I know most of you already got the news via Instagram, but for those who don’t follow me, here it is!
We welcomed baby Vera at 1:07 pm on July 3, 2018. Even though I was a week past due, she only weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. We are absolutely, over-the-moon in love with our little peanut.
I don’t plan to do a full “birth story” type post, as that’s a little too personal for me to feel comfortable sharing, but here are the highlights that I anticipate people are curious about:
- I went in for my 41 week check up and due to low levels of amniotic fluid, we decided to move forward with induction
- Start to finish, the entire ordeal lasted just shy of 24 hours
- I had an epidural after 14 hours of unmedicated labor
- Vera was born hale and hearty with no complications
We are all adjusting fairly well to life as a family of three. Sleep is hit or miss, but Vera is eating like a champ and Ben and I are taking care of each other as much as we are taking care of her, which I think will give us a strong base moving forward.
As promised, going forward will my posts about motherhood will be focused on my postpartum recovery and return to normal activity rather than posting details about Vera’s development. While I’m excited to eventually return to running and CrossFit, these sleepy newborn days are very much my pace right now. I’m happy to do nothing at all but gaze at her sweet face and snuggle her for hours on end.
Thank you all for your kind words and support!