This little bundle of perfection (if I do say so myself) arrived on Thanksgiving Day – welcome, Lily! We love you so very much already. This chunky holiday nut loaf (it doesn’t feel right to call her a turkey) weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz, 20.5 inches long, quite a bit larger than her big sis was back in the day.
Unfortunately, I’ve been sick for five weeks now – first with some sort of really annoying cold that just wouldn’t go away (thank you, pregnancy immune system), and then, just as my cough was finally getting better, the entire family picked up yet another bug that turned into Nora’s first ear infection and a particularly ill-timed and nasty bout of bronchitis for me.
I held on to the hope that my body would wait until I was better before going into labor, but life has its own plans. Last Wednesday, after a coughing fit that did something really weird and painful to my ribs, even just getting out of bed hurt so much that I started crying and had to get assistance moving around. Later that night, my water broke during another coughing fit while I was watching Shameless (not quite as romantic as Nora’s birth story where I started having contractions while out foraging for mushrooms)…and on 2:26 PM on Thursday, little Lily made her appearance.
Nora is doing so well with all of the huge changes that are happening, thanks in large part to my dad who flew here from Norway to help out two exhausted parents and shower the new big sister with lots and lots of attention.
Long story short, Lily is here, we’re oh so very tired, and we’re oh so very happy to have her here with us.