Monday, January 21, 2013

Rebecca Jane

I haven't blogged in forever, but here is a good excuse to! We welcomed Rebecca Jane into our family on January 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm. She was 8 lbs, 3 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. My labor was pretty smooth, except for the fact that once again, my body had a hard time dilating and baby was facing the wrong way which made my contractions extra painful. I was able to withstand the pain for a few hours, but once my midwife turned me on my side so the baby would turn facing the right direction, I was done. I ordered an epidural right there. I appreciated the support of my husband and my midwife (who was absolutely wonderful, by the way) and I was even glad that I had gotten so far on my own, but I just couldn't take it anymore. Call me a whimp, whatever, but you women who can do it all naturally are my heroes. Once I had my epidural, I dilated very quickly and within an hour I was able to push Becca out with NO problems. She came out kicking and screaming - which was so different from Talmage's birth. He came out blue and not breathing, with a very large cone head from being in the birth canal too long, so I was grateful that this time was so much easier. Now I know why women have more than one child! Although this pregnancy was much harder than my first, the whole "after the baby comes" has been so much better! Becca is doing very well and I can't imagine life without her adorable face. I seriously could sit and stare at her faces all day long. Here are a few reasons why:

See what I mean? Man, Daniel and I have good looking babies, if I do say so myself. Ha ha. Anyways, I'm really glad I got the photos done, and quickly, because this little girl is changing everyday. She is definitely ALL girl. She's dramatic, but in such an adorable way. She really doesn't cry much, unless she is really hungry, but she'll squak very loudly to let you know if she is uncomfortable or hungry. Since we've been home I really haven't heard her cry. She is an amazingly sweet, calm baby. I mean sure, she has her gas bubbles every now and then, but it really isn't like it was with Talmage. Thank goodness! I mean having two kids would be so much harder if she was a demanding baby. I thank the Lord that she is the way she is. I'm also grateful that Talmage has been doing so well with his new baby sister. He is pretty much disinterested for the most part, and will gently put his hand on her face when he is interested, or if she is lucky, he will give her a kiss on the head. Such tender, sweet moments. I love being a mom!

I could bore you with so many more details and stories, but I'll just leave the pictures to tell the wonderful story we are living now. We are blessed with a healthy baby girl and life continues to bless us.