Oonagh Maude arrived on February 1st – four days before her scheduled c-section date in a bit of a rush and what was my first real emergency c-section out of the three of them. (It was actually really scary when all was said and done but since nothing bad happened in the end I’m not dwelling on it.)
Oonagh also surprised me by being our smallest baby weighing in at 6lbs, obesity 3 ounces. She’s also our longest baby which explains why I thought I was constantly being poked by a bony elbow or foot for the last couple months of pregnancy – I was!
I know those who follow me on Instagram and Facebook have already seen lots of photos of her but I thought I would officially announce her arrival here on the blog.
Moira is very much in love with her newest little sister and is trying to help out in any way she can (and in many ways she can’t). Fionnuala seems to be coping as well as can be expected. She doesn’t seem jealous or anything – more like she has more important things to do than obsess over the newest member of the family. If any one is going to be okay being a middle child it’s Fionnuala.
Oonagh is a sweet little thing – very content to sleep on anyone during the day. Not so content to sleep at night. I’m really glad I read about the Period of Purple Crying sometime after Fionnuala was born because it explains a lot about what Moira was like as a baby and now that I am older (much) and wiser (a bit) I know that there isn’t much you can do about it. So it is perfectly acceptable for me to put the baby down and knit while she cries beside me for an extended period of time. I’m getting a lot of knitting done lately.
All things considered I would say we are doing really well. I was sick for almost all of December and then really uncomfortable for all of January so I’m feeling better than I have in months – even when taking major abdominal surgery into consideration!