Introducing our New Baby Boy!
Born July 29, 2011
8 pounds and 1 ounce
Last Friday we welcomed our new baby boy to the family! He is such a sweet little thing, although not that little I guess since he was two pounds heavier and two inches longer than our first! Born via Cesarean section, the operation itself went a lot smoother than five years ago. I was really afraid that there would be issues while the spinal block took affect. Last time it felt like spiders were crawling all over me and the doctors ended up bringing in Brad early to calm me down. Eventually, I was put under for most of the first C-section and the next thing I remember is hearing a nurse call, "Look over here, it's your baby!"
We had the first appointment in the morning, because they like to do diabetics first thing to avoid complications with our blood sugars. That must be one of the very few perks of being diabetic, because it's so nice to arrive to an empty prep room and have all your vitals and information entered in a calm, leisurely manner. I felt very comfortable with my nurse by the time we went into the operating room and had unrushed conversations with the doctor and anesthesiologist. This time I was alert for the entire procedure, and they actually got started before I realized they'd begun! The only moments of discomfort was when they removed him.
I am still glad I was able to be awake for the entire thing. This time instead of having the nurse and Brad take the baby out of the room for the well baby check, I could hold the baby after they cleaned him up while the doctor's finished working on me. That's us together in the recovery room above. Most of last Friday went well, the issues didn't begin until that night. That's when I began having complications with the incision.