Tuesday, November 22, 2011
My little girl has arrived! OK, so it's already been 11 days since she came into this world, but 11 days simply fly by when you are with a newborn. Plus it's rather appropriate as her birthday is November 11th.
I had a gut feeling she would come early, and sure enough, she arrived exactly 2 weeks early. What with my midwife being out of town and some people purposely planning their c-sections on 11/11/11, I really did NOT want to go into labor that weekend. But it was also a full moon night, and Mother Nature had other plans. My little girl was particularly active that night, and she continued kicking all night until she broke the water.
I'm happy to report that she is tiny but healthy, and that I was able to bounce back much faster than I did with my first pregnancy. My son has been a wonderful big brother, too, and he read a book to her the night she came home. I know that it's been a little stressful for him, as he developed an unexplained fever for a few days after she was born. But he doesn't act out, he doesn't whine. He just seems a little more appreciative of a hug whenever I give him one. He's taking it really well, and I'm insanely proud and feel extremely lucky to be a mother of these two beautiful babies!