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Last night our beautiful baby girl was born!
She is so lovely and I am completely smitten with her. I can’t believe how lucky we are. She is finally here!!
She was late by 10 days and going overdue was a real mental battle for me. I was worried about the possibility of an induced birth and just was so so done with being pregnant.
And then the day before induction labour started! And I pretty much had exactly the birth I had prayed for. I was able to be at home for the majority of my labour, got to hospital still being relatively comfortable but once we were there it didn’t take very long for things to progress and our little miracle to be born.
It’s crazy how different this experience was and is compared to my first birth. I didn’t find SJs birth traumatic or a bad experience at all, it was just longer, more complicated and exhausting. And then I had to learn so much. How to hold and dress, change and wash this little person. And how to breastfeed! It was kind of overwhelming.
This time around, labour was much shorter, really straightforward and I lost much less blood. And I already know how to latch a baby to my breast. I can hold her with one arm while using my other hand to pour myself a drink. I am so relaxed.
The thing that is the same is the overwhelming joy and gratitude that floods my heart. What a gift these two girls are. What a privilege to have brought them into this world and to raise them. Thank you Jesus!