It's almost go time! We were so excited to finally meet this baby!
A couple of pushes later....
And she made her debut! It took Zach a minute to see that she was a girl. Dr. Z had her faced toward my mom, Jeni and Allison and then turned her around to Zach. Zach leaned over to me with the biggest smile and said, "We have another girl!!"
We are obsessed.
I had a small tear, but other than that the labor and delivery was about as smooth as it could go. I was already contracting when I got there, nothing major. The pitocin was at a 4 and then turned off once I got going. The nurse told me they normally need it up to a 20.
But I mostly just enjoyed my precious baby and took in all the snuggly newborn time I could get.
The only two shots I took of her in the hospital. This was waiting to go home on thursday.
And this was getting the hearing test.
Since coming home things have been insanely smooth. The girls love her and are not jealous or upset. Kylie had one day where she was really clingy to Zach, but that has since passed. Aven is great at nursing and the pain and discomfort that comes with the first few days and weeks of nursing is almost gone. She sleeps 1-3 hours at a time, when she wakes up, I feed her and she goes back to sleep. I don't feel sleep deprived and I am usually able to keep her almost all night by myself so Zach can sleep. I thought 2nd babies were easy, third babies just fit right into your life and we haven't missed a beat. I could not be more happy with how everything has gone. Our family feels complete and Aven is the perfect addition.
It's offical, Zach is a girl dad. He is so wonderful at it and the girls ADORE him. And so do I. It must feel great to have 4 ladies that are totally in love with you.
So that is the update. I will post the pictures that the photographer got when I get those. And once I send out Aven's birth announcement I will post the newborn shots I have been taking of her. And let me tell you, she has been terrible to take pictures of. Maybe I am expecting too much, but she has been darn near impossible to keep asleep and I have had a hard time posing her. Of course the photographer's baby would be a tricky one.