Last Friday we woke up early and got ready and waited for the hospital to call to say we could come in to have our baby. We had dropped off the Bammer at my in-laws the night before so we wouldn't have to wake her up early and drive her there. The hospital finally called and off we went! When we got there, we realized that Alan left my suitcase on the curb next to our parking spot. I quickly called my neighbor to grab it for me...good start. I checked in and waited for almost an hour before someone came in to get me started on the Pitocin.
They set me up and the doctor broke my water at 11am. Around 1pm the contractions were getting pretty painful. I wanted to wait as long as I could to get an epidural in hopes to get the process moving along. With my last pregnancy I felt like the epidural slowed things down...but maybe that was just me. So I asked the nurse for the epidural and the anesthesiologist was in with a C-section and I would have to wait about 15 minutes. I thought that was doable. Well that 15 minutes turned into an hour! If I sat up, the contractions weren't as bad, but then they couldn't hear the baby's heartbeat so I had to lay back down. It was so uncomfortable! And I was so grateful to get that epidural. Between every contraction I would just laugh and tell Alan things like "I am so glad I don't have to do this naturally" or "Wow I'm glad I was born in this time period so I can have an epidural" or "I am so glad I wasn't a pioneer!" and stuff like that...
Then only 2 hours after the epidural was in, it was time to push and out came our second baby girl! And boy was she tiny! The Bammer was 8lbs and this little one was only 6lbs 8oz! I knew I was a week early and I definitely hadn't gained as much weight this time, but I was not expecting her to be so small! But she is adorable. With lots of beautiful light brown hair and blonde eyelashes. Perfect from head to toe! We got about 2 hours with her alone before our family was able to come so that was really nice.
The Bammer wasn't really interested in Little Sis that first day, but that's changed - I'll tell you more about that later. There were lots of pictures and smiles. Some people worry that they don't know how they could love another baby as much as their first. But I wasn't worried about that. And I could feel my love grow to envelop this second baby. She's such a little angel!
She's eating well, she sleeps at least 3 hours at a time at night, and is just content with the world. She loves looking at her big sister and her little cries are adorable. Yep, we love her!