As with T1, please try to remember to call her T2 around the internets. Plus it’s nice because it’s less to type
Second time moms reassured me that the second birth/recovery is immensely better than the first, and they weren’t joking. I feel remarkably good compared to last time. She is currently snoozing on my chest in a sling, I’ve taken a shower, picked up our bedroom in the aftermath of the birth, answered some emails and if she keeps sleeping I might even blow my hair dry. All of this is courtesy of not only my quick recovery, but my mom and husband who are taking terrific care of the two of us.
To answer some common questions:
I labored for about 8 hours. Pushed her out in the same tub T1 was born in.
Her first name is something we liked (though it’s sprinkled throughout my family in the form of a middle name) and her middle name is my mom and sister’s middle name.
I plan on posting the birth story for T2 like I did for T1.
Breastfeeding is going really well so far. She is demand feeding (and she demands it all the time, haha) and I hope things continue in the same vein. Time will tell, as we didn’t start having problems with T1 until my milk came in (or didn’t really come in, in my case).