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!