How the heck has a month gone by already??? (Mom Cliche #1) . These past few weeks have literally been a blur (Mom Cliche #2) !!
But its true! My little Kennedy is one month old today. And I have to say to you all – you were RIGHT – about everything!
First and foremost – a few quick notes:
1. Labour wasn’t the horror show I thought it was going to be
2. I do infact fall 500x more in love with Kennedy everyday
3. Mom life is truly the best life – even when that particular life brings you poop explosions ( I know – I’m shocked I’m ok with this too )
I wanted to give you a few updates from the Sweeney Camp!
Starting at the beginning – Kennedys birth story – don’t worry this is totally PG rated lol! I went into labour on Sunday Nov 13 around 9am however I was in denial until about 1pm – typical Jack move there. Bobby was actually working 3 hrs away so I called him at noon and finally gave in – yep this was really happening. Then I burst into tears – terrified haha. Of course .
Went to the Grey Nuns around 3pm where they confirmed it – this was legit happening. A few more tears haha ….. Like I DID KNOW this was going to happen but I just didn’t want it to. I was SO scared! I wanted to be pregnant forever.
Bob arrived around 4pm – with a bandaged thumb ?!!!! Many people who saw photos from that day have asked if I actually did that to him during delivery – NO!! He had hurt it that morning and didn’t want to put me into labour so he didn’t tell me lol….. but now that I was already in labour – well here he was! Bandaged thumb and all!
So I ended up getting the epidural a few hours in . What a game changer – for me at least. Huge kudos to anyone that has a baby naturally – you ladies are the true superheroes. Like most things sports related in my life – I am actually fine taking my participation ribbon on this one haha. Things went pretty quick after that and little (or not so little) Kennedy Adrienne Georgina Sweeney was born at 8:58pm weighing in at 8lbs 2oz.
Her name comes from my love of the Kennedy family. Such style, tradition & mystery surrounds that family and their legend. Her two middle names are Bob and I’s grandmothers names.
I can’t even tell you my shock that she is a GIRL! In fact – one of the first things I said when she was born was “Im Sorry” ……because I had been calling her a HE this whole time. I would have bet my life on a boy. Pretty sure this is the first of many surprises I will have with her haha.
Grey Nuns staff – incredible! These ladies know what they are doing ( which is actually a really good thing haha). They make everything seem totally normal – even when they’ve seen everything you own and are trying to get you into the hugest underwear in the world and there’s limbs and boobs and everything else flying everywhere . My nurse Karen was so lovely – smart, funny and even took care of Bobby 🙂
So flash forward a few days – we are home. There is nothing more terrifying. How does anyone just know how to take care of a baby?!!!!! Also – recovery on moms can be rough! No one tells you that it’s going to hurt sitting down for a while ( BTW – this spray is a godsend – you can get it at Sweet Momma Spa…..BUY IT FOR ALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS lol) and no one will tell you that you get to the point where you try and “pass gas” silently ( lady like????) and it’s so loud that the dogs get scared and leave the couch. Yes that happened. Yes I wanted to disappear from life and never return.
Reach out to the nurses , to health link (get 811 on speed dial!) , to your parents and friends. Anything you think is crazy – I guarantee you they have heard it before. So you’re not weird I swear!! The best thing I’ve learned so far is that your parents , your friends that are parents , your aunt/ uncle – they ALL didn’t know ; we’re just learning as we go haha……….. Except for Chris’s wife Karen. She Knows haha.
She offered to take Kennedy if we needed. And by taking I mean actually raising her. So it’s been nice knowing we have that in our back pocket! Just kidding ….. so far.
Kennedy is adorable . All moms say that about their kids – there is Mom Cliche #3! So now I’m an official real mom. She is good to us – we even get to sleep sometimes and she eats like a fiend. Also – having chihuahuas that hate putting clothes on has really trained me for dressing a newborn. They too hate getting dressed.
I really miss you guys! This new ( and very strange!) life has caught me by surprise – I never knew how much I would truly love it….. I mean, of course you just assume ” Oh yeah I’ll fall in love with being a mom” ……. but really in the back of your head ….. You ( well I did anyways!) do worry …… WILL I REALLY?!!!
You were right! It’s exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. Much like listening to CISN In The Morning With Chris, Jack & Matt right ?! 🙂 ! I’m so excited to get back to work with those boys – I realize now how much of my family they really are. They came over a few weeks back and we had so much to tell each other – and so much to make fun of each other for haha. Kennedy sniffles, wheezes and sneezes just like Matt though so it’s like he is here – she complains less though ;).
Well here’s another novel – sorry guys ! Lots to update you on ! I’ll check in again soon – in the meantime – I’m revelling in every mom cliche there is. If you need me – Im probably talking like a weirdo to Kennedy trying to make her smile, baby spamming on Instagram ( I’m going to try doing Insta Stories soon?) or something else I swore I’d never ever do and am doing 500%.
Love you ! Miss You! xoxox Jack