he enjoyed showing off his dinosaur receiving blanket this morning, and performed well for both the midwives and the nursing staff.
before the pictures, and as an aside, i would just like to get on the record that the baby unit (both labour/delivery and postpartum) nursing staff at southlake regional health centre in newmarket, ontario is without fail totally outstanding. we could not have asked for better support during a difficult labour and birth and the subsequent pain and confusion.
and while we are on the topic of support staff, it would be remiss of me to not mention in the glowingest terms possible the midwives of york region, in particular kb and hc (which is not to say that sw and rmm were not hugely helpful as well). but kb was our coordinating midwife, and she inspires an outstanding level of confidence with her attention, compassion, understanding, and her capacity to provide endless information that allowed us to make decisions that were both right and informed. and hc, if you treat all your future clients the way you treated us as a midwifery student, you will enjoy astounding success (and perhaps more friends than you know what to do with!). thank you and thank you and thank you. and thank you again, because really i will never be able to express how much we appreciate your participation in this moment in our lives.
okay, now on to the pictures...
mommy and son
cutest. baby. ever.