She’s here! Well she will be 4 weeks tomorrow so this post is a little late but she has been keeping us busy. Alana arrived at 1:34pm on December 10th and was just a tad bigger than her brother at 7lb 9oz and 19.5 inches. She is absolutely perfect and looks so much like Coen as a newborn.
I did hope to have a VBAC but things did not go my way. This pregnancy was a lot longer than Coen’s and at 41 weeks and 1 day it was decided that a C section would be my best option. Although I was devastated with the news, things were different with this section. I knew what to expect and it wasn’t at nearly midnight when I was completely exhausted. I was the first one to hold her and she was placed on my chest as soon as she was pulled out and she remained there while I was “put” back together. That experience made it feel less like an operation and more like a childbirth. The other unique thing was Coen was born 8 days early on 10/12 and Alana was 8 days late born on 12/10 so it just feels like it was meant to be.
I plan on posting her monthly updates as well as my postpartum ones just like I did for Coen.