3 Girls

I’m pregnant again. And it’s another girl. A third girl. Yay. I always wanted sisters while growing up, so God is blessing me with daughters who have sisters. We had genetic testing done since I’m “old” according to my OB (35) and she’s perfect. After getting the “perfect” diagnosis, I’ve transferred my care from the OB to a midwife at a birthing center, so I’ll be doing the all natural thing again. Last time my labor was so fast I had the baby unassisted at home in the bathroom, so I’m not afraid of much with birth anymore, I guess that’s what happens the more you have kids. I’ve been really sick this pregnancy, more than the last ones. I was on the Whole30 diet before getting pregnant again, but when I became pregnant, all the food on the diet made me want to barf, so it’s been pretty impossible to eat that way. I’m still feeling a lot of food aversions. Salads, raw veggies, lots of meat make me totally sick, which is crazy, since that’s mostly what I ate for 2 months before this. Pregnant women are crazy. Oh, and I’m 14 weeks along now, due in February. The genetic testing enabled us to find out the gender earlier than usual. Amazing they can figure that out with just a blood test.



Where have I been?


Life has been busy. I started 2 businesses. One was just helping my Dad to start up a business that he is running for himself. I helped him set up the legal documents, website, advertising, etc. The other is a business of my own that I’ve been researching for several months. I’ve always wanted to work from home with my own business where I make the decisions and I (hopefully) determine my own success, so now is the time. (Well, probably 5 years ago was the time, but no point in entertaining regret.)

I actually have been working from home the past few years, but I was working for another organization, paid by the hour, and there were a list of things that I did not enjoy and I couldn’t do a thing about them. Now I am creating something new, and it is fun! I have been researching/obsessing/evaluating business ideas and plans for several months now. I had one business model I was going to follow for a while, but then somehow, I’m not even sure how exactly, I fell upon this other idea that I now know is the right thing. I’m not going to say exactly what it is yet, because I’m just starting and don’t want to share too much, but hopefully I’ll elaborate more in the future.

The business I’m creating I didn’t even know I could create. I didn’t know I was allowed to without some special authority. I thought I had to be “someone” who did those things. But, I’m learning that is not the case. I’ve learned about all the legal requirements and how, in some ways, things are much easier to do than I thought. The perfect thing about this business is that I can start as small as I want and I can control how much it scales. More to come on that…

About my two girls

Well, Eva turned 3 in January and we had a big party and she’s been talking about parties ever since. Pretty much every day she has her own “party” and sets up her animals and tea set and says “happy birthday”. So, the party lives on! We bought Eva a big-girl bed. A twin size with new sheets and everything. She had zero issues transitioning, so no big deal and she still sleeps great. I kept her in her crib as long as humanly possible, but Grace really needed to move to the big crib and was getting too small for the bassinet, so we made the switch really quick when Grace was ready.

Grace is 7 months and crawling everywhere. She is the happiest baby. Everyone calls her the chill baby. When we go out, everyone wants to hold her because she just sits and is calm. What a blessing to have such a calm and happy baby!

We had a long tortuous winter as normal. (I hate snow and I especially hate the cold.) But, it has started to melt and spring is coming. Every year I imagine when we’re going to move somewhere warmer.

We started going to a new church! Eva is in an amazing preschool class and Grace is her totally-chill self in the nursery! Eva loves it and even asks throughout the week if we are going to the “new church” today. They have an Awana program that we might put her in next year.

A Curse of Motherhood: Why I am Now an Idiot

Before I had children, I considered myself intelligent, sharp, easily able to notice details, find solutions to problems and remember the names of my friends.  Since I have birthed 2 children, and it’s only gotten worse with the second, I know nothing. I can’t remember what day is it, I can’t remember if I ate breakfast today, or that I might need to cook dinner tonight for my family. If you are my friend and I have forgotten your name, I am sorry, because apparently my brain has decided that is not important information at this time in my life. Birthdays? No way, people don’t have birthdays, that is hilarious, and definitely not something my brain would ever remember.

The week before Christmas, I decided to make cookies for, like, every person that I know. All the neighbors, all friends and relatives nearby. I decided I would quadruple the recipe and attempt to smash 4 times the ingredients into my mixer, because that was normal.  Needless to say, half of the batter was mixed in the bowl and the other half oozed out over the side and made Eva laugh hysterically. I had the normal response, cry and then attempt to take turns mixing ¼ of the explosion and then stirring it all together by hand. Yum.

