Tuesday, July 30, 2019


This sweet little lady is one month old (yesterday) and I can't believe how fast it's gone.  I felt like the 'fourth trimester' moved in slow motion with EB and this is just flying.  I'm not blinking!
Look at her little crossed ankles!
Here's an update:

Physical Recovery
I was induced with MCN, as opposed to going into labor naturally with EB.  It was around 9/9:30 am when I got the pitocin, by 1:00 pm. I started to feel some pressure and 2 pushes later, she was born!  It was all much easier and my recovery has similarly been much quicker than the first time around.  

Praise God, but I have not felt the sleep deprivation and pure exhaustion that I had with EB.  I'm not sure if it's the fact that MC was born 2 lbs heavier, or if she's simply a more laid back baby, but I have gotten 4 hour stretches since Night One.  EB never went more than 2 hours without a feeding, and it left me delirious and overwhelmed.  I was SO NERVOUS about being over tired and it has not been an issue at all.

Nursing is going great!  I am pumping once a day so that I get a break and K can give her a bottle.  She takes bottle and breast equally well.  This is something that hardcore breastfeeding peeps warn you- to not introduce a bottle too soon.  I think that this philosophy can be so detrimental to new moms!  I have given her a bottle from night one and it has been so important to give myself a break.  I was also just talking with K about supplementing with formula over the holidays so that I won't be sitting in a room by myself feeding her on Thanksgiving or Christmas, like I did with EB.  Though breastfeeding is clicking for me this time around, I still find it isolating at times and will not put any of the pressure on myself that I did with EB.  

Emotional State
I did not have the baby blues with MC!  I was weepy for the first couple of days home from the hospital, but nothing extreme.
And for a fun comparison, here are both of the girls at the one month "photo shoot".  I'm SHOCKED at how different they are...would not even guess they're sisters at this point.  I'm so interested to see how the resemblance grows over time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Life Lately

EB is at camp this week and the house is so quiet!
This little sweetie had an awesome check up yesterday, gained nearly a lb (14.5 oz) in one week.  She's amazing!
 This past weekend we celebrated K's Poppa's 90th Birthday.  EB loves playing with the 'big kids', her second cousins.
Baby sister slept through the entire party.
Group shot:
We took all the girls down to the aquarium last week.  It was hot as hell and very crowded.  But it was fun regardless and we were happy to be out of the house.

I bought this "backyard waterpark" on Amazon a couple of weeks ago and we finally got it set up last week.  It was a pain to put together but I'm really happy with the purchase!  I think we will get a lot of use out of it with playdates and cookouts with friends. 
That's all for now!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Two Weeks In

 I wish I had more time for an update, but I wanted to quickly share some photos from MC's first two weeks here at home.  
Briefly, I am finding adjusting to baby # 2 much easier than my experience as a first time mom.  It's a combination of knowledge and "every child is different", but we are finding our way faster this go around.  
This baby is calm and sweet and *SO FAR* very easy going.  I'm getting 3-4 hour stretches of sleep, breastfeeding is going very well (I'm already building a freezer supply) and my overall mindset is much less overwhelmed.  
That's all I've got time for...enjoy some pics!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Four on the 4th

We had a fun 4th of July as a family of four!
We started the day with donuts and ended it with sparklers in the backyard.
We had my parents over for a cookout and enjoyed playtime with EB's neighbor BFF.  She even got to stay up late to watch some big fireworks!

I hope y'all had a great holiday!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

And Then There Were Four...

We are so excited to announce the birth of our second daughter!
I was induced Saturday morning and she arrived *quickly* at 1:10 pm,
weighing 8 lbs even and measuring 20 inches long.
We are settling in at home with a very proud big sister.

I can't wait to share more soon!
I hope y'all have a very Happy Fourth of July...we'll be celebrating as a family of four!