Noah was an unplanned child. Not like our other 4 unplanned babies, Noah was actually avoided, in a sense. We had 4 children already, I knew I would be homeschooling the kids and I knew that I was already feeling pretty worn out some days.
We planned a C section after the struggles following birthing #4, but it ended up not quite begin the 'easy' button that we had hoped it would be. The doc nicked my placenta and that caused me to hemorrhage 50% of my blood.
I was so weak from my tubiligation that my best friend slept with my new born on the pull out couch, she did all the diapers, she supplemented a few bottle feedings when my milk was not coming in (a side effect of the massive blood loss), and had my back when my husband was terrified of a transfusion.
He has always been a bit fussy and demanding. He has always been very attached to me, meaning that I have not been able to leave him in the nursery or with babysitters. He is a ham, a cheese, a joker, an attention hog... and he is our baby, in every sense of the word.
Happy Birthday, Noah.
This video was taken on his second birthday. When he looks down, you should be able to see the hair trim he gave to himself that day ;-)