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! :)