Saturday, October 4, 2014

And 4 is Something Else Entirely!

It's been quite a while since my last post. The last several months of this pregnancy went by way too fast. I hadn't really felt up to writing. I didn't really know what to write without constantly complaining, was unmotivated to write, and was scraping the barrel when it came to energy in the evenings after work and then wrangling a toddler.

All but the complaining still hold true with some bonus reasons, but I had to share this.

Lucy Arden was born at home on 9/10 at 1:09pm.

6lbs 11oz

Her labor was pretty quick as well. About 4hrs in total. Except for the back labor and posterior presentation, Lucy's birth was pretty similar to Em's. Similar length of time, bloody show shortly before birth, water broke right before pushing, and a similar sized baby born 2d before her due date.

Em is in love with her sister, maybe a bit too much. I'm tired, but recovery has been great; healing was much quicker than it was after Em, even through Lucy came sunny-side up. Lucy is growing well, but has some silent reflux issues and had an upper lip and tongue tie that we had taken care of this past Thursday.

I'm not going to lie and say things are happy and perfect. Far from it. Breastfeeding has been alright, but the crying has been really trying. I will admit that there have been moments where I've felt like breaking down and that having a 2nd might have been a mistake. In clearer moments, I'm head over heels in love with Lucy. I love the interaction between the girls.


  1. Huge congrats hon! I've got an advanced degree in silent reflux. Email me if you get lost! xoxo

  2. Huge congrats hon! I've got an advanced degree in silent reflux. Email me if you get lost! xoxo

  3. Congratulations!!! Lucy! Love her name! :) It sounds like it was a pretty great birth. Em sounds so much like Lids as a big sister... almost TOO inlove with new baby! ;) Lots of hugs, kisses and wanting to hold her around here. She is so proud though and it looks like Em is too. What a sweet photo of them together. That big smile! Sorry there are some tough moments but I hope the good ones outweigh those or start to soon as you and your family of 4 get into the swing. Congratulations again!! :)