all of these gorgeous photos are done by busybeephotography / alicia brett
Hi everyone! As you may already know, we welcomed our second child into the world just over a week ago. I want to introduce you all to our sweet little Rosalie
This pregnancy was so different than my first, in good ways and in bad. I had been extremely stressed from the begining due to a previous miscarriage. I was trying to be more cautious of what I was doing, although it may have not made a difference. We didn’t want to share our news until I hit the second trimester mark, just in case. Most of the pregnancy was going quite well until about twenty weeks, I started having terrible pain in my ligments near my pelvis on the left side, when I walked or when I’d move a certain way. This pain went on up until a week POST partum. It got in the way of doing certain things and when I would lift things it would make it more difficult.
My son was born at thirty-five weeks due to an abruption, and so we weren’t sure if that would happen again. That also added a lot of stress onto me, not knowing if I was going to go into premature labour again or what would happen, but I tried to stay positive. Once we passed the thirty-five week mark, it really could’ve been anyday that we would meet our precious baby girl.
Thirty-Eight weeks. This is when it all sort of started. My doctor asked if we wanted to get a sweep done, we declined and decided to go our own path.. two days later, I started having contractions, every 3-4 minutes apart, which is usually when they tell you to come into labour and delivery. I timed the contractions for about 2 hours before calling the hospital, and they had said to come in and get assessed. Yup! I was continuously contracting every 3-4 minutes and I was 4 cm dilated. Baby time! or so we thought. They sent me home to labour in comfort and told me to come back when they got more intense or if my water breaks. Which neither of those things happened, the contractions stopped overnight and that was that.
Over the next week, every other day I would get the contractions again, every 4-5 minutes this time, and we didn’t want to get our hopes up just in case. My doctor eventually did a membrane sweep when I hit 39 weeks, one week before my due date. It didn’t work.
March 2nd 2019 10:00 pm, I started having contractions again, these ones were stronger, but again, we didn’t want to get our hopes up. I had gone to sleep around 11:00 and I was able to sleep through the contractions, until about 2:00 am on March 3rd. I woke up and was crying in the bathroom at home, having painful contractions and shaking uncontrollably. I knew this was it, it was nothing like i’ve felt before (mostly because I had to be induced with Ben and didn’t go into labour naturally.) I woke J up and said let’s go, but it wasn’t that easy because we have a toddler who was sound asleep. I called my dad at 2:46 am and he drove to our house to stay with Ben.
We got to the hospital around 3:30 and checked in, got assessed and was dilated 6-7 cm. At this point, I was in so much pain, I needed something to ease it. They brought me into the birthing room and gave me laughing gas, that shit is good LOL. They set up my IV’s and got me ready for the anaesthesiologist to come in and gave me my epidural.
5:00 am – my water broke and I was at 10 cm dilated, they had told me to let them know when I felt the need to push (basically feels like you need to poop really badly) We waited and waited and I didn’t feel the need to push, I was quite content. Eventually they said whenever I wanted to, we could start pushing and have a baby. The nurses were all off work soon and wanted to deliver the baby before they went home, lol!
7:03 am, March 3rd 2019 we welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into our world, only 4 pushes and she was here. She didn’t have a for sure name for a couple of hours but we eventually chose Rosalie Katherine.
A quick and uncomplicated delivery and we were gifted with our second baby. We are falling more and more in love with her everyday. Benjamin is such a good big brother, trying to help with feedings and giving her so many kisses. I can’t wait to see how they grow and learn together. We are so so blessed to have 2 healthy children and so much support shown from all our friends and family.