Long overdue post on life with 3
..... Well, this post is long overdue... sorry.. I've been sleeping!!
Not even sure where to start. So i'll start with labour.. Man o Man was I impatient... yet this little nugget was waiting for her due date.. The short and sweet version of it is that everything went perfect.. At home.. With my aunt, my amazing photographer and midwives.. Funny.. We went to bed talking about vasectomy's.. Yup.. Thats booked!! My husband was saying how he would be nervous and he didn't know what to expect but he knew it would hurt.. I gave him a look, a kiss and went to bed. BAM!! A few hours later the pain was on me like a tonne of bricks. I had been 2-5 cm dilated for a week and a half. By the time the midwife came I was 8 cm dilated at 4am..... As I was labouring and DH was sitting and watching.... I gave him an ever so loving WIFEY look of "hows this for pain!!!" the room was in hysterics... all but him of course!!! It was still a long road and she was finally born at 10:21am .. AMAZING.. My husband actually got to deliver her. It was an experience that he couldn't even describe. Our little baby who we were told would never be was in my arms... and life as we knew it was complete. Introducing Giulia... and a bit of our birth experience...
So whats it like with 3???
Well.. let me tell you.. so far its really not much more work then with 2. my kids ages are 4.5 and JUST turned 3. THEY ARE BUSY!!!! I need to keep them occupied and Giulia has just been coming along for the ride. She eats when she's Suppose to. Sleeps as well as she can on the go. Detests the carseat and her siblings love her to PIECES!! We were out getting groceries at 5 days old, at a party at a week old and at african lion safari at 2 weeks old. Life hasn't paused for a second.. My recovery time was almost instant and I'm very fortunate for that. Giulia nursed great from the get go and was gaining steadily. (wait till you see her now at 11 weeks old).. Sleep... now that is another post... Wait till you hear about THAT!!!!
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