babes.

laurata said...

I want to eat those delicious feet. He is so beautiful.

Hwasoon said...

Hello, little baby. ♥