As I mentioned Ansley's birth, unlike Aiden's, went great with no problems. It was very very weird having a scheduled c section and being able to feel, hear, and even smell (yes there was some smells of the cleansing products they put on your skin) the procedure. To say there was no pain is a major lie, the pressure they apply- HURT! In one of the pics below you can see my face in the background, I was definitely between throwing up and passing out. I had a GREAT nurse anesthetist that held my hand and talked me through the entire process, she also kept the meds pumping! :) Everything after the actual surgery was great. I did have spinal headaches for about a week and, like with Aiden, I got the baby blues pretty bad. Now 2.5 weeks later we are good to go and enjoying live with our precious baby.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Hope you enjoy the photo's of my sweet beautiful baby girl. Sorry I have not had more time to update, I hope you understand that I have been insanely busy. I finally got my laptop fixed so I should be able to update a little more. I would tell you Ansley's birth story but there is really not much to tell besides I had a scheduled c section and all went well. As for now I hope you enjoy these pictures.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Weight: I gained 31lbs
Movements: Still moving like crazy
Sleep: What's that?? Obviously my body is preparing me for the lack of sleep I will have when she arrives because I literally wake up every hour.
Cravings: Not too many cravings anymore. She is still so high and I still have such bad heartburn that eating doesn't even sound good.
Best Moment Lately: I AM OFF WORK!!!!!
What I look forward to most: Most of you would think I would say just holding her but I look more forward to Aiden holding her. He talks about it non stop and I just can't wait to see his face when he sees her.
Update: I had to have an ultrasound last week because I am measuring small. This wole pregnancy I have felt smaller than I was with Aiden but I didn't think I actually was until the doctor measured my belly. I was measuring 36 weeks instead of 38.5 weeks. After an hour of waiting to have the ultrasound and in complete shock and fear we were very happy to learn she was ok and just a small petite little girl. She is weighing in at 6 lbs 4 oz so hopefully by Friday she should be about 7lbs. Please pray she is just a small baby and nothing else is wrong.
By the way- FRIDAY 11/11/11 at 9am is when my c-section is scheduled. To say I am nervous is an understatement. I'm completely rattled over the fact of going through the pain again but my doctor has given me comfort that this time will be ALOT easier.
We have prayed and prayed and prayed for this sweet child and are very thankful that God has been so gracious to bless us with another child but I honestly do not know how I feel about having her here in 3 days. I'm so ready to not be pregnant anymore but I am not ready to share my "Aiden" time. I can handle the pain again (not looking forward to it but will do fine I know), I can handle the 2,3,4,5am feedings, I can handle the crying and unknown, but what I fear most is depriving Aiden of anything. Please say a prayer for us this weekend and my next post will be of my sweet baby girl!
BTW: My dad is still trying to recover from this infected wound. He has now had 3 surgeries and will go for a post op follow up on Thursday. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for him to get a good report. I (we) really want my dad to be able to walk around this Christmas and not be confined to his chair. He is keeping good spirits and I love seeing his dedication to get well. He doesn't like me confined to a chair and relying on other people and instead of taking the poor poor pity party route my dad has showed, in true daddy like form, that he can get through this and never give up hope that he will get better (this started in March may I remind you).
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