Our original due date was 11/14, and when that date came and went we ultimately scheduled an induction. The Pitocin started at 9am, broke my water at 9:20, and dilated to 9cm by 1:20. Vivian surprised us as a GIRL at around 2:30 in the afternoon. I felt as if I hadn't "earned" her since it was such a fast labor and delivery with hardly any pushing, but it was calm, peaceful and fun!
Her first day was a wonderful schedule of meet-and-greets with friends and family, feeding and sleeping. A couple of notes on that...she's an expert breast feeder already. Maybe because she's not quit as difficult to wake up as Violet was. Maybe because I'm experienced and perhaps a lot more relaxed, but either way it's been great to see her eating, sleeping, and pooping (A LOT) on an easy 3 hour schedule.
So now we have two daughters and we couldn't be prouder and happier. I'm excited for Violet and Vivian too - knowing first hand how special it is to have a sister.