The day we've been anxiously waiting for has finally arrived. Having had 2 previous c-sections, I have no other choice than to have c-sections from here on out. I have to say that there's something nice about knowing and planning when I'm going to go in and have my babies. I knew about 2 months prior that this little boy would make his grand debut on July 25th (my original due date was July 31st) and so the preparing and nesting began.
My surgery was originally scheduled for 7:30 am, but was later pushed back to 9:30 am. This made it nice because I was able to check-in at 7:30 instead of 5:30. The night before was like Christmas Eve as a child. I could barely sleep as I was so excited for what was to come the next morning (and maybe the fact that I was so uncomfortable it made it hard to sleep). That morning we dropped Mia off at the Brinton's and made our way down to Encinitas and arrived at Labor & Delivery a little before 7:30.
I got checked in and they got me settled into my room, administered an IV and started me on fluids. Dr. Langley came in and visited with us as well as the anesthesiologist. I was all set to go. Shortly before 9:30 Dr. Langley came in and said that the surgical assistant didn't show up and so they were trying to get a hold of him to figure out what the deal was. I guess there was a miscommunication with his schedule and so they had to find someone else who could come and assist. An hour later, we were all set to go. The one thing that I really don't look forward to is the spinal block. I really don't like the idea of a big needle being stuck into my spine and then slowly losing feeling from the chest down. The anesthesiologist was amazing and I can honestly say that the whole process was virtuously painless.
At approximately 11:03 am we welcomed our sweet baby boy weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz and 20 inches long. It took us until the 2nd day to name him. We thought we were set on the name Kaehl, but after seeing him, Kaehl just didn't seem to fit him and so we went with Merek James Rosenvall. He is absolutely perfect and it was love at first sight. I have to say that we were a little surprised at his size. I thought for sure I was carrying at least an 8 + lb. baby.
Because there was a sheet up, I couldn't see anything that was going on and so Bryan was there giving me a play-by-play report.
Once he arrived, the nurses took him for his assessment. I have to say that is the hardest part of having a c-section - not being able to hold my baby immediately. Once they finished getting him wrapped up, Bryan brought him over to me. This was the first time I laid my eyes on this sweet bundle of joy.
The next 4 days I spent in the hospital recovering. I'm not going to lie, I was ready to go home by the 2nd day, but am glad I took advantage of the time to relax and recover.
Mia couldn't wait to meet her little brother. She is constantly giving him kisses and wanting to hold him.
She's such a proud big sissy.
We loved having visitors from the Moffats....
Finally on our way home!!
Sweet baby Merek.