Speaking of Noah, he likes to call himself a “grand garcon”. He has now moved on to a big kid bed and is quite proud of that.
Noah has been talking about the baby for a while. He is very sensitive and always concerned that it might be hurting me. One day, I said the baby was kicking and Noah said to my belly – in French – “no baby, you are hurting Mom”. He was also trying to take it out of my belly to put it the bed so that I would be more comfortable.
I can’t say I had a smooth delivery but I definitely had an interesting delivery. My water partially broke at 6:20 am on the 14th of April and we went to the hospital shortly after. I was not really having contractions so the doctors induced me with oxytocin shortly after noon. Then things really picked up and I started to have pretty strong contractions and eventually got the epidural. In the afternoon, my doctor finished breaking the water to get things moving even faster. That was impressive in itself as there still was a lot of water. The doctor and the nurse said they had never seen so much amniotic fluid. Probably why I was so gigantic.
When I found out I was pregnant and that I had the exact same due date as I did with Noah (I know, a bit weird), my worry was that both babies would be born the same day and therefore have to share their birthdays – March 25th. Because Noah was three weeks early, I thought the chances this would happen were somewhat low. Just in case, we had a party for Noah’s birthday the weekend before.
So on Wednesday March 23rd at night, I start having some contractions, which became more and more regular on Thursday. I had an appointment with my doctor that afternoon. She said I was in labor and already 2cm dilated and that I should go to the birthing center right away. So off we go.
You may have noticed that the blog did not get updated for about a year. Not always easy to find time in our busy lives… Well, to catch up with what happened during that year, you can check out our pictures in the photo gallery. You will find pictures from Summer 2010, Halloween 2010, Christmas 2010, Noah’s second birthday and other stuff.
We will try to make an effort to keep a bit more on top of it. I am sure we will have more time now with two children ;-).