Well, surprise! I announced on my old blog on Friday that I would be launching my new blog today, but little did I know I would also have a new baby by today! I posted on my old blog around 2pm, got a call at 4pm from my OB that I needed to be induced, and by 7:15 I was in the hospital watching Pitocin drip down an IV and into my arm. Our son was born about 4.5 hours later, healthy and hearty and crying oh so lustily!
After much deliberation and gazing into his face, we decided to name our boy Mark Gilchrist. We will call him “Gil” for short. Gil Garber. Our little son!
I’ll share more of the birth story, the background on his name, and some photos tomorrow and Thursday. Right now we’re home from the hospital and reality is still sinking in as I gaze down at this little bundle beside me, sleeping so peacefully and trustfully, making those little newborn squeaks and grunts that I remember so well from Lena. I’m overwhelmed with love, thankfulness, and gratefulness.
I also promised you a giveaway with the launch of this blog. It’s a great giveaway… but I didn’t manage to take photos of the items before our baby was born! I will post all the details about this Italian-themed giveaway on Wednesday, so check back a little later this week for that.
If you’d like to follow along during these early days, I’m on Instagram now; my username is beccagarber. In the meantime, this mama will be snuggling with her two little loves!