Umm, since it's November, I guess I should tell you that I'm not 4 months overdue with baby number two--she's been here since the end of July. Little Bennett was 2 weeks late and came swiftly when she was finally ready. Labor was just under four hours from the first contraction to the last push--pretty quick, huh? She was born at home, just as we had planned and I couldn't have asked for a better birthing experience. I'll spare you the details of the birth (unless you want them... I actually like reading about other births, especially when they're positive experiences) and just say that I gave birth on the floor, next to my bed, while my dog sat in the bed and watched from above. Kinda humorous, I think.
Bennett weighed in at 8 lbs and was 19 inches long--not too huge for a late baby, thank goodness!
Here she is, 20 minutes after birth, being checked out by my midwife--on my couch. I still can't believe we were blessed to have such a cool birth.
Here is Elliott, meeting her baby sister. (Elliott slept through Bennett being born--Bennett was born shortly after midnight.)
Me holding Bennett--she's not even a full day old at this point, I think.
She's a few days old here...
And here she is now. 3 1/2 months old, and oh SO sweet.
Till next time,