Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Welcome To The Newest Member Of The Family!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks.  The last couple of weeks of the pregnancy was very exhausting especially having a toddler.  For a while there I was stressing out because I had been scheduled for a C-section  due to a low lying placenta.  Luckily my doctor decided to do one final ultrasound the day before and we found out that it had moved and no C-section was needed.  This would've been at 37 weeks so needless to say the next three weeks felt very long.  I felt like the day would never come.  I finally went into labor at 39 weeks six days, one day shy of 40 weeks. As with my first it was a pretty fast delivery.  Contractions started at about 4:30 AM, water broke around noon, and the baby arrived at 3:30 PM after only pushing for about 10 minutes (about three sets of pushes). I opted for the epidural which felt like forever before they gave it to me but it sure felt good after receiving it making it easier to deliver. Thank you Science!

Our baby girl Olivia came into the world weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 20 inches.  She was a lot bigger than I thought she would be and about double the weight Maddie was.  Maddie has adjusted very well to being a big sister.

After three weeks I'm finally getting my energy back and I can't wait to get back into shape.  Happy to say baby is breast-feeding wonderfully and I know that's helping with the weight-loss.   After gaining almost 30 pounds I have only six more pounds to lose to get back to prepregnancy weight.

This Mother's Day was wonderful. I was spoiled by everyone. Love my necklace from the hubby. M&O for my little girls. I was also surprised by the my godmother who flew in from Arizona  to visit family.  So glad she got to meet baby Olivia.

Now I'll be keeping busy planning Maddie's third birthday party!

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