And now I have a son

17 Nov

Roman August Clark Laparra

November 8, 2014
8 lbs 10 oz
19 1/4″ long
9 hours of labor

Wow. I don’t even know what to say.

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I really struggled to get excited during my whole pregnancy about having a boy. I had no idea what to expect and I am used to girls. I am so glad I have a little boy. Oh my goodness. I can’t describe the feeling.

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I want to take him with me everywhere. I miss him when I’m not holding him. He is such a snuggler and he loves to eat. He’s had no trouble putting on weight! It’s really nice to have a baby that makes nursing easier!

Now he is one week old!

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We are all obsessed with him. Solace and Belle love him and have accepted him much more readily than I could have hoped. Especially Belle. I thought she would loathe another baby in the house, but it turns out, she is sweeter with him than even Solace!

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We have liked the name Roman since we got married. It was just about the only boy name we agreed on, besides his middle names, however. We have loved them for a very long time. August is Nick’s dad’s middle name and Clark is my dad’s middle name. We wanted to honor our dads but with a twist. :)

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We have been having so much fun with him. Now don’t misunderstand me, 3 kids under 3 years old is hard. Oh my goodness. I really don’t know how we will survive after my mom leaves! I’m trying really hard not think about it.

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I still can’t believe I have a son!

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One Response to “And now I have a son”

  1. auntlenniesattic November 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Becky, I had that exact same feeling with my third boy. I was so hoping for a girl, and I was glad that I had found out so I could get used to the idea. But when he came out, I was SO GLAD he was a boy! I said that so many times. And I could hardly put him down. I actually felt guilty because I felt more enamored with him than my other babies but I think that was because I was so much better equipped experience-wise and was much calmer. I didn’t mind holding him or carrying him in the wrap and he was so sweet and cuddly. I adored snuggling in bed with him when with the other two I couldn’t wait for them to get in their own bed so I could sleep better. I think there is just something a little magical about your third. All the stress of not knowing what you’re doing is gone and you just get to enjoy it all. -Alyssa R

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