So! Wow, it has definitely been a while since I last updated. Last day I wrote, my mom and grandma were on their way here. That was an interesting visit. It was nice having them here, yet stressful at the same time.
Erin arrived on May 6th, but my water first broke on May 4th. I woke up and had a small gush that turned into just a light trickle throughout the day. I went to the hospital to get checked, and they couldn't find any evidence of amniotic fluid, so they sent me home. May 5th, I woke up and the same thing again. But it was an even bigger gush and I was leaking even more than the day before. So, I went to the doctor's to get checked out this time instead of the hospital. They found evidence of leaking that time and sent me up to the hospital. My doctor wanted to get me started on pitocin since I wasn't having any contractions after my water broke.
Erin entered the world at 1:04 am on the 6th. My labor experience was SO much better this time around. I did end up getting the epidural, but I rarely needed to hit the button for it. Unlike Shannon, I didn't push for 2 hours, she was out in 3 contractions. They immediately placed her on my stomach/chest to clean her off, and the first thing she did was grasp my finger with her tiny, strong hand. I was able to give her the first bath and everything. It was really special for me since I missed out on it with Shannon.
Erin is now 2 and a half weeks old and is such a wonderful baby. With 2 kids now though, I feel there is nowhere near enough time in the day. Everything is just going by so fast, I just wish things would slow down a little bit. Well, except Warren going back to work. He's been off since the beginning of the month basically. This is officially the most time we have EVER spent together, and it's getting to the point where I want to strangle him. So, even though I have liked the little bit of help I've had, I'm excited for him to go back to work tomorrow night.
Lastly, Shannon is 3 today! I can't believe it. Back to the whole "time is going by too fast" thing..I can't believe in 2 years she'll be old enough for school. We celebrated her birthday on Friday with my husband's family. Her party was going to happen yesterday, but Friday morning we found out my father-in-law was leaving for his deployment a week early. So, he left yesterday. It was a fun party. The funny thing was Shannon had NO idea it was her birthday party, and today could care less that it's her birthday. Guess we will see next year when she's 4. Anyway, I think this is enough for now!