Arlo's here! (little late in posting this now. haha, but I figured its better late than never!) He took his sweet time coming as we went to 42weeks again, but he made it safe and sound.
I thought I'd be more prepared, more confident and more collected this third time around going into labor, but once again I was humbled by the strong little force of life that is a baby. They just have a way of forcing you to take a step back and take notice of the fact, that as much as you think you're in control, in reality, we're just along for the fantastic ride.
I was extremely nervous to get an induction. I really wanted another natural birth and was worried I wouldn't be able to handle the intensity of Pitocin. In the end, I was able to handle it, and it all worked out for the best. If you're interested I'm happy to chat about my birth story, but I'll save you the details here. Basically, I'm proud of my body and mind.. for all its ability to accomplish, but I'm also happy with modern technology and all it has to offer.
Arlo's already proved to be different from his siblings in a variety of ways. We love him dearly, and as hectic as the change from two to three kids has been, we're excited to be entering this new unchartered territory.
I wanted to share some special images we had captured during his 'birthday' by Nicole with NC Photography and a few from our family lifestyle session with Kelsy Neilson. Having these images to look back through is incredible. I love being brought back right into those emotional blurry moments.
Thank you so much for all the well wishes we've received from everyone so far, it's heartwarming to know we have so many people excited along with us. :)