Mama of Two

We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 am yesterday. After changing into my super sexy hospital gown and answering a battery of questions, I was hooked up to an IV and the fetal monitor.

My in laws arrived at about 6:30 to keep us company. My step mother in law was engrossed with the baby's heartbeat. It was going from about 160 bpm to 120 bpm every few minutes.

Guess what? I was having contractions. Which I think is pretty awesome for two reasons...I could hardly feel them AND whether or not we had chosen the date for the planned C section, yesterday would have been baby's birthday.

At 7:30, I was wrapped in a blanket and shuffled across the hall to the OR. I was sick with apprehension over getting my spinal. I sat on the table, clutching a pillow, tears streaming down my face. B held my hands and the anesthesiologist talked me through the procedure. The worst part? In all honesty, it was the anticipation. My anesthesiologist was a total rock star. I started having major anxiety because I couldn't feel my chest raising when I took a breath, and she showed me that if I placed my hand on my chest while breathing, I could show myself I was, in fact, taking big, full breaths. It was like magic. Seriously.

The surgery began, and at 8 am on the dot, our beautiful daughter took her first breath.

And screamed. Best sound ever.

As I write this, she's snoring softly next to me.

She has a head full of dark wavy hair. Deep, dark inky blue eyes. Long, delicate fingers and toes. Her Daddy's full, heart shaped upper lip.

In a word? Delicious.

I wondered what she'd look like as I carried her around in my belly. Now I look at her and I can't imagine her looking any other way.

Tomorrow, we go home. And begin life as a family of four. We are complete now.

This little angel beside me was our missing puzzle piece.


Mel said...

Ok, I'm totally tearing up reading this post. How beautifully written!! Congrats to the whole family. Love you!! xoxo

AnnG said...

Coolest thing ever to become a momma!! No matter how it happens it is still the best thing iin the world to look iinto those eyes and know that this little person is a part of you! Congrats!!

*Lissa* said...

Beautiful! xo

jaime said...

Congratulations to your entire family of four. :)

Heather said...

Beautiful! Enjoy every moment. xo

imadramamama said...

Oh, Heather, I'm so happy for you!!! I can't wait to see more pictures of Little Miss C R!!

Trish said...

Congratulations to you and your family! What a wonderful blessing! I am praying for a speedy recovery for you! Much love!

Deb said...

Congratulations. Enjoy every moment.

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