So last Thursday we checked into the hospital to bring Aubrey Leigh into the world. The check in process was pretty routine, blood work, monitoring the baby, paperwork...
I was having a c-section for multiple reasons- I had one with Liam because he was breech, Aubrey was breech too and there was no chance she would turn with the low fluid and the low fluid could make delivery dangerous anyway.
They took me back to get my spinal block and get me ready on the table. It feels very stressful being taken back and Brian is not allowed back until the doctor is ready to begin.
Brian was excited to meet his daughter and went a little photo-happy before she even arrived.
I, on the other hand, was not feeling too hot. I did not have the same reaction I did with Liam. When I had my c-section with Liam I was laying there excited myself, ready to hold me sweet boy. Yes I was excited to meet Aubrey, but I was feeling dizzy and nauseous. The nurses wanted to tuck her into the bed with me when they wheeled me back to our room, but I couldn't even hold her then.
Back one the room we began the recovery process, which meant the nurse asked me every 5 minutes "can you feel this" or "can you move that". I did not start to feel better until I was able to sit up, which ironically they do not let you do right away for fear you will get dizzy.
Aubrey Leigh was born at 11:12 am on Thursday July 11th. She is perfect! She was 3 weeks early and because if that and her size, 6 lbs 2 oz, the doctors considered her a late preterm baby. We had to stay at the hospital a little longer because of her jaundice, and feeding has been a struggle but we're getting the hang of it.
Liam is adjusting well, maybe a little too wild and loud for his mama right now, but it doesn't seem to bother Aubrey.