(Sigh). It's been five years since my little Mr. Bubbles was born. Five years! I can't believe it. Where has the time gone? It seems like just a few months ago that I held him for the first time.
My pregnancy with Nathanael was completely different than my pregnancy with Taliesin. First of all, Kelsey and I loved the doctor that I had with Nathanael. He was so laid-back. He did not stress us out thinking something was going to go wrong. He joked a lot. Like when I asked him about a pain that I was having with Nathanael than I never had with Taliesin, he asked me if I had ever seen pictures of old pioneer women. After five or six kids, they're always frowning. He told me that's because each pregnancy gave them new pains.
Nathanael's due date was January 30, 2005. I remember I started having contractions right around midnight on January 27. They kept going all day. I was induced with Taliesin, so I did not know how contractions worked other than what I had read. They kept getting stronger and stronger, but they were not regular. I called the hospital that evening. They told me they might not get any more regular, to come in. I did. Nathanael was born an hour later. The doctor called his weight when he held him - 8 lbs., 15 oz. He was exactly right. And he was 21 inches long. I called him my peach baby because he had the perfect little round face - that looked just like a peach. And he was always hungry. Literally, he would eat every thirty minutes as a baby. LOL I always joke that Taliesin taught me about unschooling. Nathanael taught me about attachment parenting. I always told Nathanael we were like one person - it was Nathanaelmommy/Mommynathanael with no break.
He still has those cute little chubby cheeks that I just love to kiss. And he's still my perfect baby - no matter how many times Kelsey tells me that he's not a baby anymore.
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