And just like that…

…baby girl is born on 9/25 via scheduled c-section at 37 weeks, 5 days. They didn’t want me to go into labor because of the risk of repeat uterine rupture. We named her after the heroine in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

She’s healthy, I’m healthy (and off narcotics as of today), and this round has been way mellower than when DS was born, which isn’t hard, as no one got sent to any ICU. I have plenty of milk this time, and DS loves his sister (so far).

I still kind of can’t believe the IUI worked, I didn’t miscarry after all my first trimester bleeding, and I have a healthy girl.

I’m constantly being told how perfect my family is now that I have a boy and a girl. The baby we lost before DS and my husband’s cancer struggle are invisible now, although they still matter.