Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nova's birth | part 2

Our third child was born with one big push and as soon as her head was out I knew our baby wasn't very big. As soon as her body was born it was instinctual to reach down and grab her. At first glance I couldn't tell if it was a boy or girl because her cord was in the way but then my Dr lifted her leg up a little and that's when I could tell. I couldn't believe it! I was certain we were having another boy. Every time I pictured the baby it was a boy, I dreamed it was a boy.

She was so alert from the moment she took her first breath and she looked right into my eyes. It was if her birth was happening in slow motion and it was just the two of us. It was definitely the most "present" birth I have experienced, maybe because I felt like a bystander in this birth because my body was in control and knew exactly what it was doing and I was just hanging on for dear life haha. It all happened so fast.

We named our third child, a baby girl, Nova which means "new".

Nova latched on perfectly shortly after birth while everyone kept saying how alert she was. Bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Cameron and Dominic came to meet their new baby sister shortly after she was born. They brought two bears, a brown one if it was a boy or a pink one for a girl. It will always be etched in my mind the moment they walked in. It was the air was knocked out of both of them. They were speechless and again it seemed time was going in slow motion.

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