I guess it’s been a while, huh? I can’t believe my newest little one is already 3 weeks old. Time is flying. The complete opposite of what it felt like with my first.
I was blessed to have my mom come down for 2.5 weeks and help us out. She was so awesome with taking care of my oldest. It allowed me to fully focus on the newborn and get things down like breastfeeding and all (which is going extremely well!!! I’m very happy with it :).
The big sis is completely in love with little sis, in a fact a little too much! lol That’s actually the biggest thing we are dealing with. She wants to be all over the baby all of the time. But, to me, that’s easier to deal with than her regressing somehow or resenting the baby.
So, how about how the little came into the world? Well, we had a wonderful morning at church, went out to lunch, and then I took a nap with my oldest. I woke up and got out of bed. By the time I hit the hallway I had a big gush of stuff come all out. I was pretty sure my water broke, but I had to make sure (you know smell it and all). Definitely wasn’t urine.
I decided to see if it kept coming out for a bit to make sure. Well, it did, so I called my hubby and told him we would need to take our daughter to our friends house and go to the hospital (the doctor had told me to go to the hospital if my water broke or contractions were 5-7 minutes apart).
We got to the hospital a few hours after the initial “water breaking”. Unfortunately, they said the fluid was not showing up as amniotic fluid, so we were sent home. I was only dilated 4 cm and not having any real contractions yet. My friend told us to go out to eat by ourselves so we could have dinner together.
We went to Panera’s and then I had another big gush of fluid come on out there. Lovely. Just lovely. Then I actually started having real contractions. I was up all night as they went from 20 minutes apart to 5 minutes apart. We dropped my daughter off at my friends again, at 5 in the morning, and headed to the hospital.
Guess what? This time we got to stay! I was at 6 cm and everything was moving along really well. I am not a pain person, so I got an epidural which allowed me to get a quick nap since I wasn’t able to sleep all night with the contractions (I had really bad back pain with them).
Everything went super well. It took a little longer to push her out than my first, but this baby was almost 2 pounds bigger than my first!
Everyone that worked with us was amazing and I was really happy the way everything went. Poor baby did end up breaking her clavicle during delivery, but it wasn’t a big deal and healed real quick.
And that is it. The big girl starts school next week, so I’ll probably be around a bit more then 🙂