Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Introducing our newest addition!!

Avery Jane is finally here and we are so in love! She was born 8/1/14 @  12: 05pm and was 7lbs 7oz and 20" long.

Her delivery was nothing too dramatic since it was a scheduled repeat c-section but it was still amazing to welcome her into this world.

We started by heading to the hospital on Friday August 1st at 9am - my c-section was scheduled for 11:30am.  When we got in our room I was hooked up to the monitors and the nurses started drawing blood and putting my IV in.  

As we were anxiously patiently waiting, the nurse came in to tell us there was a possibility we would be bumped because there was a woman in labor who would possibly need a c-section.  That was a bummer to hear because I was really just wanting to get the surgery over with and the longer I waited, the more anxious I got! Then the nurse came in not too much later and told us there was another patient in labor who was bordering needing a c-section! I know this is not a big deal but I was starting to stress now, and to make it worse for me, the nurse came in again and said a woman just arrived in labor and was a previous c-section so she would need to go before me! I wasn't "in labor" so I was basically the last in line to all these other ladies.  At this point I was thinking we wouldn't have our baby until night time since they need 2 hours in between each c-section. 

I don't know what happened but by we were so lucky to find out just minutes before 11:30 that we were back on to our original schedule! Off to the OR I went while the hubby stayed back until they were ready for him to join.
I am a ball of nerves right here!

Walking into the OR for my 3rd time, I was actually a smudge less anxious than I thought I would be.  Everything was exactly the same as my previous surgeries and all of the nurses were so nice and comforting. They definitely made me feel at ease about the whole thing.

Waiting for my hubby to join me always seems like an eternity! They have to prep everything first and the anesthesiologist has to give me my local and then my spinal and make sure I am completely numb first.  The whole process only takes about 15 minutes but seems like forever! This time they actually let my hubby in a few minutes earlier than normal because they knew I was very anxious.

As I lay there behind the big blue sheet I was waiting to hear or see our baby, all of the sudden the Dr hung her right over my head and I was almost out of breath with emotions! I swear there is nothing like seeing your baby you have been brewing for all those months for the first time.  All I kept asking was "is she ok?" "is she crying?" "why isn't she crying?"

It turns out her oxygen levels were a little low so they had to work at it to get her to cry.  Hearing those first cries is the best feeling!

Our baby girl was here and she was PERFECT.

Proud Daddy for the third time!

I was really out of it the first day (as you can see in this picture, ha) but I still remember everything and laying skin to skin with Avery was just the best feeling

The first day when Brayden & Ella came to visit, all Ella wanted to do was climb on my hospital bed, jump on me, then get off, and repeat.  Poor girl had no idea what was going on!

I am serious when I say Brayden is so in love with Avery! He kept saying the sweetest things like "Avery is so beautiful Mommy" "Mommy, can I give my new baby a kiss?" "I love Avery so much" - We will see how long this phase lasts, but I will enjoy it now while I can!

Since I had a c-section, I had to stay mandatory 3 nights in the hospital. It was so so hard being away from Brayden & Ella but the time I got to spend with just Avery and myself is something I will always cherish.

Mommy's girls!

Finally going home! Our first attempt at a family of 5 picture, HA!

Since getting home, things have been crazy.  It's hard for me because I am recovering from a surgery while nursing a newborn around the clock and wanting to spend time with Brayden & Ella.  I know the first week is always the hardest so I am just focusing on things will only get better from here.

No matter what, we are so happy Avery Jane has blessed our lives and we look forward to all the fun being a family of 5 brings!

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