Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And then there were four

The Delivery: PART ONE

On Wednesday, July 14th we finally got to meet our sweet little girl. About 3 days before the scheduled C-Section I started to get extremely nervous. I wasn't sleeping well or thinking well for that matter. I think the only thing I was really good at was being worried. I was worried about how the spinal would feel, if the surgery would go okay, if the baby would be alright.......let's just say I was a mess! The night before Joe gave me a priesthood blessing to put me at ease and I was finally able to get a few hours of sleep. We woke up bright and early so that we could be at the hospital at 5:30 am.

It was so calm and quiet up in labor and delivery and things got started right on time. After being hooked up to some fluids and getting my IV it was time to head into the operating room. The anesthesiologist was so great. After a little sting from the numbing shot he put in the good stuff. All of a sudden my right leg shot right out in front of me. It felt like every nerve in my leg had been electrocuted! It was crazy! I guess it happens all the time, but it was really the strangest thing I have ever felt! They layed me down on the table and in a matter of seconds I couldn't feel a thing! 20 minutes later, after a little tugging and some pressure, she was out! She was beautiful...and tiny!!

Joe always jokes that the reason he married me is so that I could give him some good athletes. Let's face it, with Joe being 6 foot 3 and me at 6 feet tall we are bound to get some big kids. Den'ja was 9 lbs. 1 oz and my doctor was guessing our little girl would be pretty big too. Instead we got a little 6 lb. 14 oz sweetheart. She barely cried at all and I was a little worried, but they assured me she was just fine. There is really no explanation for the way it feels the very first time you see your baby. My heart was so full of happiness and gratitude. I got to hold her right then and was already in love!