I also made some homemade skin lotions for gifts this Christmas and I printed a nice label to put on the tins. I forgot to list one key ingredient and I wrote the wrong year on the expiration date. Who cares! I’m done wasting labels! No one will notice that it supposedly expired 6 months ago! And if they do, I won’t care or even remember! So, if you get one from me, you’ll know how much anxiety and forgetfulness went into making it. Prior to children, I never would have made mistakes like this. Typos? Forgotten words in writing? Never! I handed out some to some ladies at our church, and I tried to give one to a lady twice because I didn’t remember that I had just given her one 5 minutes ago. Yes, it’s that bad.

I used to love to cook and try new recipes. Now we eat eggs for dinner a lot. Oh, we already ate scrambled eggs 3 times this week? Well, I don’t remember anything about that, so it doesn’t count!

Tell me it gets better and the brain does eventually return to its prior state of health. It’s possible I had this same problem after having Eva and it got better, but clearly, I don’t remember that transition.

I love my children dearly, but I really miss my mind.

Gracie is 4 Months Old and Why It Doesn’t Matter as Much

The second baby is so different from the first. Mothering a second baby is so different than mothering the first baby. With the first, my questions were: Will my baby smile? Will my baby really laugh? Will she sit up? Will she ever walk? Will she really talk and words will come out of her mouth? I’m not sure if those things will really happen! Now I know they will happen and they do. Of course, it is still amazing and precious the milestones that Grace reaches, but now I know that these miracles happen and I am not holding my breath until they do.

With Eva I knew exactly how many weeks old she was at each milestone. I would ask friends how old their (not first-born) baby was again and I’d expect an answer in weeks but when I got a lazy estimate, I’d be surprised and wonder how they could not know exactly. But, now I understand. I know Grace is past 4 months old, but I didn’t take a picture of her on the day she was exactly 4 months old and analyze every attribute like I did with Eva. Life goes on. Miracles happen all around us and it’s hard to take them all in.

Grace is such a precious baby. People call her the chill baby, because she just hangs out and watches. She is usually happy and giggling. She has her moments as all babies do, but I am blessed with an easy 2nd baby. She sleeps through the night and takes a long 3 hour nap in the afternoon usually the same time Eva does, so I am doubly blessed to have that block of time alone to work or read. She usually wants to be held all morning long and has cat naps on and off, and then the long nap in the afternoon.

Eva loves her little sister. Although the other day I was talking to Daddy about if we would have any more babies and Eva said very firmly that there were too many babies around here and we didn’t need any more! She likes to tell Gracie that she needs to share, which means that Eva gets everything and “Baby” can watch. We recently picked up a Bumbo chair from a consignment shop and Eva loves that Grace can sit there and watch her do things. I just love having 2 girls and can’t wait to watch them grow up together and hopefully be the best of friends.

Grace – 3 Months Old


Grace is a very different baby. She has been sleeping through the night for 10-12 hours since she was 8 weeks old. I did not do a thing to encourage this. Eva did not sleep through the night consistently until after 7 months old, so this is amazing. She has a very calm personality. Of course she cries like all babies do, but I’m just amazed at how calm she is most of the time and easy to please. She loves to have someone look her in the face and smile and talk to her. She coos and smiles back and giggles and squeals. She kicks her feet and throws her arms around. She loves to suck on her fists and fingers. She has started to grab toys but is very clumsy and gets irritated when she can’t grab them or she has a grasp on them and just shakes them around as if she can’t let them go. Her hair is so blond and her eyes are so big and blue. When we go out with her she just looks around with wide eyes at everything and then eventually falls asleep without a peep. If I sing to her she has the biggest smile I’ve ever seen and just looks in wonder probably wondering how a person could make such interesting noises. Eva loves her little sister and if she cries she will tell her that “it’s okay” and “don’t worry, Baby”. Or, if I take a few minutes to respond to Grace, Eva will say “Mommy, help Baby!” She asks to hold her all the time and then says “Take picture!” which I always do.



