Sunday, November 3, 2013
After one night hospital stay we drove home and snuck in the front door and I could hear the last words of my dad reading Chloe a bedtime story. I walked upstairs and peeked my head in to see Chloe sleeping soundly. I'm pretty certain our heads hit the pillow within minutes of arriving home. A few hours later Remy woke in a loud cry and I heard Chloe's feet hit the floor running. Upon entering our room she squealed, "Mommy, there is a baby in here!" Kevin and I couldn't stop giggling about her reaction. I think we were pretty delirious too. We spent the next 3 hours huddled together. Chloe checking out her tiny fingers, her teeny toes and talking a mile a minute about her baby sister.
In the days that followed she would proudly announce to each visitor who came, "Here is our baby!". And inside my heart swelled to ridiculous proportions.
After a couple days of prodromal labor and 22 hours of "real" labor, her arrival, as I announced was "sweet relief" and so much more, that I don't even have words for. She was born with a full head of dark hair, just as I did had when I was born.
We named her Remy Mae. Remy- French (like Chloe) and Mae, with the relation to spring and all things growing. And now, we have two little french flowers. TWO as in-we. have. kids. Every time I say, "the girls", it blows my mind.
Three months (gulp) have now passed. I better get back to blogging so we can document such sweet time. We've been savoring it and surviving it, day-by-day, often hour-by-hour. Postpartum recovery, around the clock nursing and a very active toddler. Oh boy, sometimes I (we) really feel in over our heads. But really, no one prepares you for the amount of love you feel for your babies. It's extraordinary. I can't keep myself from snuggling her, closing my eyes tight and wishing I could make time stand still.
So with a long overdue post, welcome to the beautiful world my dear Remy. You've already have captured our hearts.
(For those who were following my birthing journey, yes, I was able to VBAC. With the help of supportive doctors, the encouragement of my sweet doula and the dearest husband who coached me through labor. I was so encouraged and best of all, I got to hold her within seconds of being born. The best reward ever.)