Everyone knows the Simon and Garfunkel version of Cecilia. I used to sing the refrain to it to Amelija, using her name instead. I don't really want to sing the rest of it to her though. :) Funny story for you. As we were leaving the hospital, one of the people we met in the hall was a priest. He asked us what the baby's name was, and when we told him, he started singing. But, it wasn't the S&G version. I'm pretty sure it was this one.
I really like that song. It reminds me of nice, classic romance. S&G's Cecilia reminds me of crazy, hippy 70's love, and that's just not me.
So our little baby is Cecilija Jo. Once again, I was induced. With the velamentous cord insertion, I was under close watch, and my doctor didn't want to risk anything. It didn't attach near the cervix, so it wasn't nearly as serious as it could have been. I actually didn't do any research on it until after I had Cecilija. I took the doctor's word and trusted that she knew what was best for us. I'm glad I didn't look up any information on it or I would have scared myself half to death. Here's a quick little wiki page about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velamentous_cord_insertion
Anyway, she told me she didn't want me to go into labor on my own. It was kind of frustrating... again. I was hoping to go in to labor just for the simple reason that I haven't experienced much labor. I was induced with all three kids. I can't really complain though, because it was really easy for me. I didn't have any problems with being induced. I went quickly all three times.
So we showed up at the hospital, checked into L&D, and one of the nurses said, "This isn't your first baby, is it?" I don't know how she knew. Maybe it was look of exhaustion on our faces, of having two others at home to take care of, trying to get things done, not sleeping. Or maybe it was because we didn't pack the whole house and the kitchen sink. We packed a change of clothes for each of us, our electronics, and my pillow. That was about it. Or maybe it was that we didn't have the nervous look on our faces of not knowing what to expect, and realizing we would be coming home with a baby, a responsibility. Or they could see in our faces that checking into the hospital was almost like a vacation. :)
She came out looking great. The only issue we had is that I had a stubborn placenta and it didn't want to come out. While the doctor worked on that Cecilija got weighed and measured. She weighed 6 lbs, 3.4 oz, was 21" inches long according to the hospital, but at her first well visit she was about 20 inches. I finally got to hold her and snuggle my tiny girl. She had big feet and long fingers. Her ankles were about the size of my thumbs. But, she was strong. She kicked and wiggled so much it was hard to change her diaper! She was our beautiful baby girl. We were so thankful to be healthy. We loved our little baby the moment we laid eyes on her.