Grace – 2 Months

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Height: 24.5 inches – 99th percentile. Weight: 12 lbs 7 0z – 73rd percentile. Head: 15.3 inches – 64th percentile. I am so thankful for this little girl. She is healthy and thriving and I love her so much. It is amazing to watch her smile in her sleep and giggle when I change her diaper. My two little girls are a miracle and I thank God for them every day. I also love this handsome man holding our two beauties 🙂

Eva – 2 Years & 9 Months Old

Thought it was time I did a regular update on Eva’s latest life events. I can’t believe my little girl will be 3 years old in a little more than 3 months! I’m so thankful that potty training has gone so well.

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We are no longer doing stickers or rewards because she doesn’t need them and using the potty is just a habit now for her. She got bored of getting stickers after a while so there wasn’t any problem trying to transition out of getting a reward, she just stopped caring if she got one and was happy enough just using the potty. She also now has no problem using a regular sized toilet out in public places. If we don’t have a toddler-sized potty seat with us, I can just hold her on the regular toilet and she does fine and is not scared of it like she was the first few times. She also is wearing panties all night and has only had 2 accidents in her bed in the past 3 weeks. I read that it could take a long time to get out of diapers at night, but since she was usually waking up dry, I decided to just keep her in underwear all the time. The 2 times that she had an accident during the night, she was upset about it, so I think it reinforced her learning about controlling her bladder. I also have stopped giving her water before bed. I encourage her to drink water all day long, but by 8pm, I put her cups away and don’t mention it and she seems fine with that. She’s been going to bed between 9 and 10pm, so that gives her body 1-2 hours to go potty and have an empty bladder before bed.

I still have the toddler-size potty chair in her bathroom as well as the potty seat that covers the adult toilet. I usually help her up on the adult toilet, but this past week, she has not been telling me when she has to go. She just goes and uses the toddler potty, cleans herself, then dumps the pee from her potty chair into the adult toilet, then washes it out, washes her hands and puts it back! I was really impressed with all of that! She really wants to just do it all herself, so that is great.

In other news, Eva still loves her baby sister. When Gracie cries, she says, “Oh no, I help baby!” and she runs to her and tries to hug her or says “Don’t worry, Baby”, which is what I say a lot to her so she is repeating it. Other things she says are: “I see Baby!” and “Awww, Baby so cute!” Eva talks non-stop and loves to dance and run around. Her constant energy can be overwhelming so I am thankful her Daddy is so active with her so Mommy can have a break sometimes.

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We still read every night for a while before bed. I try to give as much time as I can to this period of time before bed and just recently, since Eva is talking so much more, I started to make a habit of just sitting and talking to Eva after we read. She loves this attention and loves to tell me things. Her conversations mostly center around ladybugs, butterflies, animals, and her grandparents. She always says: “Mommy, I tell you something”. Then she says, “Do you like butterflies?” then, “I like purple butterflies. Do you like purple butterflies?” It’s very cute how innocent and simple her conversations are. I want to make sure I listen and cherish her little thoughts and ideas.

Eva – Potty Training

Potty training was on the list of “things I never want to do”, like climb Mount Everest or learn Chinese. I’m just not that adventurous. I put it off as long as I could, which may have been to our advantage because Eva has done well and learned quickly and I’m really proud of her. We started last Tuesday after Labor Day so today is day 9 of “potty training” and I feel like she is basically good to go with going to the potty at home all day long. She has been wearing these training pants all day long and during nap, but still wearing a diaper at night. I bought a large black poster board (a thick one that could stand on it’s own, not paper) and some “neon” crayons and made a simple chart for Eva to put a sticker on each time she used the potty successfully. Her and I doodled on it and when she puts her sticker on she likes to color things on it each time too, so we’ll just continue to add stickers over the drawings until the whole board is filled. DSC_9608 I also bought her some sorta-healthy candy and she gets one as a reward each time she goes on the potty. She never gets candy, so she was really excited about that. I found these at Whole Foods and they are mostly just fruit with no preservatives or dyes or other junk. 20140906_114502The first few days were the hardest, but after day 3, she knew the drill and I wasn’t worried about accidents anymore and she was telling me each time she had to go and it’s been easier every day since. On day 1, before she woke up, I had the living room set up with a blanket, her small potty chair, a stack of training panties and a new toy: Mega Bloks. 20140901_230511 I also then put out some wipes, plastic bag and a laundry basket, but didn’t get a picture with all that. My idea was to sit in the potty area and play most of the morning so that we were close to the potty and could go easily. I also gave her snacks and juice (which she does not normally drink) so that she would have to use the potty more often. She surprisingly was not into the juice, so I could not get her to drink much more than she normally does, so it made for a long day, just waiting around for her to pee. The first few times on the first day when she had to pee she didn’t tell me of course, but then she realized that something was different, she wasn’t wearing a diaper anymore and she needed to pay attention to this. I also was trying to put her regularly on the potty to try to go, like every 30 min, but she did not have to go that often since she wasn’t drinking that much, so then I stopped trying to persuade her to go and I just let her have a bunch of accidents until she realized she needed to tell me she had to go. She used the white potty chair for the first few days, but then she wanted to use the big potty with the potty seat lid attachment. I preferred this since obviously we could just flush the toilet instead of having to clean out the potty chair. I ended up putting the potty chair back in the bathroom so she could have the choice of which one to use. I have to help her onto the adult potty, so that is the only disadvantage right now. Even if we had a stool, I don’t think she would be coordinated enough to step up and then turn around to get on. DSC_9609 DSC_9610

