I know an update is long overdue. The postpartum rollercoaster has been too crazy and too exhausting for me to get to it until now, and even now I might just cheat by putting in a lot of pictures.
What a blessing it was that labour went so smoothly this time. I had some pre-labor contractions this time, but nothing like the weeks of contractions that kept me awake at night and left me completely exhausted that I had with Isaac. This time I woke up with mild contractions around 4am . I wasn't sure if it was the real thing but asked Sean to just wait awhile before going to work just in case. We kept waiting for the contractions to go away but instead they just kept coming and getting stronger. Around 11am we decided to call the midwife, by noon we were at the hospital and at 1:53pm Kateri Regina joined the world ex utero. With Isaac, I pushed for 2.5 hours, and then still needed a forceps delivery. Kateri was born after pushing through only 2 contractions! I was pretty amazed at how different it was. An easier labor has also meant an easier recovery, and though I'm still not 100% back to normal, I soon will be.
|She was born so quickly that her face was a little bruised,|
|As usual, everyone but Isaac is tired.|
|Me and my babies!|
|Isn't she beautiful? I could just post picture after picture but I'll try and restrain myself.|
|Family picture at Kateri's baptism.|
On another note: Merry Christmas!
|Taken on Christmas Eve. She's already getting chubby!|
|Presents! Not the main event, but still pretty fun.|
|It's fun to have a girl to dress up.|
Wishing you all the blessings that our God-made-man has for you this Christmas season!