On December 12, 2012 at 11:10 am, we welcomed Alistair James Payne to the world (pronounced Al-i-stir). He was born by c-section at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz and measuring 20.5 inches long.
Alistair is proving to be quite a sweetheart. He immediately took to breastfeeding, demonstrating a great ability to suck, and he has already started stretching out his sleeping times. Last night we got to sleep from 1:00 am to 6:30 am! He is steadily growing and is almost out of his newborn sized-clothing into the 0-3 month size. We are so blessed and fortunate that he does not cry much, although he seriously dislikes having a dirty/wet diaper and getting his clothes changed.
Juliana loves “baby brother,” and has already asked to hold him many times. When she first met him in the hospital she was so excited that she basically just ran around in circles all day long. She is a very helpful older sister, and she often brings me toys that she wants to share with him.
Although I have struggled quite a bit with the pain of breastfeeding, we are settling into a good routine, and I have high hopes that the pain will soon ease. We have been so blessed by the continuous visitors who have made the transition to two children so much easier with their baby holding, cooking, cleaning, and Juliana watching. Thank you Nana, Papa, Grammy, Grandma, MeMe, Auntie Katie, Uncle Justin, and Cousin Ellis!