Monday, April 8, 2013

New baby...New life

We are parents! 
My experience was great. 
My labor lasted 5 and half hours. 
I got to experience real labor contractions for 3.5 hours after my water broke.
I only had to push for 20 minutes.
His shoulders got stuck and had to be pushed out so I didn't get to do immediate skin on skin.
He was super blue and his body temperature was low.
He however is healthy and beautiful!
We are IN LOVE.

Me on the other hand... It's been a new experience.
Being a first time mom is definitely not easy, but its worth it.
Late nights, zero sleep, constant feeding, constant diaper changing...
Oh and I have Mastitis. (Infection from breastfeeding)
But I am coping.
being in school while being a new mom, not easy.
I went back when he was 1 week old.
I also feel angry sometimes.
I miss my mom.
Most of my friends have their mom to help. I don't.
It's not easy. I get so frustrated. I am coping though.



  1. I love his pictures!! I'm sorry you lost your mom and don't have her help. That must be very difficult!! You are a survivor and I know you're a great mama to little Austin!!

  2. I am so proud of you Ashley! You can do hard things. Austin is the handsomest little man on the face of the earth and its cause of you. I love you! You can do this!