It's been one week since we became a family of four! Eliana Faith joined us on July 18th at 4:08 PM, weighing 10.3 lbs & measuring 21.5 inches long. She is every bit of perfection!
As we prepared for our second baby girl, I felt a bit more confident/experienced. Although it was a bit scary knowing we'd have a second babe to care for, I went into this pregnancy with a better understanding of what it means to be a parent.
Labor & delivery didn't seem as terrifying the second time around. No one can ever prepare you for what to expect when giving birth & every experience is completely different. Eliana's delivery was so much faster than her big sister's. Although I felt more prepared this time around, there are still a lot of surprises!
We had an early morning doctor's appointment & after a night filled with inconsistent contractions, we were hoping our babe would be arriving soon. The doctor let us know that I was 5cm dilated & that I was probably in active labor throughout the night. She suggested we just head to the hospital.