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me&mah bish

...and then there were three.

Posted on 2010.05.31 at 10:28
Current Location: United States, ,
Condition: peacefulpeaceful
Before...




After!






He's fascinating to watch. One minute he's looking at his hand, the next minute he's looking at you in bewilderment, still adjusting to life on the outside. He farts like a grown ass man and when the light hits him a certain way, he sorta looks like one. I tell people that it's only a matter of time before he's yelling at cats to get off his lawn. He eats, he poops, and after a little fussing he falls asleep in your arms and it's the best feeling in the world. And oh, that new baby smell. I submit that you have not lived until you have smelled a new, fresh-off-the-assembly-line baby.

Of course, the delivery wasn't what I expected. A routine check-up turned into a labor inducement, with the husband and best friends taking turns holding my hand and rubbing my back. My packed bag was still at home, I hadn't gotten my braids done as I planned, and I still didn't have the adapter for my portable iTouch stereo, so I was a little miffed at this last minute call. Contractions were mild at first, but--once the resident broke my water--became intensely painful. I may have proposed to my anesthesiologist after she gave me the epidural. Ok, not "may have." Did. DID. I totally proposed to that woman. An hour later my OB arrived, fresh from her weekend vaycay, to perform the cesarean. Once in the OR, the all-female staff moved around me with the precision of a army unit. After 20 minutes of rummaging through my stomach like grandma's purse, there he was. He and the husband locked eyes (or eye, since he came out with one eye open like his mama did 33 years ago) and dashed him away to the nursery for check-up and bath.

Four days later, we were home. Our new roommate took to his new environment as most babies do--by sleeping everywhere. On the couch, in the bassinet, in our bed, on top of us. He seems most partial to the bed. He sleeps in it more than we do.

After ma's last stint in the hospital, she told me that Langston was the reason she wanted to live, the reason she's willing to change her life. The power of love is, indeed, a transformative one.

There are days when I wake up in total disbelief that I am someone's parent, when I fully expect Lang's real parents to show up and be all "yeah, we'll take it from here!" But he's ours. From his fingers, to his toes, to the two little dimples in his cheeks that only come out when he feeds. He's ours. And amazing.


Comments:


Emily
Fresh shit. emilytheslayer at 2010-05-31 15:33 (UTC) (Link)
You guys are going to be great. Scratch that, you ARE great. He is so freakin' adorable. Congrats again hon!
Miss K
Fresh shit. thatblackchick at 2010-05-31 15:44 (UTC) (Link)
There's simply too much "Awww" in this post. Glad to hear you're doing well and Langston is adorable! You and your hubby do good work. Hahaha. :)
The Warrior Queen of Awesomeland
Fresh shit. porcelain72 at 2010-05-31 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
Aw, he's gorgeous. Congratulations to all three of you, and well done, Mommy.
ragdollgirl
Fresh shit. ragdollgirl at 2010-05-31 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
he is precious! aww! so happy for the pair of you!
UR taste buds can't repel flavor of this magnitude
Fresh shit. sofvckinghot at 2010-05-31 18:18 (UTC) (Link)

LL COOL J!

I have a present for LL (and you) sitting here, all wrapped and everything. I don't have a car anymore so I need your address to send it to you.
Kate
Fresh shit. kate_nepveu at 2010-05-31 18:37 (UTC) (Link)
He's adorable. Congratulations and best wishes to you all!
Bella
Fresh shit. bellarisa at 2010-05-31 21:07 (UTC) (Link)
SO KYOOT ♥
verbalessence
Fresh shit. verbalessence at 2010-05-31 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that was beautiful to read. So happy for you. He is a beautiful child.
norwaygranny
Fresh shit. norwaygranny at 2010-06-01 01:19 (UTC) (Link)
That baby is beautiful! How old is he in the last picture? - Lovely eyes, Ya - he's going to have the girls calling him a dozen years from now.
Tanya D.
Fresh shit. tanyad at 2010-06-01 01:32 (UTC) (Link)
Such a cutie, I gotta come by and see ya'll. I'm remiss in getting you a gift as well.
Bellicose Lestrange
Fresh shit. mollyx at 2010-06-01 04:41 (UTC) (Link)

Welcome to the mommy 'hood...

It's like having an alien in the house, isn't it?
Who is this being? And why, when he wakes up at 3 am, anxious for my company, does he look at my sleepy ass and grin?

You'll find yourself asking these questions quite a bit.
He's beautiful, Id. I love that he's little Langston. Eeee!
JJ Odelle
Fresh shit. jjodelle at 2010-06-06 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
He's beautiful.
The International Pop Star © ® ™ 100% Original
Fresh shit. intlpopstar at 2010-06-12 04:19 (UTC) (Link)
YAY!! I'm so happy! This is just awesome. I'm super late but I'm glad mama and baby are fine! Congrats J.
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