Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's been 3 weeks

since I became the mother of 2 and let me be the first to tell you--I do not have the foggiest idea what I am doing! LOL! Seriously! Those of you with more than 2 or multiples must be super women!

My c-section was scheduled for 7:30 am on April 22 so we had to be at the hospital at 5:30. If you know me at all, you know that there are very few things I will do at 5:30 am! LOL! We got to the hospital and they immediately hooked me up to everything known to man, poked holes in my hand, and made me drink the nastiest stuff ever. Jason took quite a few photos of me at this time but this is the only one that I'll dare to show! Just remember that it's 5:30 in the morning!


I went into this c-section pretty scared. I started regaining some feeling towards the end of my c-section with Drew so I was nervous about the same thing happening again. Not entirely sure what went wrong this time but I felt EVERYTHING after the first cut! I kid you not! There was a lot of hollering (mostly from me I'm sure!) and the doctors & nurses were giving me as much stuff as they could to make it stop. The actual delivery part was pretty rough. Apparently she was a bit stuck in there so there was a lot of pushing and pulling and they ended up having to use the vacuum on her. She has a nice little bubble on her head as a result.

Before we went in they told us that we could not take any photos of anything on the other side of the drape so we don't have the super cool (but oh so gory) photos that Jason got of Drew's birth. Throw in the craziness going on in the OR at that time and we only got a couple of photos.

Because my stomach was so much larger this time I assumed that she would be much bigger than Drew was. Addyson Mikayla was born at 7:36 am and weighed 7 lbs 6.2 oz.--nearly a pound smaller than her big sister. She was the same length--20.5 in.

Here she is with Daddy on their way to the nursery just a few minutes after she was born.

They gave me a lot of morphine and used some gas to knock me out so I don't remember much after she was born until I woke up in the recovery room. It seemed like hours before I was settled in my room and they brought Addyson in. This was the first time I got to hold her.

Sean & Brandi kept Drew for us the night before Addyson's birth and brought her to the hospital to meet her new little sister that afternoon. We had been talking about how cool it was going to be to be a big sister so she was very excited about her new job! She had on her cute "Big Sister" t-shirt that I had made for her.






This photo is TERRIBLE of me but look how much my big girl looks like me here!

The day we found out that we were having a girl we stopped at the Harley shop and Jason picked out this outfit to bring her home in. It's a bit too big but still oh so cute!

Even though the actual c-section didn't go as it should have, my recovery has been so much easier this time around. My parents came here to help out for 2 weeks (because that's how much help I needed when I had Drew & we were expecting the same recovery this time) but I've been able to do pretty much everything since day 1. They were a huge help with Drew though allowing me to rest throughout the day.

I'll share some of the many photos I've taken since we've been home soon but here's one more of me & my 2 sweetie girls. As frustrating as everyday has been and despite being more tired than I've ever been in my entire life, I love these 2 little miracles more than I ever thought possible!




21 comments:

Brandy said...

how'd you know i was stalking you today hoping you'd post. perfect post, love all the pics. drew is so old suddenly and i forgot how new those babies are!! cute cute!

ALLY said...

Welcome home Addyson! Great photos!

Danielle said...

I loved reading about your delivery, and the photos are so sweet!!! she is adorable! well, they both are!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Brandi, *both* of your girls are absolutely gorgeous!! And you're too hard on yourself you look WONDERFUL! I can't believe you felt it all again..ugh! (((hugs)))

Heather said...

Isn't it amazing how much older the "baby" seems after a new one is born? Cute little girls!!

Heather Prins said...

congrats!!! She is beautiful!

Diana said...

Congrats Brandi! YOU and your girls are beautiful! It does get easier too - at least that's what all the people with 2 kids kept telling me ;)

Michelle StClair said...

She is beautiful!!!! And for me, going from 1 to 2 was not easy....omg it was not easy at all. It gets better eventually. Hang in there...

Danielle said...

Ohhhh how sweet, loved reading your experience and seeing your photos! She is SO beautiful! You have a gorgeous family!! I agree with Michelle, going from 1 to 2 was like having 100. ha But yes, it does get easier!
hugs!
dani

Ronda Simpson said...

Awwwwww!!Just all too adorable, I tell ya!!! So sweet, Love that last photo of you and the girls! :)

Kris said...

Oh you look beautiful! Your baby is so pretty. They always say that C-section babies are prettier... and it's true. Congratulations honey, your family is gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Looks like Drew loves being a big sister. Your girls are such cuties!

Laina said...

Congratulations!
Wonderful name. That is the name I chose if I had a girl when my youngest ds was born. No girls for me not Addyson.
She is so precious. Lovely, little family!

Cheryl L. said...

Congratulations Brandi!!!! She is precious!

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem with my last c-sec. They kept telling me that all I was feeling was pressure until I screamed through the deliver - of all 3! They knocked me out the second the 3rd was out.

Two sweet girls you've got there :)

Christy O

Andrea Amu said...

Such beautiful photos, Brandi! I love how happy you look in all of them... you don't even look like you just went through surgery!
Congratulations :)

Sophia said...

She is beautiful, I also have 2 girls and you will do fine...

Dana said...

awww! Congrats to all of you on the birth of another beautiful baby girl!

Leslie Ashe said...

I want to come hold her!!!!!!

CONGRATS again B!! BEAUTIFUl girls you have there!! :D (just like their sweet momma!)

I love your photo's!

twinsand2boys said...

Great pictures...cute baby! Congrats!!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your new little miracle!

From a mother of 3...going from 1 to 2 was WAY harder than going from 2 to 3! Don't ask me why 'cause I can't tell you! Maybe because you are more accustomed to juggling the multiple tasks!