(right) Charlotte Cecilia born on November 3 at 12:17 am
5 lbs 12.9 oz, 18.7 in long
(left) Annabelle Claire born on November 3 at 12:22 am
5 lbs 15 oz, 19.1 in long
It's hard to believe that it has been almost a week since my beautiful daughters made their entrance into the world. I have so many stories to tell, and I feel like my world has been turned entirely upside down. We are in love, we are exhausted, we are overwhelmed, we are amazed by every little thing they do. I don't have a dramatic birth story to share. The girls are completely healthy. Breastfeeding is hard, but going well. The nights have been long, but we're finding what works for us and getting far more sleep than we were a few days ago.
Every time I look at their faces, I think about how difficult it was to create them. How each day of my pregnancy felt so surreal, as though I were living in a wonderful dream and had only to wake up to lose it all. But now they're here. With their six-day-old, already incredibly distinct personalities, and I'm falling so in love.