Welcome to the world Leonardo James Yonos.
Baby Leonardo came into our lives on May 16th at 6:36 pm weighing 7.7 lbs and 19.5 inches long.
How do I even begin to explain how I feel after having my firstborn baby? There is absolutely no other feeling like it in the world. I've never thought I could love something so much. I never thought I could be as excited, nervous, overjoyed, scared, and anxious about now having a child of my own to take care of every single day for the rest of my life. It's truly an incredible feeling. I finally know what my mother meant when she says, "You'll never know love until you look in the eyes of your baby for the first time".
I initially didn't want to write this post until at least next week so I could soak up every single moment with our perfect little baby and John, but this morning after feeding Leo and putting him back in his bassinet, there was a huge part of me that told myself to sit down and write about everything I'm feeling. Along with writing in his baby book, I wanted to share it with you guys on my blog too.
Well, giving birth was crazy to say the least. Having the ability to push a baby human out of me is pretty crazy. Even though I was in extreme pain at the time, (up until the epidural, thank GOD for epidural) I felt like a superwoman. People always compare pain to childbirth and I have to say I don't think my experience was as bad as I thought it could have been. John helped me so much and was so amazing in the delivery room, I don't know what I would have done without him. After much thought about the decision of his name, he didn't officially have one until the day after because we wanted to sleep on it and make sure he actually felt like a Leonardo! Some people have been asking why we named him Leonardo and if there's any significance behind it, there's not! We just loved the name Leonardo and thought it sounded good with the name James!
At two weeks old, Leo's favorite things to do are stretch, eat, smirk, go for car rides, lay on mom and dads chest, poo and SLEEP. Like, constantly sleep. Then repeat that process like 15 times and that's a day in the life of me these days! I feel like I've barely gotten dressed let alone do my hair and makeup like I used to. I've been trying to create some sort of routine between his feedings, changes and nap time but it can be challenging! You never know what these little ones are going to want!
Overall, being Leo's mommy is the best things that's ever happened to me. I could never imagine my life without him, I feel so beyond blessed.
These are Leo's newborn pictures when he was just one day old. Looking at them, I feel like he's already grown so much and looks so different! So mushy and teeny! I cannot handle his cuteness, all I do is kiss him and love him beyond words!
More to come from our little Leo!