Talk about a landmark year for our family. We are over the moon about our beautiful, petite Isla Capri! Our family welcomed our baby girl on February 19, 2019 and she couldn’t be any sweeter.
This pregnancy was different from my last and my doctor decided it was the decision to induce labor for me to ensure our precious Isla Capri was growing properly. Prior to his decision, I had stopped gaining weight and Isla had been measuring small. Since the second baby is normally larger in size and I wasn’t gaining weight, my doctor decided inducing labor was the best plan of action. Even though this all seemed scary at the time, I trusted my physician.
The night before my labor I remember being so nervous, yet anxious to meet our daughter. Knowing what to expect, I felt more prepared. I was physically and mentally strong and ready to deliver my baby. I knew I was in God’s hands, and that was enough for me.
The labor and delivery ended up being a lot more efficient from my first and we were able to meet Isla within a few hours. Isla weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was perfect. I had such an amazing experience, with special thanks in part to my doctor and the incredible nurses.
It is hard to even describe the feeling you get as a mother when you have your second baby. It’s pretty remarkable but let me be honest. I felt a sense of guilt for having another baby, so soon, fearing that our oldest daughter would feel upset. It’s true what they say about how your heart grows and makes room to love a second child just as much.
When Blakely met her sister, Isla for the first time I knew right then and there that my girls would share a special bond for the rest of their lives. From that moment on, seeing my girls together was meant to be. I knew in my heart and soul that God had given us exactly what we needed.
Isla Capri is truly such a dream baby, and we can’t imagine our lives without her. I remember holding her after birth and being amazed at how tiny but protected she felt in my arms. Looking down at her I felt so grateful that god had blessed us with another miracle.
We are thankful that she was born a healthy baby and considered a normal size, especially for being induced a week early. My doctor and nurses were incredible, and I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for me and my family during my labor and our hospital stay.
We truly feel blessed beyond words!