Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One Month Later

Whew, can I just take a moment to breathe?  What a month it's been.  I've tried a dozen times to sit down and officially announce to the blogging world that Juliet has arrived.  But having a newborn around is exhausting! I don't have the brain power most days to do much beside mindlessly watch television or play on my awesome early Christmas present, my iPad.  I'm lucky if I remember to shower most days, let alone sit down and write something coherent.

But it's been a month now, and it's about time to force my brain cells to start working again.  Juliet was born November 12th via c-section at 9:40am.  She was 9lbs, 4oz and 20 inches long.  No one was expecting a 9+ pound baby!  She was almost two pounds heavier than Evie was at birth! 

The c-section and subsequent hospital stay went well.  I would never wish to go through another c-section--I definitely don't agree with those that say it's easier than a vaginal birth--but according to my doctors, I recovered exceptionally well from it.  The first few days were extremely rough, but thankfully Michael has been home to help.

Juliet had a slightly rough start with lots of fluid in her lungs due to being born via c-section but I was finally able to hold her when she was three hours old.  She's nursed like a champ right from the start which is such a blessing since Evie had a rough time with it.  She sleeps pretty wonderfully as well though I'm ready for the days she sleeps longer than three hours at a time.  I am just not on my A-game when I have inadequate sleep!  Evie started sleeping longer stretches by eight weeks so I'm really hoping Juliet will do at least as well as that.

Life as a mom of two has been an adjustment, but since Michael has been on Leave since Juliet's birth and doesn't go back to work until next week, I haven't had to really juggle it on my own yet.  Unfortunately, after the holidays Michael is leaving for a TDY, and will be gone for almost two months.  So I will go from having Michael home 100% of the time to none of the time, with only a week or so of adjustment in between.  It will be interesting for sure, and hopefully I'll still have my sanity by the end of it.

And because I know all you probably really care about is seeing pictures of my cute littlest princess, I'll leave you with a few.  Hopefully I'll be around more now that I'm trying to act human again, but no promises! :)


  1. Sooo cute! Love the one with Juliet and Evie in front of the tree. Evie looks so grown up with her hair all straight! Thanks for sharing the pictures! Keep em' coming! : ) Fav-cuz

  2. Hiya! How do you think, has your writting technique gone any better lately?