Meet Emmett Francis Hands born June 8, 2018, measuring 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches. Emmett's birth was very straightforward, no surprises. He was a scheduled c-section, which I had decided very quickly after my labor experience with Sebastian. Sebastian was a big baby. After 2 days of labor, he got stuck in the birth canal, where he was double looped with the umbilical cord, unable to move. His heart rate started to drop which resulted in an emergency c-section. My spinal-tap didn't work properly, which resulted in me being put out completely with anesthesia. I missed my baby being born into this world, and it is something I have really never got over. I was absolutely terrified of having the same thing happen again, so this time around, I opted for a scheduled c-section, where for the most part, I knew what to expect, and most importantly my baby boy would arrive into this world healthy and happy and the perfect little bundle of joy.
Before having Emmett, I was so worried about having a second child. Sebastian was my first baby, my everything, and I didn’t know how I was going to have the time or space in my heart to love another child, but as soon as I laid eyes upon Emmett, my heart grew and I felt as though my life was complete. I am so in love with him.
It's amazing how different he is from Sebastian. Sebastian was born into this world independent. He wanted to cuddle when he was feeding, but the rest of the time he wanted to be left alone to take in the world from his rocker or stroller. He was most content with a lot of background noise, and could easily fall asleep at a party or during home renovations. Emmett, on the other hand, is extremely cuddly and very sensitive. The quietest sounds make him jump, but even though he gets startled easily, he is such an easy baby and we are so blessed.
We're having fun getting to know Emmett. He is changing every day and proving to be the happiest baby. He's constantly smiling and laughing at the world and it makes my heart burst. He is now almost 3 months old, and I have no idea where the time has gone. I am trying so hard to savor every moment.
We are slowly getting the hang of things and trying to adjust as a family of four. Sebastian, for the most part, has been really sweet and kind to his baby brother, but there has been the occasional day, where I know he's wishing it was just me and him. Despite all of the challenges we've faced trying to adjust, we all love Emmett to pieces and I couldn't imagine our family without him.