Cecilia Rose Riddle was born 12/3/2016 at 12:18am. She was 8lb 7oz and 21 1/2" long. Her eyes are baby dark blue, so real color to be determined. Her hair is a combination of strawberry and dirty blonde...hard to tell who she will look like at this point! Her eyes are wider spaced like Allia's for sure.
I was expecting a fast labor after Sebastian came so quickly and I had already had so many contractions earlier in the week, but every baby is different! Labor started around 4pm but it was very stop and go. I would have several good contractions, get tired, and my body would take a little break. But I absolutely could not lay down during contractions, even at the end, which was a new experience for me. This made all those breaks much needed. And thanks to that, her labor was actually my longest since Allia! However, once it came time to push, it only took one big one and there she was. That was a huge blessing since it turned out the cord was round her neck. Perhaps that was why my body was taking so many breaks...to keep her from getting stressed. We had an amazing labor nurse who was so sweet and accommodating, and we actually had our own doctor this time instead of the on-call! Yay!
It was quite slow at the hospital after what they assured us was a crazy beginning of the week. One of the nurses made these swan towels all over our room to welcome us when we moved from L&D.
Of course the kids were just dying to meet her the next morning!