Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lindsey Jean's Arrival

November 11, 2011 finally arrived and so did our sweet baby girl. Cody and I headed to the hospital for the scheduled C Section at 11:30am. When we got to the maternity ward, they weighed me and put us in a holding room, number 11 (which of course, I thought was great!). The nurses came in, gave me a gown and started asking a bunch of questions. Then they had to give me an IV and said I had to get two bags of fluid in me before the surgery.
My parents and Cody's Mom, step dad and step mom all came in to see us before they took me back. I got really nervous and started shaking when the anesthesiologist came to talk to us. I was scared, anxious and worried about what was about to happen, but the nurses were all so great. When we headed to the OR, I told my family goodbye and knew that when I saw them again, I would be a mother. CRAZY!!
In the OR, the nurses prepped me for the surgery and put in the epidural and catheter while Cody was still waiting outside. At that moment, I had never been more terrified (note: I have never had surgery, or even been in a hospital) They laid me down on the table, and I could see the nurse getting my lower abdomen ready for surgery. My doctor came in the room and told me I was doing great and everything would be fine. I asked where Cody was, and right then, he walked in the room. I couldn't do anything but watch his eyes while the doctor performed the C Section. It all happened so fast. I felt pulling and pressure, and then I heard the crying of our sweet baby girl!! The doctor showed her to Cody and then tried to show her to me... I will never forget, with the sheets in the way, all I could see was her little arm, waiving at me, and I melted!! I started crying and couldn't believe I was finally a Mom.
Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy the feeling for very long. As soon as they started the pitocin, I was so sick. I felt my stomach drop and had an awful feeling. They gave me something just in case I threw up, but nothing happened. I felt terrible even after they took me to recovery. I couldn't even hold our baby girl.  I tried to drink some water, but then I couldn't keep anything down.  It was horrible.
While the nurses were trying to help me feel better, Cody asked me what I wanted to name our baby. We decided on Lindsey Jean Davis. It had a special meaning to us and it fit her perfectly. After we were able to bond with her for a while, we told our family to come in and then we made our way to our hospital room.
The next few days were a blur. It flew by so fast and before we knew it, we were headed home with our sweet Lindsey. So far, things have been great...we are sleep deprived, but couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much to all of our family and friends for your well wishes.  We are so thankful and extremely blessed to have our healthy baby girl!!