baby boy walker

I hope I didn’t leave too many people hanging. No, I’m not STILL in labor. Hahhaha. Ha. Ha.

It has been a WHIRLWIND since I wrote my last post. I need a better word. But my brain is functioning on very little sleep… so ‘whirlwind’ will have to do.

Anyway, here’s what you really want to know…

AT 1:40 AM ON JULY 29, 2010

Malcolm James Walker

was born

8 lbs, 2 oz

After a very long and trying labor

He is perfect in every way

We’re home now and adjusting to a new life measured in two-hour intervals, number of feedings, left breast vs. right breast, color and quantity of poopy diapers…

We’re happier than we have ever been. Ever.

I can’t wait to share the whole birthing story. I hope to get that done today.

Malcolm is sleeping in his moses basket right now. Mom said, “You can write with him in the basket.” And I said, “Yes!” Then she added, “Just write fast.”

So perhaps that will be one of many changes in my life brought on by the arrival of our baby boy… I’ll go from a deliberate and “slow” writer to a fast one.

The biggest thing I’ve been trying to do while Malcolm sleeps is sleep. Yes… everyone says, “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” And I have been trying. It’s truly impossible to count up the hours of sleep I have actually gotten in since his birth. But I’m definitely operating with a deficit. Another challenge.

Okay… so I’m going to eat the second half of my turkey sandwich and try to shower before Malcolm awakens and asks for yet another feeding (man, can this kid EAT!). Also need to ice “down there,” return a few phone calls and emails, stare at Malcolm while he sleeps, begin to write the birth story and maybe even catch a couple of z’s.

Ready, set, GO!

9 Responses

  1. Congratulation!!!!!

  2. You did it kiddo! – A very big congratulations! I’ve been following your emails (I’m a member of ICWP), and have enjoyed reading about your experiences on the island. I grew up not far from you, although I now live in B.C. via Los Angeles, so I’m familiar with the transplant saga. And, my daughter just had a baby boy, too!

    Enjoy this special time and sleep when you can. The time will go by so fast, in a couple of months you’ll be up to speed with the writing and everything else.

    Much joy and good wishes to you and your family!


    • Hi Shareen! Thank you so much for your message. And congratulations to your daughter!

  3. Don’t worry Steph, you and Bob will get sleep in about 20 years.

    • Hahaha…. ah…. yes.

  4. Hey girly! Glad everyone is well! Life is surely somewhat of a blur right now. Just live in the moment. Don’t worry about the birth story too much right now. We can all be patient. 🙂 But definitely looking forward to it. Tell Bob I said Howdy!

  5. Yay! Yay! And a beautiful baby boy is your reward. I am so happy for you. I was so excited with your last post that I even had to tell MY blog world. Ha ha. Good job Stephanie and Bob! And welcome, Malcolm. You are one lucky kid to have your mom.

    • Thanks so much, Crystal! We couldn’t be more proud and happy.

  6. What a cutie…so happy to find your blog…Enjoyed reading it tonight
    Hope you will stop by for a visit…I am giving away lots of GIFTS this week on both blogs….to celebrate

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