With love, we welcomed our new son on Valentine’s Day.
Dashel Omar Hampton
We call him Dash.
*Omar is after Dash’s grandpa (Brian Omar) and Brett’s Great Grandpa Omar
A hearty 8 lb. 6 oz. and 21 inches long
I am a mess of exhaustion and post birth emotions–completely in love and feeling grateful and ultra aware of how sweet this gift is…welcoming life. I’m not very good with words right now. So I’ll wait.
I want to go back and relive the last few days again and again. And since I can’t do that, I will savor the seconds of the present. His chubby cheeks; his baby-hogging sisters who gently nurture him and ask to hold him every second of every day; his daddy’s love gazes; middle-of-the-night feedings where even through exhaustion, my soul intertwines with his; saying “my son”; kissing his cold nose; melding my love for each of my children and each of their birth stories; knowing that these first days are precious and fleeting and that someday I will be far removed from newborns and *pinch myself* moments of mamahood bliss. But right now it’s here. And I feel so grateful for this gift.
Loving our little Dash.