Well as much as it is hard to believe the day would ever come for Kai's birth, it did. Here we are still happy about being admitted and hoping things begin to progress faster! Unfortunately back labor set in and I gave in to an epidural after pain like I have never experienced. There were no other babies being born at the time so my room had a student in along with 3 others that were practicing on me as well. It's hard to care what or how many people do things when you are in that state. With contractions more bearable we began the "pushing" at 7:30 p.m. Thus started the waiting game, dilated and still no BIG appearance of little man. A little after 11 p.m. I became immune to my epidural and was so done. After hours of pushing and then back labor all over again I was weak and had no energy left to try to unstick the little one who was not only face up but also caught on my pelvic bone due mainly to his face up position. C-section was decided. I was never so excited to have the pain gone. The 15 minute prep time felt like forever.
oh the anticipation looking at those little things!
Lauren was the sweetest nurse and took care of me so well. She had off the next day so we thought we wouldn't see her again but...a c-section had us in longer and she stopped by for a visit when she heard we were still there!
I lay on that c-section table with arms flopping around uncontrollably and a husband there ever supportive.Once again there were people everywhere in that room because it was slow and who doesn't like to witness a birth? I could feel the three cuts, rips, pressure...whatever you wanna call it and then the push on my belly to get this dear one down where he needed to be. As soon as I felt my belly deflate I heard his ever loud WAIL. He continued the noise until he was in my arms.
He snuggled right in and at the sound of my voice instantly stopped crying. A rather teary moment but oh so glad he was out and well. God is good!
My sister, sister-in-law and niece were there in the waiting room waiting for a glance.
I never felt so handicapped from the numbing as they moved me from the surgery table to bed. I was dead weight.
Chiny chin chin picture...but we are happy!
A weight that even the doctor didn't think he was right before the c-section.
Oh so tired but so in LOVE!
Aww...that eye contact!
It was so nice to have visitors especially since we were stuck in there a few days!
Got quite the callick(sp) going on there!
He's not missing a thing!
visitors at home sweet home!
We couldn't be more happy with this little man. I adore those bright eyes even if it's in the middle of the night and mine are half closed. He truly is a miracle!
He's spent a few early mornings like this so I can get a little sleep before he leaves for work!
MUAH!...peeling skin and all!
He gets me every time. He's been this alert since birth. Even the Drs and nurses commented on it!
Addy finally got to meet her cousin. No more questions of how and when he will come out and what color he will be!
...oh my lil mocha baby!
Auntie Kris gave the first bath!
A family of three. First Sunday at church at 12 days old.
I still feel that the reality of this little life in my hands hasn't really sunk in. How long does it take to realize he is ours? It was a long wait but it was worth it and we thank God daily!