I’m happy to announce that Hazel Edith was born early in the morning on Friday, October 15.
She was 8 lbs 9 oz, which I know isn’t huge, but compared to Zoe’s birth weight (5 lbs 1 oz), she seems massive. She’s 20 1/2 inches long.
Her birth was surprisingly quick given that it was my first vaginal birth – contractions started around 9 pm, got intense around midnight, we got to the hospital at 1 am, and she was born at 5:41 am.
We’re all healthy and getting as much sleep as anyone ever gets with a newborn in the house. She lets us know when she’s unhappy, but she’s pretty easy to calm once we get her what she needs.
Zoe’s done awesome with being a big sister. She’s always asking about her little sister, and trying to help. She doesn’t like the name Hazel, but she does think it’s funny to call her “Hazelnut.” There have been some pretty massive melt downs the last couple of evenings – we’ve tried to keep some semblance of a routine, but it’s hard – but she’s always taken out her anger on Chris and I, not the baby. And really, given all the changes, she’s doing way better than I’d expect.
So, two girls. This next part of the adventure should be an exciting one.