Gage Leman Potter-Gendle was born (finally) on Thursday, December 27 at 6:50 p.m. Photos to come!
Amazingly enough, he was 6 pounds 11 ounces, the same weight as Braeden when he was born! He's 20 and 1/2 inches long and has a head full of dark, dark hair.
We came home from the hospital today around 12:30. Me Ma, P Pa, and Braeden were outside talking with our neighbors Michelle and Shaler so everyone got to meet baby Gage when he first came home. Michelle is pregnant, due in April, with a little girl.
He's settling in well to life at our house. Gage has nursed several times and slept all afternoon on one of us. Me Ma and P Pa bought us an arm's reach co-sleeper at Babies R Us yesterday; Mat set it up this afternoon so Gage will have a place to sleep tonight. The co-sleeper attaches to our bed so Gage will be right next to me at night making it easier to nurse him. Braeden slept in our bed for 6 months and it made us nervous eve though it was super-convenient. With the co-sleeper, he's close to being in bed with us but he's still in his own space, protected from us and our pillows and blankets. We should both sleep easier with this arrangement.
P Pa drives back to Rhinebeck tomorrow and Me Ma will stay through next weekend to help with Braeden.
When I have more time and energy, I'll write up Gage's birth story and post it here. It was a long day but it ended perfectly!