Her name is Josephine Yvaine and she is turning out to be the sweetest little thing. She was born after 6 1/2 hours of labor (which I hesitate to call it, because only the last hour was painful) at 7:23 am on November 2nd. She looks just like Sydney. Which means she looks just like Matt. Most of my labor was contractions 3-4 minutes apart lasting about 30-45 seconds. It was weird to feel so normal and to laugh and talk. Sydney woke up at about 6:15 and ended up going to the neighbors because she got really scared when I started screaming. I'm having problems with nursing again, we are doing an SNS until my milk comes in because Josie was already showing signs of dehydration. It's going well, though. She is an excellent nurser with a strong latch. And she loves to nurse, much to the dismay of my aching chest. I hate giving her formula, but the alternative is too unbearable. So, we'll just do this and hope that the Metformin I have begun to take will improve my milk supply. Anyway, on to the pictures!
Here is Sydney:
And, coincidentally, I am feeling great. I had a superficial tear, but it didn't need stitches and I am getting around pretty well. I'm also not feeling too tired for being awake over 30 hours. And, HOORAY for nursing, I'm already down 15 pounds (just 6 pounds heavier than my start weight.)