I forgot how much I love new baby smell. The top of her head, her breath - so yummy! Just in case you couldn't tell: baby girl #2 finally arrived last Tuesday, the 18th at about 5:45 pm.
Her name is Livia Ann Chuckles. Livia is a Corsican name that is pronounced Leev-yah, but we're also going with Olivia without the O as that is how most English-speaking people would pronounce it. Ann is for my mother-in-law, Ann- Therese. And Chuckles? Well I'm sure most people who know me, or have read this blog in the past, know where that came from. Yes, from my dear husband Henri. I didn't even know about it until I read the text message he sent out with the birth announcement. Like Ayva's third name of Zonk, Chuckles was something Henri called the baby off and on while she was in utero. I should have known that he would add it when he acquiesced so suddenly and easily to my name choice while I was in labor (he really wanted to name her Ella. While I like that name and was a fan for quite a while, I did not like it paired with Ann.) I was thinking he was feeling sorry for all the pain I was in and so gave in because of that. I should have known he had ulterior motives.
After being in the hospital, plus a shared room, for almost a week it was so great to be set free! But then, wouldn't you know it - the Internet died the night I got home. That meant I couldn't post here, but more importantly it meant that I couldn't call anyone back home either. So now that the Internet miraculously turned back on, I'm slowly catching up. I've about finished typing up Livia's birth story. It's pretty long, but it's something I wanted to document for myself more than anything. I never got around to doing that after Ayva was born and I regret that a bit. I'll post it, plus pictures in a day or two!
We're all doing great despite Henri having a killer cold, Livia and I having minor nursing issues (getting the right latch-on can be a beeyotch!) and Ayva learning to share and be quiet. Plus we leave for Canada in 3 weeks!!