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 :)