On Israel's 16th day, we went birthday shopping for daddy.
We needed to get out of the house for a bit but it wasn't without one diaper change, breastfeeding in the mall parking lot and sleeping soundly in the sling I made for him.
Everyone smiles when they see me carrying him around in his sling, I think it almost looks like he's still in the womb.
I can't get over how special my tiny man is, I can't believe I ever lived without him!
I do remember I got much more sleep in those days though...
Our precious son, Israel Cash Hagler, arrived September 30, at 11 pm.
It was the best day of my husband and I's life!
After a wonderful birth, we slept blissfully until the next morning.
The next 5 days, though, were some of the hardest days we've seen.
We spent those 5 days in the NICU, watching our son through a plastic box, only holding him during feedings. Every couple hours, my husband and I would dress in protective gowns, masks and gloves so that we could visit our newly born son.
Monday morning, which couldn't have come soon enough, we brought little Israel home!
Life has been full of sleepless nights, very little time to eat, forgetting to put on deodorant and definitely no time for make-up!
Every second has been worth it.
Our sweet baby boy is a miracle and we love him dearly!
Needless to say, my blogging may be sporatic at best, at least for the next few weeks.