Our Heavenly Father has graciously sent us a wee little lady to love and raise for His glory!
Labor was so fast, in fact, that we made it to the hospital with only thirty minutes to spare! The delivery nurse asked me if I had wanted an epidural, though she said it was a pointless question because it was too late even if I had wanted one. Arriving too late to have an epidural? Sounds like perfect timing to me! Though maybe I should leave just a little bit sooner next time, since I have no desire to have a car-birth story to tell...
I knew the baby was posterior, which led to fears on my part about prolonged back labor, interventions, and possibly even C-section -- which are all possible complications with that positioning. But this labor felt identical to my last (just faster), and three pushes sufficed to bring our little one into the world, still sunny-side-up.
With neither tongue-tie nor jaundice to battle, settling in has been a bit less bumpy than last time! Little Man adores his wee sister, giving her frequent kisses, and doing his best to be gentle. She's such an easy baby so far, and seems quite content as long as she's fed and cuddled.
I am trying not to enjoy having a girl to sew for and dress too much, but so far I've had little success! Though I'll breathe a not-so-little sigh of relief when her baptismal gown is finished, since I'm finding that project a tad stressful.
As for what she'll be called in this little corner of the Internet? I think I'll take inspiration from the beautiful miniature blooms brought to us by our pastor, and call her "Rosa." I can only pray that one day she will blossom into a Godly young woman!