One week ago I welcomed the newest and youngest Spot of Tea Designs contributor… my second daughter! For those who love to read a birth story, here’s the condensed timeline of a now popular date in our household:
After a fun day celebrating Brielle’s actual birthday, which included some water play fun and an ice cream cake, we put our officially two year old to bed to settle down for the night. That was 7pm. At 7:20pm, my 40 week and 4 day belly had its first contraction. By 10:30 they were at the 5-1-1 timeframe so we made the (uncomfortable) 20 minute trek to the hospital. Upon being checked in I was at 8cm and told I was probably not going to be an epidural. Crying, screaming and an unplanned unmedicated labor continues for me.
At 11:50pm Hailey made her entrance to the world, making it a shared birthday with her older sister! The girl just didn’t want to wait the extra ten minutes to make it a separate day. Everyone thinks it’s so special and cool but I’m not convinced. Yes, one birthday party when they’re young but I’m sure there will be issues on a shared date when they’re older. We shall see!
Please excuse any lapse in communication or weak social media sharing over the next few days/weeks until we settle into a new routine as a family of four. Luckily I was able to schedule a few posts ahead of time and received help from some great family and friends who are sharing some fun content with my readers!