Saturday, December 11, 2010

Miss Z is here!

Miss Z (see facebook or leave your email if you want her full name) entered the world on Dec 2nd at 10:17am.
This labor and delivery was much quicker and easier than Rose. I started to have good contractions Wednesday morning but nothing really substantial until around 2:30am on Thursday when I knew that this was it. I had to get to the hospital early to have antibiotics because I was Group B strep positive so at 4:30am when contractions were 4-5 mins we left. I wanted a natural birth but just couldn't get relaxed or in the right frame of mind so at around 7 I had an epidural. I was only 6-7 cm then. At 9am the doc checked me at 7cm and broke my water. Miss Z still had to turn 50 degrees so we thought it might be a little longer but at 10am I was ready to push.
Only a half dozen contractions and pushes later and Miss Z was born at 7lbs 4oz and 19 3/4 inches long. She has a full set of dark hair, blue eyes, my nose, long Milmonster fingers and toes, and the tiniest head. I'm already in love with this beautiful angel. Breastfeeding has been a lot easier this time around but she is a little colicky so we are trying to get through that.

My recovery has been so much quicker than the last time and I am thankful for that considering the hardest part about having another child is still being a great mom to the first. Rose is adjusting and I'm thankful my mother was here to help and the Hub's mom is here now.
I would love any advice on how to coop with two!
The other day during nap Rose reached an entire bottle of baby soap and poured it all over her bed, her self, and took a waterless bath. Funny and I can laugh about it but not something I needed to deal with right now. She isn't sleeping or eating well and is very irritable. Poor girl. Also, pretty sure Rose gained about 20 pounds while we were in the hospital! She is no longer my little baby girl compared to little Miss Z.

Rose after her waterless bath.


Emily said...

Miss Z is a cutie! Let me know how you coop with two... It still scares me to death, so we'll keep waiting! Congrats lady!

Katie @ Hippos and Dinosaurs said...

Z is beautiful!! And coping with two. hm. It took me a long time, I'll be honest, and mine were about 26 months apart...Z and Rose are closer than that right? ANyway, I feel your pain with the waterless bath, we had a similar experience with Emmie right after Kai was born:)

Kristen said...

She is one pretty lady. I can't wait for our girls to meet.

The Grogan Gang said...

She is beautiful! Congrats! One thing that worked very well for me was naptime with Hazel. She loved that I could still read to her and pat her back for quiet time. Although, Hazel was an older big sister, they love to help "their" new baby. It gets better with everyday! Congrats Again!

li'l mil said...

She is so cute! Can't wait to meet her in person. Two kiddos...just takes time. My advice would be to not be too hard on yourself (or the girls)! A new schedule will work itself out, everyone will adjust, and in a few months you'll wonder what you were so worried about. It'll be great.

t & e said...

she is SO PRECIOUS! I'm glad everything went well and that recovery was quicker. Congrats you guys!

Hoss.Rose.MiniB said...

What an angel! I can't believe she is already here, can't wait to see you guys in a few days. Podge is cute as ever, even covered in soap, she was just trying to help you out with bath time!

Katie Fry said...

What a beautiful little lady, and a beautiful new baby!
I loved your comment about Rose gaining 20 lbs - I felt that way with each one - they look ginormous the first time you see them at the hospital! I hate to say it - but having two kids just means you have to find a new groove - new schedule, new routines, etc. It'll come and every day will get easier and your an AWESOME woman so I'm not worried about finding your groove.
As for the 'bath' - I can see how it wasn't funny in real time - but like Cal using Desitin for lotion, it is one of my favorite pictures of him now - he was so proud of doing it by himself... Hope your doing well!