2013/05/22 1 Comment
What better way to celebrate a one week birthday than with a belated blog post?
William Ellsworth Feaster | 5.15.2013 | 12:20 pm | 7 lb. 2 oz. | 20.25″
Clearly, life is a little different this time around. We had hours to kill in the hospital with newborn Estelle, which lead to a huge number of blog posts. Having a four-year-old at home is a game-changer. My parents were a huge help holding down the fort and helping us make the move back home. My mom even did an overnight in the hospital with me, she lucked out with the sleepiest night! Big sister is adjusting beautifully, aside from some sleep issues and reminders to be gentle. I think Lola Cat is most jealous, since she has been banned from our room temporarily.
Everyone came home from the hospital this past Saturday. I’m healing from the c-section and adjusting to nursing much quicker than the first time, and I am so very thankful! Baby William is eating, sleeping, and pooping like a champ. After the normal newborn weight loss, he was back up to birth weight yesterday.
As with Estelle, we kept the name a surprise. In fact, we waffled about names up until the last minute, so it would have done no good telling people beforehand! David was fond of the name, Will. I wanted something more substantial. Although, William is in the top 10 most popular names, we thought it was sturdy and offered decent nickname possibilities. Come to find out, there is a William Feaster way back in our family tree (1800s)! Ellsworth was tossed around as a first name option for awhile. It is in honor of the street and subway stop here in South Philadelphia. Just days before departing on maternity leave, I found out my department at work is in the process of receiving an Ellsworth Kelly-Francisco Costa collaboration dress honoring the artist’s 90th birthday this month. Name foreshadowing at its best!
Enough blabber, here are some more photos.