Wow! I cannot believe it has almost been one week since our little princess arrived! We feel SO lucky she chose us as her family. She is truly a blessing!
Nora arrived Nov 1 at 9:52am. 7lbs 2 oz, 20.5 inches long. She was delivered via c-section since my first child was also. It was a little odd scheduling her birthday ahead of time, but we are also glad she made it that far considering my crazy schedule and her wanting to make her appearance a couple weeks prior. However, she made it! Her face and right arm were a little bruised from all the contractions I had for several weeks before she came. I can only imagine how uncomfortable that must have been for her (AND ME!). She healed from that within days and she is SO BEAUTIFUL!
My husband took video of the doctors pulling her out of my stomach, and when they brought her to me, she reached for my face. “Bring me to my mommy!” She was perfect.
We stayed in the hospital for two days. I feel like the recovery is way more difficult than my first. The pain is lasting longer. It’s hard to get up and move around. Not to mention I was terrified to go home and face trying to also parent a toddler.
Liam got to meet Nora the day after she was born. I had mixed feelings about how I thought he would react. I thought he would either be super grabby with her, or completely ignore her. It was a little of both. SO cute though. He peeked at her, tried to grab her blanket, then quickly forgot about her and found himself the center of attention again. I was lucky to have a photographer, Shannon Lee, come to photograph the meeting. Photos I will forever treasure!
Once we got home, my husband and mom helped entertain Liam while I got to snuggle and recover in bed with Nora. She’s been a dream. She sleeps 23 hours a day, and I actually have to wake her at night for feedings, or else she would sleep right through. She is so content and happy when she’s awake. We are so thankful for her sweet temperament. (I hope I didn’t jinx it)
Liam has been the same, a little more whiny, but pretty much the same. He’s too young to understand that Nora is his sister and here to stay, but he will soon. He just ignores her and does his usual business. Being adorable. My love for Liam has grown more, he is so special to me. He will always have a special place in my heart being the first born.
It is now Day 6, Monday, and I cannot believe tomorrow will mark one week. I feel a little more mobile today and also decided that going to Target seemed like a good idea (it always does). Quickly learned my lesson with that one. You’ll find me in bed early tonight with a heating pad and pain killers. LOL.
Our family grew just a little bit sweeter this week (okay A LOT sweeter) and we are SO excited to watch these too little ones grow together. 18 months apart.