August 14, 2009

Samantha Faith is Here

I've been thinking about you all- we had no internet access at the hospital, thus the reason no updates or pictures.

Thanks so much for all your prayers. I really felt them. We arrived EARLY Tuesday morning to the hospital and they started getting me ready. I was doing ok, not too nervous. I would just focus on getting the next thing done- IV in place, blood drawn, spinal in etc.

They took me to the OR around 10:15am and began numbing me and getting ready. This is always a challenge because I have scoliosis, a very curved spinal cord. I for some reason was very worried about the anesthesia wearing off too soon. I was focusing on not getting panicked. Anyways, at 10:42 Samantha made her appearance. My husband and I were so amazed that we were there yet again having another little girl. She was 6lbs 12.5oz and 19 inches long.

They gave her to daddy and we both were crying- so perfect and tiny. They took her to the nursery and got me finished. I went to recovery and was doing pretty well. About an hour later I got back to my room and was finally allowed some water :) Unfortunately I began to feel pain, and their method of pain relief is shots in the leg of demerol and then phenergan to combat nausea. This medicine makes you very sleepy. So by the time I got to hold the baby for the first time, I was a total fruit loop- I was so mad.

Anyways, my pain got away from me unfortunately, and by that evening I was a wreck. I had nursed the baby a few times, but finally consented to letting the nursery feed her because I was not capable. Right now she is drinking formula, but I had planned to start pumping last night. Well, Sarah ended vomiting all evening and that got put off. Yeah, what a welcome home!!

I am still very sore, but very glad to be home and have this over with. I have a sweet beautiful little baby to take care of :) She was worth all the pain and discomfort :)

25 comments:

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

She is so beautiful. Take care and enjoy that baby. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,

Samantha is absolutely beautiful :). Congratulations to you and yours.

Brandi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful, healthy baby girl!
You are very blessed :o)Get what rest you can!
Heatherj

Sarah said...

Welcome to the world, Samantha! Congratulations Jessica and Matthew! She is so beautiful! May God always watch over and bless your new baby girl!

Kristi said...

She's adorable!!! She also shares her birthday with my daughter. It's a good day to celebrate!!! Hope your recovery is quick and your milk comes in swiftly (if that's what you want!!!)

prayzgod said...

Awwww, she's precious! Congrats on your fourth bundle of joy.

Relax about the nursing and pumping... You'll get there. :-)

Evelyn Masters said...

She is soo beautiful! I'm glad that everything went as well as it did. Take care and enjoy that sweet little girl!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm glad all is well. She is beautiful! So what did you decide for a middle name?

Welcome home and praise God for your new little one!
~Terri

My Life With Boys said...

So glad everything went well (aside from the obvious pain afterwards). She is beautiful! What middle name did you settle on? Hope and pray you recover quickly this time around!

Mary said...

OOOHHH, she is just beautiful! And the pic of the three big girls looking at their baby sisteris just precious.

Praying for a speedy recovery!!
Mary in TN with the unupdated blog

*Michigan Momma* said...

Just beautiful ~ try not to focus on all the pain, fruit-loop stuff, nor the nursing issues (I know it's hard not to)....

just enjoy her and relax and recuperate. Everything will work out in time...

God bless you and yours~
Lori

ElleBee said...

Congratulations, Jessica, she's beautiful! I love the bottom pic with all four little girls! God bless!

Another Beautiful Day said...

Jessica,
Our family is so happy for yours. We love all the updates. We'll be praying for you that everyone is able to adjust well and you will have a good recovery.
Cristal in Florida

Leah said...

((((hug)))


Praise God!

Tereza said...

I'm so relieved it all went relatively well!! What a pretty name too! I was thinking of you ALL along!

atomic momma said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL and I am crying as I write this. I have checked several times a day since you left for an update.

C sections are just HORRIFIC. And trying to breastfeed after a C-Section for me was just so painful. Don't fret the formula - you'll turn the corner and get on a breastfeeding schedule. Anyway, we are so glad Samantha Faith is here - I Loooooooooooooove the name and your blog continues to inspire me as a mom and a Christian.

God bless you and your family. And may God bless your husband. We cannot be thankful enough that you are married to a REAL man!!!

Just Me said...

Congrats! She a pretty little lady...just like her mommy! You did a great job with all you had to go through....hope you get to feeling better soon. I love the pic of the girls looking at her through the nursery window. That's a priceless picture.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pic of the girls looking at baby sister thru the nursery window!!

Anonymous said...

She's so pretty! Congratulations!

DeNiece Barnes said...

She is so beautiful, I am glad that you are feeling better. God bless you and your family, again congratulations

Saved Sinner said...

Congratulations. She looks lovely.

~Bren~ said...

Oh she is beautiful!!! Congratulations, Jessica!!! Blessings to you and your 4 little dollies!

Kat said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful. Beautiful name. And you look wonderful in your picture. You don't look like you just went through labor at all!!

Lillian the Ponderer said...

Ahh, she is absolutely gorgeous, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow I haven't been around in awhile and I was really happy when I came by your site today to see you had your beautiful baby! BIG CONGRATS!!! And what a beautiful baby & beautiful name! Im so very happy God kept you and baby safe and healthy and will pray God gives you strength and grace as a family of 6! We are a family of 6 and I never feel alone! ;) Im very thankful for each of my children!

God bless! Again big CONGRATS to you and your family! You are blessed!

~Joy