We talked about the potty all the time during the first few days. We read a bunch of potty books we got from the library. Sometimes we’d read while she sat on the potty and talk about each step of using the toilet, then flushing, then washing hands, then getting a sticker on the chart and then getting a reward. She has memorized the steps and will tell me what is going to happen next. It was extremely time-consuming the first few days and I definitely felt like I was losing my mind at certain moments because of the boring repetitiveness, but it now just keeps getting easier and I can hardly believe that just a few weeks ago she was wearing diapers all day long and now she only wears one at night. Sometimes she wakes with a dry diaper and sometimes she wakes with a wet diaper, so I haven’t yet gotten rid of the night diapers, so we’ll figure that out soon. She has been wearing training pants during nap and that has never been a problem. She also has done well going out to different places and has never had an accident outside (yet) but she refuses to go on a public potty so I have to figure out how to bring a potty seat along with us or how that will work.

We told her that when she fills her entire chart with stickers (she might be able to fit 100+ stickers on there), we will go out and get a special gift for her that she can pick out, so she has that long-term goal in mind and by then hopefully it will be second nature to her.

I’ve heard that potty training can be a challenging period of time with a young child and it could take a long time and be difficult for them if they aren’t ready, so I was really hesitant to do it for a while, but I think talking about it a lot before starting really helped, as well as making it fun with rewards for each success and doing a no-turning-back method of waking up on day 1 and putting on panties and never putting a diaper on again (except at night), regardless of how many accidents happen. We did not leave the house for the first 3 days except to just take a walk outside, because I wanted her to be immersed in this new reality. I think that helped her to not have any accidents when we finally did go out for many hours at a time. She has had fun with this experience and I’m so glad to not have to change (as many) diapers anymore. I can’t believe how fast my little girl is growing up!



Grace 5 Weeks Old

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It is impossible to do anything when you have a newborn baby that isn’t baby-care related. Impossible. My brain is fried. I can’t remember what day it is or if we have any food for dinner in the fridge. I went to the chiropractor yesterday after taking weeks to find one nearby since I’m having back pain, and I had to have Danail come and escort me and the girls since I didn’t know if I could survive going out with both of them, finding my way there and also finding a parking space, carrying baby and trying to restrain Eva from running around, etc. It was way too much to try to attempt. Anyway, we did great, and I’m so thankful for his help and patience.

Grace is more than a month old already. She’s barely fitting in her newborn clothes anymore and is now wearing size 1 diapers. She is nursing well and getting chubby baby cheeks. She slept almost all the time the first 2 weeks but now has longer awake times. I’ve completely forgotten how Eva was as a newborn. It seems like Gracie is calmer and sleeps more, but maybe it’s just because it’s my 2nd baby and I’m not as worried about things or perhaps she does have a more chill baby attitude. I love watching Gracie sleep. When she is awake she kicks her feet and moves her arms and looks so funny like this:

Birth Story of Grace Naomi

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Grace Naomi was born on August 3rd just after 8 in the morning after only 3 hours of labor. My labor and delivery of her was amazing because of how different it was from my first birth. If we have any more children, I would be very thankful for a similar birth experience. I think the experience of labor and birth is a miracle. No doctor in the world can tell you when a baby is going to be born. God just designed the body to know when the baby needs to come out and it’s a mystery to us all.

