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.