Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:30am. An angel was sent to us via mommy’s tummy. Her name: Amelia Josephine!
After Rachel’s last OB appointment, it was decided that she was rather large and it would be best for her to come here via C-section. Weighing 9 pounds, 9.8 ounces, she was rather large. It seems that isn’t a bad thing as I haven’t heard anything otherwise from either the OB or her pediatrician, Dr. Laughlin.
There were minimal issues with her birth, she had some extra fluids in her lungs due to not being “squeezed” out of the birth canal. Rachel was sutured, but a slight mishap occured with them and it created a small hole where one spot did not fuse together. I have been treating it with Neosporin and it is healing greatly.
We spent 4 days in the hospital to ensure Rachel properly healed before venturing forth and becoming an active mom. Then the real fun began. The safety and security of the hospital created a fear of being on our own with this little one.
Since then we have been adjusting to fill her every need. It’s been tiring, yet satisfying at the same time. I wasn’t as involved in this crucial stage of my first daughter’s life, so I’ve learned a lot.
Now we spend most of our day eating, sleeping or changing diapers.
Big sister Taylor just loves her new sister to death. She bought her a Minnie Mouse, which Amelia adores. Minnie sits on her changing table and Amelia stares at Minnie as if she’s in deep thought about what she is exactly.
The kitties are still getting adjusted to the change. They have both noticed the lack of attention they are receiving, and sometimes force their way into receiving some by jumping on us while we’re sitting. I’d like to think they love her, but I’ll let time be the judge on that one.
My time thus far has been taken up significantly by her care and needs. Mommy does need a break! Today I started back at work full-time. I hope Rachel is doing fine today, I really do.