My first doctor gave me a due date of August 3rd, but the midwife re-calculated it to August 4th for some reason, so Grace came right on time. I took some notes when labor started, but just like last time, it wasn’t possible to document everything so hopefully I can remember some details.

On Sunday, 8/3, I woke up at 5am with painful cramps. They were immediately painful and immediately consistent every few minutes. The pain started in my back and moved around to the front, so I immediately thought, great… back labor already. (If you have not experienced back labor, there is no way to describe it. I had it with Eva’s labor and it was horrible. It feels like your body is breaking in half.) I was told that I had back labor with Eva because she was “sunny side up” or in a posterior position. But, this baby was in a perfect position, so why did I have back labor? I guess that’s just how my uterus likes to do it.

Around 5:30am I got in the shower thinking this was the start of a long labor process and I wanted to try to relax while I still had breaks between contractions. Not that it is possible to “relax” during labor, but the goal is to let your body do what it is doing and not get in the way. I also wanted to test out the ability of water to help ease pain since my thoughts were to have a natural “water birth” at the hospital in their birthing tub. I had read that immersion in water during labor could reduce pain by 50%, so I was all for that. After a shower, I took my time getting dressed and getting things ready for the hospital. Danail had awoken by then and I told him I was probably in labor, but he could just relax or sleep some more, because I was expecting it to be a while. I had hoped to labor at home for many hours before going in which was advised by the midwives also.

6am:  I started timing my contractions using this free contraction timer that I had used last time and they were about 20 sec long and about 3 min apart. I also had fluid leaking which I guessed was amniotic fluid, but with my previous birth, my amniotic sac never ruptured until close to the end so I didn’t know what that was like. The pain really increased and I was surprised because I had only been in labor 1 hour and I was blown away by the increase of pain and had a lot of doubts about how it could get any worse. I tried to not think about the pain but just count and breath until the “break” where I could then act normally and continue getting things ready. The entire time I was walking around, eating grapes, drinking coconut water (I wanted to make sure I was hydrated) and being active. When the contraction would start, I’d press the start button on the timer, then get into whatever position felt comfortable to deal with the pain, then stop the timer. I was pretty good about timing them until about 7am, then there was no way I could time anything.

7am: The pain was really intense and I got a little worried about how it could intensify so quickly. I was expecting to labor for hours before thinking about calling the midwife, but there was no way I was waiting now. I called and told her my contractions were 3 min apart and 30-40 sec long. She said that the frequency of them was fast (3 min apart) but that the length of them should be longer and I should wait until they were 60-80 sec long before coming in. At that time, we had called my parents and my mom was on her way to our place so she could watch Eva while we went to the hospital. I told the midwife that I would wait until my mom got here, then I’d call her again with my progress since we couldn’t leave until someone was here with Eva anyways. I felt for sure that we’d have plenty of time, no way I’d make that much progress before she got here.

7:30am: My contractions very quickly kept getting longer and closer together. The last note I wrote was that they were 1.5 min long and 2 min apart. I told Danail to call my mom again and see what was taking so long because I felt that we had to go to the hospital now. He called her and found out that she was lost! There was road construction and the one exit to our place was closed, so she had taken the next exit and went the wrong way. He was on the phone with her giving her directions. Eva had woken up by this time and was worried about me as she could tell I was in pain. I tried to assure her between contractions that I was fine, but baby sister was coming and it hurt sometimes. Danail fed her breakfast and other things, so she would stay in the kitchen and not be scared. I remember thinking that I didn’t know how I could ride in a car at this stage of labor and I really wished we had left earlier.

7:45am (maybe): I don’t know the timing of the next few events but I’ll just guess. During pregnancy, I had done a lot of exercises with squatting and being on the floor on hands and knees as preparation for labor, and I found that those were the positions I instinctively went into in order to deal with the pain. I was up walking around being active between contractions, but the moment one started, I had to get on my hands and knees and put my head almost to the floor with my butt higher up which slightly took pressure off my back and just felt like a productive position to be in. My mom finally got there around 7:50am (12 min before Grace was born). We only know that because Danail was on the phone with her and reviewed the phone time long. She was trying to be with Eva and out of the way so that Eva would not be scared. I don’t remember anything about her arrival. I do remember feeling like I should go in the bathroom and sit on the toilet. I sat for a moment, but when the next contraction came, I thought I’d try squatting to see if that relieved some pressure. The moment I did that, I felt a huge pop and my water broke. That was surreal since I had never experienced that during my first birth. I said to Danail that my water broke. I can’t remember if I said that I thought the baby was coming now or what… but something made him decide to call 911. My mom came over a minute later and said what should she do, and I said to call 911 and she said Danail already is on the phone with them.

