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!