Now, on to the reason for this change! Our beautiful daughter, Jocelyn Joy was born on March 29th at 10:49 a.m. here in Japan. Brad might tell you her birthday is March 28th because it was 8:49 pm on the 28th in Nebraska when she was born. She was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.5 inches long.
We went to the hospital at about midnight the night before, so we weren't there too long before she decided to join us. I don't remember much of that 10 hours. Brad will tell you that i was quite loopy. I don't really remember. I guess one of the doctors had asked when the first day of my last period was, and I told her a story about the first time I saw a shooting star. Brad wrote down some of the strange things I said and I didn't remember any of it. I have already forgotten about all of the pain and discomfort. We plan on getting pregnant again around January 2009 after Joey gets a good 9 months of breastfeeding.
Joey is 3 weeks and 4 days old today. We have been walking to the track on base and jogging every day for over a week now. We started out with a mile, then upped it to a mile and a half, and today we did 2 whole miles. Joey is lucky and gets to sleep through it! We are hoping that Daddy gets us a jogging stroller for Mother's day! I weigh about 3 pounds more than I did before I got pregnant, and I hope to keep losing weight so that perhaps I can get away with wearing a two-piece bathing suit this summer for the first time in 3 years! I was worried that with my genes, I might experience some PPD, but I feel so great! Exercise really releases happy endorphins! Plus, how could I be sad? All I have to do is look at Joey's beautiful face and I can't help but smile.
My baby is so cute!
Me, 3 weeks and 4 days after birthing a baby!