We are so happy to show you our newest blessing. Cora was born on October 18th at 8:41am. It's so exciting to have our family completed with another little girl. I was surprised to have another girl, even though I would've been just as surprised if she would've been a boy. She is so cute and looks like her big sister. So far she is a little... high maintenance. We've been there before with her brother and I can now finally understand that it is only for a short while. I know with Jojo it drove me crazy when good hearted people said that. Anyway, God has been so good to us and we definitely are blessed.
I woke up with Lillian at 2am and realized labor had started. We arrived at the hospital around 4am. I was still extremely comfortable and surprised when the nurse said I was 6cm. I continued to walk with the doula and was hoping that I would make it until 7 am when my Dr. was back on call.
Dr. T came in around 8 and checked me and I had only progressed to almost an 8. So she went ahead and broke my water. I was determined to get the show on the road. I was getting frustrated for still not having any labor pains, but only pressure. So I started lunging on a chair and stuff of that sort. Then the baby dropped. I had about 3 contractions I had to breathe and concentrate through then I let them know I was ready to push. I got up on the table and then with 1 or 2 contractions our beautiful little girl was here. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around not having pain with labor. It was a very weird feeling, but I should be very grateful. When ever some one new would come in the room I would tell them to "come join the party" and they would look at me like I was crazy.
Getting to hold Cora for the first few seconds. The took her to her table fast and had to get the fluid out of her lungs.
Starting on the nursing already.
Another great thing is I've literally had zero recovery. My hips were sore for a few hours after, but other than that I got up and took a shower as soon as possible. It was wonderful that I was able to make breakfast for the kids the first morning home and take care of them as always without being in discomfort. Of course, by the second day home I was ready to get out. So GG and I went shopping for some essentials.
Proud daddy as always
Getting her hair washed before visitors arrive.
They were both soooo excited to meet Cora.
First family photo
The second day the kids were there for about 4 hours and they were so cute just chillin.
Cora finishing up her sleep with Daddy while I showered.
Getting ready to head on home.
Thank you to everyone for your well wishes. I can't wait until everyone gets the chance to meet her. I'll try to update as often as possible. Golly though, this one took me a whole week to get the chance to sit down and actually work on one post.