7:50am: After that I just knew the baby was coming at any moment, so I grabbed every towel in the closet and spread them all over the bathroom floor. I was already on the floor on my knees so it was easy to just open the door and grab everything and spread it around. For some reason I wasn’t scared because I felt like everything was okay. For some reason, even in the horrifying pain of childbirth alone in a bathroom (and it is the most horrifying pain that no man will every understand), it felt like my body was doing the right things, nothing felt wrong. I could feel the baby coming and that was all. I had been praying most of the time, but probably not at the end because there was no room in my mind for thought, so perhaps God was just giving me peace and I went with it.

8am: Danail was on the phone with 911 and they were telling him to tell me to get on the bed on my back and look to see if he sees the baby coming. He said this to me and I said “no way, I am not moving.” First of all, I could not move because my body was not going to let me, and secondly, that was a ridiculous idea, EMTs do not know how to deliver babies and the worse position is on your back with your feet up in the air. They just read that in a book or something and thought they’d suggest that. I knew I had to be in this position, it just felt right and I felt that everything was okay so I wasn’t moving. Danail had come in the bathroom then and was trying to see if he saw the baby coming. He said he couldn’t see anything, but then just moments later Grace was born. There was no moment of “pushing” or seeing her head come out then waiting for the body like normally happens. It was just, “I don’t see anything” and then she was out. I don’t remember consciously pushing. My body was doing everything and it was so quick that I just had to let it happen.

8:02am: Grace was born. Danail was behind me and said he put his one hand out and she sorta slid from his hand to the floor. I have no memory of him even being there, but I guess he was the first to see her. He didn’t really catch her, but maybe shortened her fall. I was already on the floor and so close to the floor and there were towels everywhere, so I don’t think it would have been a problem if she just dropped onto a towel, but I wasn’t thinking about that at that moment. She immediately cried and looked perfect. She had a really long umbilical cord and it was just draped over her foot. I know it would have been terrifying if the cord was wrapped around her neck or something like I’ve heard stories about. I’m so thankful that everything was perfect. We sat about 5 minutes and just looked at her while she screamed and the EMTs arrived a few minutes later. I actually had a bulb syringe in a drawer close by and I got it out thinking I would suction out her throat/nose and I started to but realized I didn’t need to, she was breathing just fine. When I first saw her I thought she looked exactly how Eva looked when she came out. I could not believe this had just happened and thought for sure I was dreaming.

8:15am (or so): The EMTs arrived. I think a fire department team was there too. There were maybe 5 very large men and 1 very nice lady. They were very kind and said I did a great job. There was no rush since baby looked perfect and was screaming and very pink and alive. It is amazing how after the moment she came out, immediately all the pain was gone and I was a normal person again. The uterus is an amazingly strong organ. The placenta came after another mild contraction and then they transferred us to the hospital to check us out and make sure everything was okay. I road in the ambulance and held Grace and Danail followed us in the car and Grandma stayed with Eva at home.

They asked us to stay at the hospital for 48 hours because I had been GBS positive and normally if I delivered in the hospital I would have been given antibiotics during labor, but since we delivered at home that didn’t happen, so they wanted to watch the baby. She was fine and I thought I would go crazy being in the hospital that long. I was so bored. It was impossible to sleep because someone was always coming in and out checking on me or the baby. If there is a next time, perhaps I will plan a home birth since it worked out so well this time unintentionally.

Grace has been a very sleepy baby from the beginning and so I have been blessed with our first few days together and have been able to rest much more than I did with Eva in the beginning. I love the newborn stage. My milk came in on day 3 instead of day 5 like with Eva. I have been having cramping every time Grace nurses, which is a new thing with baby 2. I was told this could be more painful with each pregnancy but is beneficial to help the uterus contract back to normal size. Everyone at the hospital was wonderful and we had to retell the birth story many times since the midwives and nurses were confused about how we got there with a baby but didn’t deliver there. Even though it was unplanned, it was the best birth experience I could have imagined and I thank God that everything was so fast and perfect.

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