Wednesday, March 14, 2012

One Week

I can't believe I've been the mother of two for a week already!

And since I'm behind on updating, here's a quick run down.

Yeah for VBACs!  While I really had a great recovery from my c-section with Claire, the VBAC was wonderful.  I was carrying Claire around the next day, have been to the store, the park and and have spent hours with both girls  by myself.  Those things would not have been possible if I'd had to have surgery again.

About 24 hours after Bridget was born she started looking a bit yellow.  Her bili levels put her in the high risk category, and since bili levels usually peak around day 3-5, she earned herself a day and a half under the lights. With that, my plan of being home right after delivery turned into three and a half days (including labor) in the hospital.  We've checked her levels a few times since she's been home, and while they are still a little high, we haven't had to do any additional light therapy.

Since we've been home both girls have been wonderful.

The first couple of nights were a bit rough, but the last two have been a little smoother.  I've been getting about four to five hours of sleep a night and we are slowly getting into a routine.  Bridget is a wonderful nurser, and I'm thankful to already have milk stored in the freezer. Bridget's first checkup was on Monday.  She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz when she was born.  By the time we left the hospital she was down to 7 lbs even, and she was back to 7 lbs 4 oz at her dr appt.  I don't think she will have any problem getting back to her birth weight by next week.

Claire is THE BEST big sister.  She loves to hold her sister, kiss her and pat her head.  She's already started teaching her to sign (she signs dad on Bridget's forehead) and has showed her how to do "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".  Claire also learned the sign the for sister (she signs girl) in record time.  The funniest thing is how huge Claire seems.  She went from this petite toddler, to feeling like a giant.

The transition to two kids has been so easy that I keep waiting for things to unravel.  This weekend could be it, as I'll have both girls for most of the weekend by myself!


  1. So congrats on being a mom of two!!!! I love how Claire is signing to her little sister. So Sweet!!! I totally remember how my son Samuel looked HUGE after we brought Daniel home. And the same for Justin. He looked soooo big when we finally saw Madalyn (granted she was in the NICU, but...). Congrats!

  2. Hope Brigit continues to thrive! And you just melted my heart! Claire!! Gosh what a sweetie!! And wonderful big sister!

  3. I remember that feeling of Addison-who is tiny- all of a sudden feeling HUGE! lol. So glad things are going well for you guys! Congrats again. (-:

  4. So glad to hear how well things are going!! I found the transition of going from one child to two was the most difficult...After that you could throw in many more and it didnt matter! lol

  5. I want pictures!! I'm so glad you were able to do a VBAC. I love to hear that, because a lot of moms use a c-section as an excuse to avoid labor. They don't realize their missing out on the whole experience!

  6. Congratulations and so excited for Claire to be a big sister!!


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