Babymoonin’

Six weeks ago today I gave birth to another beautiful baby girl. It was an amazingly quick Hypno water birth (how granola of me, huh?) It was exactly the smooth and easy birth I wanted and we were back home within a couple hours. Let’s all say it together, child-bearing hips. I’m just glad they were useful for something.

Not to toot my own horn or anything but I’m pretty awesome at popping out babies. The hubby doesn’t know how lucky he is. There was no screaming profanities at him while I squeezed the crap out of his hand with each contraction and no mention that “he was the one who did this to me” through gritted teeth and crazy eyes. It was quiet and peaceful but most importantly, quick.

He does know how lucky he is though, he was bragging to complete strangers at his job (thanks hon) about our easy birth. I say “our”, but we all know I mean MY easy birth. Of course he had it easy too…he didn’t have to massage my shoulders or feed me ice chips–it was over before we knew it! He barely had time to pick up Rashard Mendenhall for our Fantasy Football team–I kid you not!

It’s a shame that this will be my last unless we have any mistakes surprises in the future. I will miss being pregnant. But on another note, I’m glad to be able to sleep on my back again, to not have intense burning heartburn every night, and to pee an appropriate number of times in a 24 hour period.

This go round has been super easy from the start. Unlike our first daughter, we can set this one down and she won’t instantly cry. She lets me get enough sleep to form a complete sentence and she’s a champion eater (already up 3 pounds!) It’s like I hit the baby jackpot!

So I’ve been enjoying this babymoon, trying to savor each moment because it is so fleeting. Six weeks have already gone by. And as crazy as it sounds, I’d go back to the night I had her and do it all over again just to relive that moment when she entered the world and joined our family. It was pure bliss.

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2 thoughts on “Babymoonin’

  1. Wow, I could’ve written that same post from start to finish (except for the water birth part). I had a similarly easy experience giving birth to both my daughters and am also stopping at two. It seems like I just read a post from you about only having a few weeks of pregnancy left and now it’s already been six weeks? Time flies! Anyway, congratulations on your new family member and soak it all in as much as possible because time goes by even faster with the second than it does with the first!

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    • Thank you! I am noticing it’s going so much faster with 2! You’re totally right. There’s just no time to sit around and stare at the baby or mindlessly rock in the glider while I hold her. Oh those were the days with only 1. I hate the feeling that this one is getting gipped but I’m trying to savor the in between moments when it’s just the two of us.

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