Sweets is here! We weren’t expecting her for at least a few more days but we are so glad for her safe arrival and that her birth is behind us.
Can I really be a mom of two?
Before she was born I had gotten myself all worked up about her arrival. The delivery. Mom of two.
My self confidence was quickly depleting. I kept asking myself, are we ready? The doubts and concerns were overwhelming. It seemed that those negative feelings were everywhere I looked.
Looking back, I know it’s all going to be just fine. Sure being a Mom of two will have it challenges. I still have a lot to learn but as my kids grow I will grow too. I’ll be fine!
I was more nervous about this delivery because I already knew what could lay ahead of us. Bee’s delivery was long. I felt like I was stuck in labor that lasted forever. Then things took a turn labor ended up going turbo speed. I expected something similar to my first and didn’t think I was up for it.
Truth be told. I wasn’t.
Sweets was such a different experience. Thank goodness!
The starting of labor
My water broke (aka leaked) the night before she was born. No contractions so we just stayed home. Once it was 2:00 in the morning the contractions hit. Unlike with Bee they were similar intensities at a steady interval (40 seconds every 2 or 3 minutes). We called my fabulous mother in law to come and stay with Bee. The contractions just stayed the same so we thought it was best to head to the hospital.
We arrived at the hospital around 4 and delivered Sweets at 8:20. Pretty good if you ask me. Everything went so smoothly. At the end, when it was time to push I definitely found myself resisting this huge change. I know, I know. “Lindsey that’s not logical.” It’s just what happened. Even with me fighting against myself I pushed for less than 10 minutes. When my babies are ready to come they are ready to come!
Sweets arrived weighing in at 7lbs 1oz with her length measuring 19 3/4 inches. She is already so adorable with her slightly wavy dark brown hair and those lips!!
She was perfect! As soon as I held her I knew that everything was going to be fine. Heavenly Father has a plan for me and this little girl is a huge apart of his plan. I can’t be who I need to be without her, nor she without me. Our family needs her.
That realization has been a huge blessing. I am so relieved and refreshed. I know many challenges are ahead but I can and will rise to any challenge placed before me and my family.
She loves to sleep but I think she might have her days and nights mixed up. Hopefully not, that would make for a sucky couple of months. I’ll know more after a couple nights. Sweets loves to hold fingers. Gosh she looks small but she weighs more than a pound than Bee did when he was born.
Our first family picture with all four of us. I felt surprisingly great! I practically could have walked out of the hospital. So blessed!
Bee loves Sweets! He likes to point to her toes, fingers and nose. I’m not sure if he’s figured out that she’s staying forever yet but at least he likes her. He was holding her and then gave her a kiss. It melted my heart.
When I became a mom with Bee I loved Jason even more than when we were first married. Then when Sweets came, it happened all over again, Jason became even more amazing. He is wonderful and I am blessed to have him. I love Bee even more now too, it’s quite a similar emotion. Bee has grown up so much in the last day. He isn’t my baby anymore. It’s a tad sad but I’m glad to have Sweets here. Bee is going to be a wonderful brother. I hope that they get along and become great friends. Time will tell.