After being pregnant for what felt like forever our newest family member is here and almost a month old! On November fourth I went into labour and unlike my first pregnancy with Tavi everything happened quite quickly. It was a little over four hours from my first contraction to delivery. It was a good thing Jay was home prodding me along when I first went into labour because I was taking my sweet time getting ready. I figured based on Tavi's birth (which was 30+ hours) I had plenty of time and there was no rush to get to the hospital. The only reason we left when we did was because Jay convinced me it was better to go than to be too late!
Although I had Tavi's overnight bag packed my own bag was half done so I got my stuff together as Jay got Tavi ready to get dropped off at our friends. At the hospital we thought we had arrived with plenty of time to spare, a nurse checked me and was going to send us home because I wasn't dilated at all. The only we reason stuck around was because I kept throwing up and they wanted to make sure the grovel I was given stayed down. When the nurse checked me one final time before sending us home we realized we wouldn't be leaving anytime soon. Basically the baby was coming that very moment! Needless to say the delivery was a bit chaotic, everyone was scrambling around trying to get things set up and I was in disbelief everything was happening so quickly!
Eden arrived on Nov 4th at 3:40am weighing 7lbs 3oz. I remember thinking she was so small (compared to Tavi who was 9lbs 5oz) and I was a bit worried actually, but she was just fine. I was so happy to finally hold her in my arms and couldn't wait for Tavi to meet her little sister.
Tavi has been really good with the baby and loves her a lot. She constantly says the word baby and points to Eden and then tries to say her name but it comes out ee-ee, which makes us smile. She loves helping with the baby and is excited every morning to see Eden. Right acted she wakes up Tavi runs into our room to look at Eden sleeping in the bassinet.
As far as adjusting there were a couple times when Tavi wanted mama the same time that the baby did and she got really upset, but for the most part she's adjusted well. Jay took vacation and then my mom was here and Tavi spent some time at Jay's parent's so she's gotten lots of attention (and we've had lots of help) when the baby first came home. I make a point of finding time to spend one on one with Tavi so that she doesn't feel like the new baby gets all the attention.
We are very happy with our little family of four. It hasn't been that much of a change really, it feels as if Eden has always been a part of our family. Jay and I both look forward to watching our two little girls grow up together and who knows, maybe add another kid down the road!