|36 weeks 5 days preggo, ready to meet my little guy.|
Joshua entered this world on July 12, 2012. P and I arrived at the hospital at 7am for my scheduled c-section. My mom and my in-laws met us at the hospital. I didn't sleep much the night before. Honestly, I wasn't nervous about the surgery...I was afraid he would stop moving. But, instead I woke up to my Squirmy boy just kicking away. Finally, my name was called and we were taken back to the preparation room. After getting registered, having blood drawn, signing forms, etc my nurse said we could go back out in to the waiting room and sit with our family until Dr M was ready for us. Not long after, I hear my name being called. Dr M comes over and says, "Are you ready to meet this kid?" and leads us back to the prep room. There, I met the anesthesiologist and P puts on his lovely gown, booties and hat. I wish I had my camera because he looked so cute, although I know he doesn't see it that way.
|Anxious and proud papa waiting to be called back to the prep room|
We walked back to the OR. P stayed outside while I went in to get my spinal. The doc hit the right spot on the first try and we were good to go...or so we thought. The nurses helped me lay down and got me draped and covered. The Dr M decides to test my spinal block by pinching my belly. "Ow!" I said. "You can feel that?" "Unfortunately, yes." So, they uncovered and took down the drape to try again. This time, the anesthesiologist couldn't hit the right area. Now, my only choice was general anethesia. This was the last thing I wanted. For reasons unknown to me, an epidural was out of the question at this point. So, I went to sleep.
|P, Joshua and Dr M|
|Meeting my son for the first time|
|Just beginning to wake up in the OR, P showing Joshua to me|
|Heading up to the nursery|
I watched him get his first bath, gave him his first meal, watched him scream under the bililights and cry because I couldn't console him. I watched him meet family members, each time seeing the joy on their faces. A friend of mine recently posted something on Facebook that rings so true....His birth became the most anticipated event for so many people, not just my family. The outpouring of love when we announced his arrival was overwhelming. I have the greatest group of friends and family anyone could ever ask for.
Here's a few more pics from the hospital. That's Joshua's birth story! Can't wait to write about his life...I'm so thankful to be given the chance.
July 12, 2012 @ 9:47am
7lbs 10ozs 20.25 inches
|Sweet little feet|
|Snoozing on momma|
|Momma holding J for the first time|
|Under the bililights|
|I fit perfectly in Daddy's Hands|