My precious baby is HERE, sweet peeps! I am between feedings, so I'll make it brief ; )
I went in yesterday morning for my regular old non-stress test and appointment, and my contractions were down to eight minutes apart, and I was finally dilated to 1.5 cm! ..So from there it went pretty quickly. Dr. Gorman wasn't able to fit it in, so a relatively young/new doctor that was on call took over. (that alone made me nervous!) He had me go downstairs to the maternity ward, check in, and be monitored. The plan was to watch me till 3:30 on the monitors and to do the c-section then (only doing it sooner if my contractions got closer together). It wasn't 15 minutes, and they'd put in an IV, I'd talked with the anesthesiologist, met with the obstetrican about the c-section and the staples he'd use, and the next thing I knew...I was rolled down to the operating room, had a spinal block, and was ready!
Ches had run out to the van to get the camera, came back in, dressed in scrubs, and Carter joined us! It was so fast. (and I was thrilled and super nervous all at the same time!) The doctor was rocking my body pushing to get Carter out of my tummy-and it's so unnerving to have things happen that you can't feel (or see!).
Carter Nicholas was born at 12:52pm, weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz, and measures 19 inches. : ) We are working on announcements, and I'll show you which one we picked at Tiny Prints.com as soon as I get it proofed! : )
Here are a few pictures so far (and forgive me in advance..you may see far too many of them in the future too!):
|My sweetie just born. Check out that hair!|
|Yes, he's already hungry!|
|I made it, I made it, I made it!!|
|My bigger family! And sissy is taking a turn holding Carter.|
|These are the sweetest kids! They could not love their baby brother more, and I'm SO thankful!!|
|He is thrilled to not be the baby anymore! (He may feel differently in a year or two...or a week!)|
|Be still my heart.|
|My view of this adorable child. I'm so blessed!|
|We all have different opinions of who he looks like.|
|He says, thanks for joining us on the Carter Show!|