#Momlife, Pregnancy

And Then There Were Four

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He’s here.

Calvin made his entrance on Thursday evening. He (and I) had a rough time during delivery and he’s developed a case of jaundice that keeps him on a light box 24 hours a day but he’s oh so close to perfect for a baby that almost wasn’t going to be here. It’s all quite the story and I’ll go into far too much detail later on, but I’m really taking my time with this one before getting back into real life. Precious doesn’t even cover these days.

As for the rest of the Morgans, Eva is delighted with her brother and she’s been very gentle and loving with him. We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible for her, but Calvin’s therapy needs to be watched around the clock so Kyle and I are sleeping in two hour shifts and that doesn’t lead to very much normalcy. The good news is that we’re both starting to feel more rested than we did in the beginning, but I’m hoping that the secret to having two children isn’t that the two parents are never awake at the same time. Soon I’d like my body to feel well enough to take my daughter out for some long overdue mommy-and-me time and it will be nice to even sneak out and be social with other adults. And maybe some wine. And pants that don’t have elastic waists.

But for now, this is so much more than enough.


IMG_0809 copyCalvin William Morgan
Born July 25th, 2013 (36 weeks)
8 lbs 1 oz
22 inches


UPDATE: You can read Calvin’s birth story here.

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  • Reply Hope

    I’m so glad that you’re both okay and that Calvin is in your arms now. I was wondering why you had him on a Tesseract in all the pics I’ve seen, 😉 and now I know why. I hope you all recover from your exciting week and can enjoy the rest of the Summer as a family of four. *hugs*

    July 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply Carly

      Thank you! Hopefully he’ll stop being a glow worm soon!

      August 1, 2013 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Jensey

    So, so happy for you four. He’s perfect, Carly. 🙂

    July 31, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    • Reply Carly

      Thanks, Jensey!

      August 1, 2013 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Kate

    Oh, congratulations to you all! What a beautiful boy. In time, I look forward to reading all about the delivery but for now, hugs!

    PS. Are you using the traditional Finnish maternity box (AKA any cardboard box, size smallish)? 🙂

    August 1, 2013 at 6:03 am
    • Reply Carly

      I wish! We got a plastic sack with samples when we left the hospital – American birth is so lame!

      August 1, 2013 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Eve

    Congratulations!!!! I cannot wait to hear the details of your delivery, and I’m so glad that you two are both healthy. I’m loving all the IG pics-keep them coming! You have a beautiful family of four!

    August 1, 2013 at 9:02 am
    • Reply Carly

      Thanks, Eve!

      August 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

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